You must move the map slightly to update the calculations and redraw the blue direction line after selecting the satellite.
Select the satellite you want to point towards using the pull down menu box above. The Intelsat satellite, at 60 deg east longitude, is just an example.
Put your mouse cursor near your location, hold the left mouse down and drag to the centre of the map. 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 be able to see a satellite picture of your house
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 hopefully 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.
This page provided additional data for polar mount setup. Briefly, aim the whole head unit towards true north. Set the main up/down angle and then the smaller downward tilt. Much will depend on your particular mechanism design. There are several designs listed on the polar mount setup page.
-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
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