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Satellite Elevations ?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Samurai, Sep 2, 2006.

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  1. Samurai

    Samurai Cool Member

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    Is there any where I can find out the satellite elevations for all 5 DirecTV satellites from my zip code 21737 ?

    I installed a 1 and then a 3 LNB satellite dish. I have it on the bottom of my roof on the NE side, so it looks over my roof from from the bottom of the opposite side you would think to install the dish at. I did this because the dish is almost completely hidden on the back side of my house. For the 3 LNB dish I determined that the angle to the 3 satellites is greater then the angle of my roof. I get great reception of all 3 satellites and my dish is protected. If I have the new AT9 dish installed to get the 5 satellites, I wanted to know if I can keep my dish in the same place so I need to find the angle to the new 2 satellites from my location. Thanks.
     
  2. samrs

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    ( 99.0 W) 224.2 39.1
    (101.0 W) 226.8 38.2
    (103.0 W) 229.2 37.2

    Their pretty much the same place.
     
  3. Samurai

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    Thanks ! Where did you find this out for my zip code ?
     
  4. samrs

    samrs MANC

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    Ummmm! I have a program on my computer. I downloaded it from somewhere one night when I'd been drinking. Keep it a secret. ;)
     
  5. litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

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  6. Samurai

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    That doesn't show the 5 DirecTV Satellies, does it ?
     
  7. litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

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    It shows you the azimuth and elevations for each satellite based on your location to ensure that you have clear line-of-site to each satellite.

    Are you looking for the settings required when you install your dish? Your receiver provides that information based on your zip code in its dish setup menu.
     
  8. Samurai

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    Thanks.* I don't have the new receiver or the 5 LNB dish yet.* I'm trying to decide if I want to stay with DirecTV.* One factor is if I will be able to get reception with the new 5 LNB dish in the same location as my 3 LNB dish.* It appears that I can.
     
  9. litzdog911

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    That's usually a pretty safe bet because the new Ka-band satellites are close to the main 101-deg W satellite. Usually if you can "see" the 101-deg SatA satellite you should be able to "see" the 99-deg and 103-deg as well, unless your trees are especially thick.
     
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