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    Default Determine Satellite Position using the Sun


    before i travel today, i just would like to share something to everyone. it's free, and almost everybody has it (not everyone has a compass). Utilise the power of the Sun since it can be used more precisely than a compass.



    1.) view Satellite Calculations Website for your exact location. if you your location is not listed, Satlex has a list of worldmaps for you to determine your longitude and latitude address.



    2.) choose your desired satellite or input the address if not listed.



    3.) you will get your results like this. it will determine the time of the day wherein the position of the sun is closest to the position of the satellite you are targeting.



    NB: these method is good when you are ready to align your dish. do not take the measurements and position your dish a year after since sun movements and position vary each year, also take into account summer (sun is higher than satellite) and winter (sun is lower that satellite) positions (see first image above).

    now.... i hope this helps. im off for my travel to Philippines now. see you come July!
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    I have done this when I forgot to bring my tuning gear...

    Instructions with pics attached

    http://66.79.185.20/~vetrun/forums/s...ec+sun+install
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    should also take note that offset dishes will appear to be facing low on the horizon compared to the prime focus dishes.

    oh well.... im off.

    *poof.
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