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Analoguesat

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This is a great website which shows youthe actual direction(s) you need to point your dish(es) in


Set your location, choose the satellite you want and away you go.

You can also get dishpointer apps for smartphones, but they do cost.


http://www.dishpointer.com/
 

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I have been trying to setup a dish with Dishpointer. Set the X in the exact position of the house, chose 0.8w sat, yet its not giving the correct direction. I found this much much easier with my tablet. Spot on.
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I have a Zone 2 dish mounted on the floor. I have access to a number of LNB's and a decent meter.
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I thought I would test the available dish positioning calculators. I theory it is pure mathematics, calculating the position of a satellite 22,000 miles above a point on the equator and sure enough most of them give similar (not the same) results. My one concern is that everybody seems to use DISHPOINTER.COM as the default (possible because they have their SEO sorted out) but this is the one site that varies greatly on the skew angle calculation.

See attached.

Who is right?
 

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a33

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DISHPOINTER.COM .... but this is the one site that varies greatly on the skew angle calculation.

It takes the preskew of 7.5 degrees of the astra satellites into account, which is correct. (Satlex does this also.)
Alas, it does that also on the multifeed skew calculations, IIRC, where the preskew should NOT be taken into account.
(Multifeed skew calculation is in fact still more complicated than that, I believe. Maybe the Cahors Big Bisat calculator is the most accurate for that, I'm not sure yet, as I haven't been able to check calculations and outcomes of that...)

I don't know of an internet calculator, that takes the Eutelsat satellites preskew of 3.535 degrees into account.
In fact it seems to be a little known fact, that they also have a preskew, but Eutelsat reported it themselves.

Greetz,
A33
 

Analoguesat

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In the UK most of the satellites on the European part of the arc are so strong it doesnt matter if the skew is only roughly set, setting the lnb to "7 oclock" or thereabouts when facing the dish and setting for the east birds is more than near enough.
 

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It takes the preskew of 7.5 degrees of the astra satellites into account, which is correct. (Satlex does this also.)
Alas, it does that also on the multifeed skew calculations, IIRC, where the preskew should NOT be taken into account.
(Multifeed skew calculation is in fact still more complicated than that, I believe. Maybe the Cahors Big Bisat calculator is the most accurate for that, I'm not sure yet, as I haven't been able to check calculations and outcomes of that...)

I don't know of an internet calculator, that takes the Eutelsat satellites preskew of 3.535 degrees into account.
In fact it seems to be a little known fact, that they also have a preskew, but Eutelsat reported it themselves.

Greetz,
A33
Was completely unaware so really appreciate the info. Did some trials with different LNB's and the Dishpointer seemed more accurate for the basic Freesat feed.
Cheers
 

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I have a Zone 2 dish mounted on the floor. I have access to a number of LNB's and a decent meter.
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In the UK most of the satellites on the European part of the arc are so strong it doesnt matter if the skew is only roughly set, setting the lnb to "7 oclock" or thereabouts when facing the dish and setting for the east birds is more than near enough.
Thanks
 

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Great tip there Analoguesat :)
 

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The Android app appears no longer downloadable. Maybe the Apple one too.
 

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The Android app appears no longer downloadable. Maybe the Apple one too.

Found this on Google Play Store, just now - will it do?


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Still available on iOS


Although I use Satellite Pointer (free) and SatFinder NG (£3.99)
 

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I am sorting that out, my gran is coming to live with parents (Midlands), so a Polish TV and for me (South coast)....I may be brave and go motorised.
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Thanks. Although this has raised more questions than I wanted to ask, it's super helpful.
 

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There is also USALS protocoll on almost every receiver and i found coordinates on STAB website.
 
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