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# Satellite finder with magnetic north, azimuth & elevation calculator.

## How to set up and point satellite dish antenna, finder aiming and pointing angles and polar mount setup.

Instructions: Input your wanted satellite orbit position (longitude) and your site location.

Latitude: 0.0 to +80.0 deg North or 0.0 to -80.0 deg South ( Your latitude and longitude finder )

Longitude: 0.0 to +360.0 deg East, or 0.0 to -180.0 deg West   ( Explanation of latitude and longitude )

Please use decimal degrees: e.g -60.2 (instead of 60 deg 12 min WEST) Calculator for converting degrees minutes seconds

The default input values shown (which you need to overwrite) refer to Echostar broadcast satellite at 119 deg west (241 deg east) orbit and a site location in Oklahoma City (36.5 deg north latitude and 97.5 deg west longitude).

Click to test and see the satellite finder results on the lower two lines. Help page on dish pointing

 Satellite orbit (deg E) Site latitude (degN+, S-) Site longitude (deg E) Satellite height (km)

 Dish azimuth (deg E relative to true north) Dish azimuth (deg E relative to magnetic north)
 Dish elevation (deg) Slant range (km)
 Geo satellites only ... Polar mount main axis angle (deg) Polar mount dish offset tilt (deg) Polarisation tilt(deg)

The azimuth angle relative to magnetic north is not available beyond +/- 60 deg latitude due to increasing inaccuracy in my earth's magnetic field model.   The magnetic azimuth bearing angle calculated above is approximate.    Offset dish elevation angle explanation.

This satellite finder program and satellite look angle calculator is to help you with installing and aligning of satellite TV, DirecTV, HughesNet and VSAT etc. Dish mounting installation and azimuth, elevation and polarisation alignment should be done carefully - don't fall off the roof! I wish you success with your satellite dish antenna install and beam pointing.  If you don't know your lat long then these links may help:

Australia

France

Iraq

Ireland, Scotland, Wales, England

Lebanon

Australia, New Zealand

USA

Peru

Mauritius

South East Asia

If your country is not listed above, go to latitude and longitude finder

Go to maps to see an index page with a listing of all the map pages.

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