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What does 161 deg azimuth mean ?

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Apr 19th, 2007 at 7:43pm  

How do you set up a dish.
I got the technomate TMS1500 but cannot get a signal.

I got the below info from sites, but what do I do with it?
For example: What does 161.2 mean and how do I know what to do with my dish to point to this number?

Astra 1
Bearing: 161.2
Elevation: 30.1

My position
Latitude = 50.8219, Longitude = 4.4085
Lat    = 50 degrees,   49.3 minutes   North
Long = 4 degrees,   24.5 minutes   East

Thanks all for your help.
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Reply #1 - Apr 19th, 2007 at 7:54pm  
Elevation is the up - down angle.  Look for a scale on the bracket behind the satellite dish.  Zero deg elevation is towards the horizon.  90 deg elevation is straight up.

Azimuth is the normal compass bearing.  zero is north, 90 is east, 180 south and 270 west.   161 deg is between east and south so use a compass or think where is the sun mid/late morning.
Best regards, Eric.
ref: http://www.satsig.net/maps/satellite-tv-dish-pointing-uk-ireland.htm
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Reply #2 - Apr 19th, 2007 at 8:06pm  
OK I'll try with that, thank you!!
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Reply #3 - Apr 19th, 2007 at 8:51pm  


the above link is a video on how to install a vsat remote.

check it, .....it mght help.

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Reply #4 - Apr 20th, 2007 at 9:23pm  
thanks everybody

its working!!!!!!!
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