Satellite dish pointing angle calculator for Australia and New Zealand
Must click on the map after selecting the satellite
people in Australia and New Zealand
Select your wanted satellite in the box at the lower left. Optus is just an example.
Put your mouse cursor at your location and double click or
just drag the map.
Centre the map around
To refine the accuracy, click on the plus sign in the map scale changing device at the upper left side of the map. The scale will change so that you can home in accurately on your location. Repeat. Choose the Map or Satellite view. Under Map there is a Terrain option. Under Satellite there is a Labels option for town and place names. The satellite photo image of the ground may enable you to see your house !
Dish pointing (Azimuth and elevation - sideways and up/down movement):
For the sideways azimuth bearing note the blue line, use a compass or just think where the sun is and the time of day and boldly swing the dish sideways. 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 rain fades.
Dish pointing (Polar mount):
If a little Orange man appears in the top left corner this means that Google cameras have driven along roads parked in blue. Try it. Use the pale X in the top right corner to return to normal map view.
The abbreviations on the map refer to: NT Northern Territories, WA Western Australia, SA South Australia, QLD Queensland, NSW New South Wales and TAS Tasmania.
Disclaimer and Safety Warning: The results of this page may be in error, The latitude and longitude are not intended for the blind navigation of aircraft, ship or other vehicle purposes. Dish pointing angles may be wrong. Magnetic azimuth bearings are approximate and are not available in the the polar regions. Use is entirely at your own risk. Apply common sense and don't believe every number that comes out of a computer system. Take care with satellite dish pointing to not injure others by dropping tools or hurting yourself by falling down. Latitude and longitude may not be accurate. Use GPS as an alternative.
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Page started 1 June 2006, amended 22 Nov 2012.