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Posted 07 September 2004 - 09:50 PM
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Posted 07 September 2004 - 09:55 PM
I have a motorized dish, and in addition to turning the dish, it also tilts it at the appropriate angle to skew properly.
hope that helps.
Posted 08 September 2004 - 12:51 AM
The reason why a skew is needed is due to the fact that the clark belt where the satellites are located are aligned around the earth. The earth is not flat, it is round, therefore the satellites are also not going to be picked up on a straight line but on a curve. That skew picks up those satellites on a curve. Some satellites are higher up in the air than the other ones. The smaller the number the orbital location is, the higher up in the sky they are (from the east coast anyways). The curve is like an n shape, like the top half of a circle. This is the best way I know how to explain it being this time of morning and being sleepy, lol.
I have to agree with Gary again