View Full Version : DishPointer Android 2.2 Help
12-05-2010, 04:00 AM
Ok, I bought then downloaded the new dishpointer app on my Android, 2.2 phone.
I have absolutely ZERO clue how to use it. I have read forum post after forum post for the past 2 weeks and it make ZERO sense to me.
I dont understand any of the terminology.......i.e., what is the thing about an arc?
I also know that it is WAAAAAY off........how do I calibrate it? And, is there anyway to take a picture of the sats youre viewing?
I do not have any idea whatsoever and cannot understand why there isnt anymore help out there?
How to I calibrate? How do I figure out what all the "words" mean........like arc? Yes, I know what the word itself means, in general, but not when it is applied to this particular circumstance.
Anyone who can tell this idiot how to use it..........fantastic!
12-05-2010, 10:04 PM
The reference to arc is the red line on the screen that mimics the clark belt on the horizon.
All the satellites will be listed on the arc.I have had great exp with this app and use it everyday
12-06-2010, 01:31 PM
And, is there anyway to take a picture of the sats youre viewing?
No, taking a screenshot is not possible on the Android.
So, you can see the satellite dots on the screen. The line connecting those satellites is the "Arc". You don't need to do much with the app, that's the beauty of it. You just switch it on and hold it to the sky. That's it in terms of interaction with the app (except when the compass is off then you move the arc/satellites with your finger to the right position providing you have a reference point). What the app tells you is where the satellites are and if any obstacles (trees, buildings, etc...) are blocking the signal.
12-22-2010, 09:44 PM
Ok, thanks guys. Now that I have learned HOW to use it, can someone tell me where to point it? I.e., i can see the satelittes I want, but I have tried absolutely every possible solution to get my dish adjusted to that sat.......putting it on the end of the arm, on the outer part of the LNB, you name it, Ive done it.
For twenty bucks this app should be TALKING and WALKING me through every step. I cannot believe you cant take a picture on the 2.2. Kind of hard to see where your pointing at if you put it on the outer part of LNB, lol.
12-22-2010, 09:48 PM
And one last thing, can someone definitively tell me whether BEV is up on Satzen at this exact point and time? I keep being told elsewhere that you cant get BEV on Satzen....(yes, you can, and I had it for 4 months without a single problem other than occasional freezing)......then I just HAD to buy a bigger dish.
It appears that I may actually have to put the old dish back up just to confirm a yay or nay at this point.
EVEN MORE IRKSOME.
12-23-2010, 09:07 AM
DishPonter is an app tool that you use to determine if you have a line of sight to the satellite. It helps you determine where to mount a satellite dish to receive signals from the desired satellites without obstructions such as buildings or trees blocking the view of the satellite.
The app does not have any tools to turn your smartphone into a mechanical device to place on your dish to obtain correct elevation and azimuth. You need a satellite meter or at least the signal meter built into the satellite receiver to provide signal verification of correct dish aiming.
Reception of BEV with the Satzen receiver is theft of service. Please review the forum rules as there is no discussion regarding theft of service and posts regarding theft of service will get you banned.