Select the satellite you want to find, using the pull-down menu in small box above.
Put your mouse arrow at your site location and double click or just drag the map.
The map display will move so that the selected point is in the centre. The latitude and longitude of the map centre is then displayed under the map, together with your satellite dish mount pointing azimuth, elevation and polarisation angles. To refine accuracy, click on the plus (+) sign in the six small square navigation boxes at the upper left of the map. The scale will change so that you can home in accurately on your location. Repeat. Choose the "Satellite" or "Hybrid" map version to see the satellite photo image of the ground and your city or town.
Set the dish elevation angle first. This is the up and down angle. There may be an elevation scale on the back. Set the polarisation or skew angle also. This involves starting with the LNB upright. Then adjust it by rotating the LNB by the calculated amount. There may be a polarisation rotation scale on the feed throat. Use the tic marks to dermine the amount of angle but ignore the sign +/- if it is the wrong way round Facing the satellite, clockwise is positive. You may have to turn the LNB almost 80 deg or so, in some cases. For the side-to-side azimuth bearing use a compass or just think where the sun is and the time of day and boldly swing the dish sideways.
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