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Satellite dish pointing angle calculator and satellite map for Mauritius

Choose your desired orbit longitude and satellite name below

You must click on the map after selecting the satellite

Select the satellite you want to point towards using the pull down menu box at the lower left.  The NSS 703 satellite, at 57 deg east longitude, is just an example.

Instructions for satellite TV dish pointing in Mauritius

Put your grab hand shaped 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 + in the navigation boxes at the left side of the map.  The scale will enlarge so that you can home in accurately on your location. You may well be able to see a satellite picture of your house   

Dish pointing (Azimuth and elevation mount):

Set the dish elevation angle first. This is the up/down angle and there may be a scale on the back.  An inclinometer may be of use.    Setting the feed polarisation angle involves rotating the 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.  Peaking up is really important for long term service quality and minimum outage time during any rain fades.

Dish pointing (Polar mount):

Only your latitude matters. Set the main motor axis angle and the small downward tilt of the dish and with the motor central align the dish towards the due south satellite.   Motor rotation angles to the east are positive, to the west negative.

Latitude, Longitude, Place name

-20.2442, 57.5793 Mauritius Island
-20.2442, 57.5793 Mascarene Islands
-20.1593, 57.4989 Port Louis

11 May 2007: Forum enquiry about FTA satellite TV in Mauritius

23 June 2007:  Forum request regarding: Dish pointing in Mauritius

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Page started 12 Sept 2006, amended 18 April 2008, updated 8 Feb 2013 V3+key, amended for mobile and small screen devices 12 Jun 2015.