Results 1 to 6 of 18
Thread: Satellite Locations vs Names?
03-14-2012 10:23 AM #1
Satellite Locations vs Names?
I'm sure this has been mentioned before but I'm going to bring it up again in case it hasn't. Maybe someone can convince me that I'm wrong here.
Satellites come and satellites go. Since I got into C band in 1988 I've lost count of the different names that have been used for each new bird that was launched. Having said that I often wonder why people always use the name of the satellite instead of it's location in the arc? It just doesn't make sense to me to have to remember new names for satellites when they are constantly changing but the LOCATION usually stays the same?? When I setup my FTA systems I started out my channel lists by naming each satellite with it's position first, ie, 91_C_Galaxy17 or 91_K_Galaxy17. That way I don't necessarily have to keep track of names and I've got my satellite list in numerical order, which is where they are in the Clark Belt. The way stuff is usually posted now I have to go to my setup sheet and look for the satellite name to associate with a position in order to go there? It just doesn't make sense to do it this way?? Or is it that I'm just old and suffer from "CRS"!10 ft Winegard, DMX-741S LNBF, VonWeise Mover, AZBox Ultra/Openbox S9 and PowerMax Vbox X.
7.5 ft SAMI, DMX-741S LNBF, SuperJack Mover, AZBox Elite/Openbox s9 and PowerMax Vbox X.
10 ft Unimesh Coming Online Soon! Well, maybe not!
AND RANDY WILLIAMS (lying MOFO) GAVE MY 12FT CONIFER DISH TO SOMEONE ELSE!
03-14-2012 10:35 AM #2
My opinion is this: It is easier in the psychology of the human brain to associate a name with something rather numbers.
Lets say you have 3 friends. 1st friend, Paul, lives at 91W Main Street, the second, James, at 99W Main Street, and the 3rd, Scott at 105W Main Street.
How often do you say hey lets go to 91W's house to hang out, you don't you say Paul's house. Now say Paul moves far far away. A new guy moves into the house at 91W Main Street, his name is Frank. You become good friends with Frank. Guess what, when you go there you refer to it as Frank's house, even though Paul is the one that built the house originally. Also, you still in going to see Frank don't say 91W
Just my opinion on the way the mind works.Michael
Long Live FTA!!!
03-14-2012 11:12 AM #3
I've been into satellite since 1982 and I always went by the name. In fact, when someone mentions for example that a channel is ITC at 87 I must always log onto Lyngsat to see that they are referring to SES2.
Dishes: 240cm (8') WS International Dish, C-Band * 180cm (6') Fortec Dish, C-Band * 180cm (6') Channel Master Dish, C-Band * 120cm (4') Channel Master Dish, SG2100 H-H, KU-Band * 36" X 26" Channel Master (StarBand) Dish, DBS * 18" Dish, DirecTV, DSS LNBF * Dish 1000+, Dish Network
OTA Antennas: Terk TV-32 UHF Antenna, (Pittsburgh, PA locals) * Antennacraft MXU59 UHF Antenna, (Johnstown, PA locals)
Receivers: VIP722 Dish Network * Coolsat 4000 Premium * Coolsat 6100 PVR * Openbox S9 HD PVR * Motorola DSR-410DS
03-14-2012 11:16 AM #4
no matter what there are 4 types of folks out there when it comes to this
-folks who refer to them by name
-folks who refer to them by slot
-folks who refer to them by both
-folks who complain because someone else isn't doing it the same way they areDirectv Slimline SWM 5 LNB and DirectvWorld dish on the roof of the apartment building...Directv HR34 AKA Genie
All FTA stuff in storage right now
03-14-2012 12:51 PM #5
I prefer orbital locations. They never change, and that is what I/my motor look for when moving or aiming the dish. It's simpler, easier and more accurate to locate.AZBox Me, MicroHD, OpenBox S10 HD PVR Receiver, DVB-S2 CA USB 2104D and Coolsat 5000. DG-380 Motor (37.6°W to 125.0°W), on 1.2M Geosat Pro. 3ABN Dish @30.0°W. 2nd 1.2M looking @103.0°W. 6FT WSI Bargain Dish looking from 31.5°W to 101.0°W.
Magnetic Declination Calculator
SatStar_Old Lyngsat Maps
VLC Player Tutorial
03-14-2012 01:49 PM #6
DaleMotorola DSR922 4DTV; Coolsat 5000 platinum FTA; 10' BUD;
3X1 Scalar Ring with Zinwell Universal 0.7dB Ku LNBF; Galaxy LNBALP01 0.6dB DSS LNBF; CoRotor II plus feedhorn with Aspen 77L5 0.6dB Ku LNB and Precision PNJ 17deg C-band LNB