Pointing Dish to EA

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Peter123

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Guy, I see some differences in the pointing angles to EA stalellite depending
where I am getting the number from:

From Satellite Finder / Dish Pointing Calculator with Google Maps | DishPointer.com
Using My address In Ithaca, NY 14850
Elevation: 38.7°
Azimuth (true): 158.3°
Azimuth (magn.): 170.4°
LNB Skew [?]: -15.8° Dish Skew [?]: 90.0°


From DishNetwork Insatllation PDF
Using ZIP: 148XX
Elevation:41 Azimuth:184 Skew:85


There is not much difference in the published elevation angles (<3deg),
However, the differende in the azimuth and skew angles are significant.

What is the source of the difference, which is right?

Peter
 
RickDee

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I get this when I put in your ZIP code:

Address: 14850
Latitude: 42.4355°
Longitude: -76.5257°

Satellite: Dish 1000.4 (61.5W, 72.7W, 77W)
Elevation: 40.8°
Azimuth (true): 174.4°
Azimuth (magn.): 186.5°

And:
Your Location Satellite Data Dish Setup Data View dish alignment line in Google Earth
Latitude: 42.4355°
Longitude: -76.5257°

Name: Dish 1000.4 (61.5W, 72.7W, 77W)
Distance: 37718km

Elevation: 40.8°
Azimuth (true): 174.4°
Azimuth (magn.): 186.5°
Dish Skew [?]: 85.8°
Turn counter-clockwise standing behind the dish
 
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Peter123

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Nov 24, 2011
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Ithaca NY
I get this when I put in your ZIP code:

Address: 14850
Latitude: 42.4355°
Longitude: -76.5257°

Satellite: Dish 1000.4 (61.5W, 72.7W, 77W)
Elevation: 40.8°
Azimuth (true): 174.4°
Azimuth (magn.): 186.5°

And:
Your Location Satellite Data Dish Setup Data View dish alignment line in Google Earth
Latitude: 42.4355°
Longitude: -76.5257°

Name: Dish 1000.4 (61.5W, 72.7W, 77W)
Distance: 37718km

Elevation: 40.8°
Azimuth (true): 174.4°
Azimuth (magn.): 186.5°
Dish Skew [?]: 85.8°
Turn counter-clockwise standing behind the dish

Rick which dish pointing database are you using?
Peter
 
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Peter123

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Ithaca NY
So thisis the same as the dishpointer web-based app is telling me.

But the question is why the data publisd in the Dishnetwork PDF file is SO different?
Peter
 

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