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Use the Sun to Site New Satellite Dish


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#121 OFFLINE   litzdog911

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 12:01 PM

Is there a way to tell exactly which channels will come off the 110, and 119? My zip code is 03253. Thanks in advance!


This site shows which channels are beamed from each satellite ....
http://www.lyngsat.c...es/america.html

Most likely you won't care about 110 and 119.
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#122 OFFLINE   litzdog911

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 06:49 PM

Bump.

It's that time of year again. This first week of March is the ideal week for most US cities.
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Posted 12 March 2009 - 06:53 AM

Litzdog,
I have a Suunto Tandem compass. My AZ & El for the 102.8 bird is 233AZ & 34.1EL when looking thru the el veiw finder on the compass at 32EL I clear the tops of the trees in my yard by a few feet is it safe to say I will be able to get a signal? The trees are mature and not growing any higher if anything they are starting to die. I am planing to put up a AU9 slimline 3lnb fpr the 99,101 and 103 birds
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Posted 12 March 2009 - 09:45 AM

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 12:41 PM

Litzdog,
I have a Suunto Tandem compass. My AZ & El for the 102.8 bird is 233AZ & 34.1EL when looking thru the el veiw finder on the compass at 32EL I clear the tops of the trees in my yard by a few feet is it safe to say I will be able to get a signal? The trees are mature and not growing any higher if anything they are starting to die. I am planing to put up a AU9 slimline 3lnb fpr the 99,101 and 103 birds
Thanks
Steve


Sounds like you're OK.
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Posted 14 March 2009 - 03:27 PM

LitzDog, I wanted to make sure I understood this procedure correctly. I live in Traverse City, MI and put the longitude and latitude into the website and for yesterday and today and tomorrow I interpreted the website as saying the sun will be in the position of the Directv satellites at about 3:00pm EST. So I went out today and looked at the shadows cast by trees near my house and they missed the potential dish location by about 6'-10', meaning that I should have a clear LOS to all three (99, 101, 103) satellites.

Did I do everything correctly? Thank you for your input and review of my procedure. Helps alot because I had been thinking that I would have to cut down a very nice, BIG tree.

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 03:38 PM

Why you didn't use a URL from post#124 above ?

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 09:40 AM

I've done all I can, and nothing works heh

Your Location
Latitude: 35.4438°
Longitude: -84.8214°

Satellite Data
Name: 110.0W DirecTV 5 | Echostar 10, 11
Distance: 37712km

Given the direction the line is on the map, from post #124, 110 looks to be the right one. I enter in all the data on that javascript page and every single Sat I enter is "Satellite is not visible". If I put in what Google and other sites put for my Lat/Lon, being that -84, it gives "Illegal Entry Number. Check Data. Use Decimal Degrees". Which I do :P Oh well. I have good signal, just thought I could tweak it since in the rain (even a drizzle) I have issues. And also the transponders on 101, down the middle, are generally in the mid-50s to mid-70s where the rest are high 90s :confused: So I figured the site might be able to help that.

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 10:06 AM

Your Location
Latitude: 35.4438°
Longitude: -84.8214°

Try:
35.4438° N
84.8214° W
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Posted 21 October 2009 - 10:30 AM

Try:
35.4438° N
84.8214° W


That's what I had to put in after the -84 gave an error...

OK So I had an epiphany and thought... "What if I put 84 as N and 35 as W..."

Well, what happens is it works :lol:

Not that I quite follow it anyways, but seems like Oct 7th was the day that the sun and a sat would have lined up with in 0.02. Today it'll be 5.24. So quite a bit lower. Oh well, nifty to tinker with!

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 10:47 AM

That's what I had to put in after the -84 gave an error...

OK So I had an epiphany and thought... "What if I put 84 as N and 35 as W..."

Well, what happens is it works :lol:

Not that I quite follow it anyways, but seems like Oct 7th was the day that the sun and a sat would have lined up with in 0.02. Today it'll be 5.24. So quite a bit lower. Oh well, nifty to tinker with!

I had to use this last week. With some "dicking around" I found two times where one would be AZ and the other would be EL.

"What if I put 84 as N and 35 as W..."
You'd be in Greenland

Edited by veryoldschool, 21 October 2009 - 10:59 AM.

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