A simpleton's definition of Modified Latitude: A small amount added to your ACTUAL latitude/elevation which allows your dish to track the arc more precisely.Okay, ill bite.. Whats the difference between latitude and modified latitude?
Well, the whole point of these modified elevation and declination angles is that they follow the arc (almost) perfectly, so that tweaking shouldn't be necessary.I just wouldn't pull my hair out to get that precise on initial measurements. Those angles will get you in the neighborhood but they'll have to be tweaked anyway.
Meaning that using the chart for my location on my due south satellite the signal levels were so low I could only get the strongest transponders. I had to add almost a degree and a half of elevation to peak the signal and had to use almost a degree and a half more declination to get the end sats. Using a digital inclinometer and the pole was plumb to a tenth of a degree all the way around. So for me it worked best to use recommended declination and then peak for signal strength on the due south satellite and then increase the declination angle towards the end.Meaning that the chart gives only 61 Latitude values?
Or something else?