You must click on the map after selecting the satellite
Select wanted satellite using pull down menu box at the lower left. Arabsat at 32.5 degrees east longitude, is just a starting example. Choose the one you want.
Put your mouse cursor near your location, hold the left mouse down and drag to the centre of the map. Alternatively double click the hand. The map display should now have moved so that the chosen location is in the middle. The latitude and longitude of the map centre is then shown below the map, together with your satellite dish pointing azimuth, elevation and polarisation (skew) angles.
To improve the accuracy, click on the plus sign at the left side of the map. The enlarged scale will help you home in accurately on your location. Repeat at higher scale magnification as necessary. You may explore the roads and towns for accurate location information. For satellite antenna pointing, a 0.1 deg accuracy approximation is fine.
Set the dish elevation angle first. This is the up/down angle and there may be an elevation angle scale on the back. An inclinometer may be of use, particularly for any circular axi-symmetric satellite TV dishes. Setting the feed polarisation angle involves rotating the feed/LNB. There may be polarisation rotation scale on the feed throat. Facing the satellite, clockwise is positive.
For the azimuth bearing use a magnetic compass and boldly swing the dish sideways around that angle. You should find the satellite on the first swing, then spend half an hour peaking up. Peak up the dish accurately and you will achieve the best long term service quality and least outage time during rainfall.
Disclaimer and Safety Warning: The results of this page may be wrong. The site map latitude and longitude are not intended for blind navigation of aircraft, ship or similar purposes. Dish pointing angles may also be wrong. Magnetic azimuth bearings are approximate. Use is at your own risk. Apply common sense and don't believe every number that comes out of a computer. Take care with satellite dish pointing to not injure others by dropping tools or hurting yourself by falling down. Use GPS as an alternative for finding your latitude and longitude. If I have got some of the Lebanon town locations or names wrong please tell me.
Lat, Long, Place name
33.8 35.6 Aley
34.6 36.05 Halba
34.5 35.8 Tripoli
34.45 36.35 Hermel
34.25 35.63 Batroun
33.98 35.6 Jounie
33.89 35.45 Beirut
33.8 35.9 Zahle
33.58 25.35 Sidon
33.57 35.53 Jezzine
34.27 36.0 Bcharre
34.01 36.2 Baalbek
33.4 35.55 Marjayoun
33.27 35.2 Tyre
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Page started 28 July 2006, amended 10 April 2007, updated 8 Feb 2013 V3+key. Updated for responsiveness to mobile devices with small screens 20 July 2015.