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So, where is the dish REALLY pointing?
Posted 23 February 2013 - 04:49 PM
It took forever for this to sink in, and I just found an illustrated web page that shows and explains this perfectly:
The dish they show is a "22 degree offset dish". Can anyone clarify what the figure would be for a DTV oval Slimline dish?
Along with this, I found a very handy, and free, utility for my Android phone that helps with this:
...now that I've got my compass calibrated, it seems to be working just fine!)
Posted 23 February 2013 - 07:32 PM
Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:11 AM
Thank you very much for the url to Satellite AR. I downloaded it this morning and it really works. This will be super when we are on the road in our RV to check for line of sight. What a wonderful find.
Again, thank you.
Posted 24 February 2013 - 02:30 PM
You might also want to check out SatFinder (this is the free version, but there is also a "pro" version):
It too uses artificial reality to show where the satellites are, but it's far more complicated (at least for me), and I haven't yet figured out how to use it, even after reading all the detailed information on their web page:
Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:41 AM
Edited by AntAltMike, 28 February 2013 - 11:28 AM.
Posted 02 March 2013 - 12:41 PM
Sorry for not responding earlier, but I just got around to checking out your second suggestion. This is great too. I just downloaded it and checked it against a website version. Both have the same readings and I don't have to enter my address since it is picked up by the GPS on the phone. This will be very nice to have on the road.