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Online calc - using the sun to see if you have a clear shot to the satts

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#1 OFFLINE   jimrobinette



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Posted 07 October 2012 - 12:17 PM

There used to be an online calculator that you could put your lat/long into and it would tell you when the sun would be in the exact position as the DirecTV satts, or would be at the same elevation or azimuth as the specific satt you were looking for.

This was a great tool to see if trees would be an obstruction or if you had a clean shot, without having to install the dish and point it.

Does anybody have it bookmarked or know what I'm talking about? I've searched Google and have no luck.

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#2 OFFLINE   dpeters11


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Posted 07 October 2012 - 12:28 PM

Try this site. We're in that period right now.


#3 OFFLINE   Davenlr


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Posted 07 October 2012 - 12:31 PM

Try this site. We're in that period right now.


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#5 OFFLINE   litzdog911


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Posted 07 October 2012 - 11:53 PM

See the link below ....

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#6 OFFLINE   jimrobinette



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Posted 08 October 2012 - 05:47 AM

See the link below ....

Exactly the post I was looking for!!!! Thanks. I've now subscribed to that tread to bookmark it.

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