61.5 is generally in a southeast direction and 148 is generally in a southwest direction. The angles vary depending on where in the country you are. You can't view both of them with the same dish - they are waaaaaayyyy to far apart.
A while back I tried aiming at the 61.5 satellite from my southern CA area and was surprised at the good signal I got. I don't remember the numbers, but they were acceptable. The elevation angle from here is 20 degrees and I am fortunate to have a clear view of the sky at the azimuth (97 degrees).
O.K. Here is a question for you then.
The other day I was out looking at my dishes.
I have a dish 500 aimed at 119 and 110. Another dish aimed at `148 degrees.
I had never even thought of it before but now ,,,,, now it doesn't make sense at all.
If I stand behind the dish and I am looking at the direction in which the dish is pointing according to the indicator on the Y connector it shows that 119 is on the left. 110 is on the right
and then the second dish is separate pointing at 148 which is more of a westwardly direction.
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1 1 4
9 0 1
Why would 110 degrees be in the middle? Unless I am misunderstanding something I would naturally assume that 110 would be to the far left 119 degree would be the middle sat. and 148 would be to the far right direction wise standing from behind the dishes themselves. and of couse looking in the direction in which they point.
DTV's 101 would be further to the left of the first Dish slot.
If someone can explain that to me I'd like to hear it
I actually got to wondering if I had installed the Y connector upside down. So I went back into the house and found my Installation manual and checked the installation procedures to see if I installed it wrong.
The manual clearly stated that the 119 Y 110 indicators should face upwards towards the dish So I do know that the Y connector was installed right. It points upwards towards the dish.
This one confused me for awhile too, then one day I figured it out.
Here is my crude drawing, excuse the dots, they were used as spaces.
110......119 <--- Sats in the Sky
...\....../ <---- SIgnal Coming down
.......X <----- Your satellite Dish which reflects the signal to your
.119.....110 <----- Your Dishes LNB's (Noticed the signals are
In other words the signal comes down, bounces off your satellite Dish which has a slight curve and is bounced back to the LNB's when this bouncing happens its like a mirror so the signal is backwords thus the reversing of the signals.
Hope I explained it well enough. Its easier to say outloud then it is to type.
The easy answer is its due to the signals "reflections" from the dish.
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