Satellite dish size Calculator

Satellite dish size Calculator

First select the satellite you want using the pull down menu in the box at the lower left. Put your mouse cursor near your location and then double click or simply drag the map. The map image will move so that the chosen point is in the centre. The latitude and longitude of the dot at the centre of the map is then displayed below the map, together with your satellite dish pointing angles: azimuth, elevation and polarisation. To improve accuracy, click [...]


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Dish satellite direction

Dish satellite direction

If you want a satellite different from Arabsat (BADR) at 26 deg east select the satellite you want to point towards using the pull down menu box at the lower right. The Arabsat (BADR) at 26 deg east orbit longitude is just an example. 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 and the map display should now jump so that your chosen location [...]


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Pole for satellite dish

Pole for satellite dish

A common choice is to install a wood 4x4 in the ground, often without concrete, and attaching a J-mast to the wood post. Aside from looking ugly, a wood post can twist as the wood seasons over time. Wood may warp season to season as the climate changes. Mounting a dish to a wood post in the ground may require an adjustment of the dish to compensate for the movement of the wood. Conduit / Tubing The most common material used for ground mast installations [...]


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Satellite dish splitter

Satellite dish splitter

A splitter divides a satellite singal in two. Thinkstock/Comstock/Getty Images A splitter in the cable from a satellite dish divides the signal into two parts to connect to two receivers. However the signal in each direction loses more than half its power. An additional splitter will cut the signal power in half again. Multiple splitters may reduce the signal to such a low power level that it s unusable. Satellite Dish Cable The cable from a satellite [...]

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Satellite dish Setup Guide

Satellite dish Setup Guide

The first step in evaluating your current dish condition is to see if the dish reflector is bent or sagging. One method is to stretch two pieces of string, separated by 90 degree angles, across the diameter of the dish. Make sure the strings are tight and intersect near the center of the dish. If the dish is not bent the strings should touch at the intersection point. Another method is to site across the diameter of the dish with your naked eye. Look [...]

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Cable without satellite dish

Cable without satellite dish

NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Ever click through all 700 HD channels on your cable or satellite service channel lineup only to announce, Nothing s on with a long sigh? Maybe you subscribe to a streaming service such as Netflix, Hulu Plus or Amazon Prime to get more shows when you want them, but you also want to see them on your big TV screen. Or maybe you want to cut the cable cord entirely to watch live TV and just use video streaming but are worried [...]

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High definition satellite dish

High definition satellite dish

High-definition televisions have come from the realm of early-adopting home theater enthusiasts into the average consumer market. Early HDTV sets cost thousands of dollars, but today stores sell some models for less than $300. However, buying an HDTV is just the first step in accessing HD programming. Consumers still need an HD media source to take full advantage of their new television sets. High-definition satellite service - or satellite HD - is [...]

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Keeping snow off satellite dish

Keeping snow off satellite dish

Some folk wisdom tells us that a cheap way to keep snow off your dish is to spray it thoroughly with a garden hose. In fact, this does sometimes work. Water from the hose is warmer than the outside temperature, so even if the water feels cold to the touch, it will melt snow falling on the dish. So, is this a good way to make sure that you can enjoy uninterrupted viewing in the winter months? A satellite dish is designed to live outside in the weather [...]

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Aluminium satellite dish

Aluminium satellite dish

Primesat P14MOT 1.4m prime focus motorised dish. At last a high gain high quality prime focus dish. In the early days of satellite most dishes were prime focus. These days most dishes are offset. This is two ways of doing the same job but prime focus dishes point upwards and look purposeful. From the appearance point of view they are usually the enthusiast s favorite. This one is made of aluminuim and is one piece. (As a general rule, aluminium is [...]

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Freeview satellite dish

Freeview satellite dish

A satellite dish is used to pick up TV signal beamed to you from space via satellite; it then sends this signal to your satellite receiver via the antenna cable for decoding. Live TV signals for FreeviewPlus® and Freeview Satellite® are transmitted from the Optus D1 satellite. We recommend a minimum dish size of 60cm with a single 11.300 GHz LO Frequency LNB. If you re using a satellite dish to pick up TV signal, make sure you get an approved product [...]

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Satellite dish rotator

Satellite dish rotator

The WiNRADiO WSS-420 Weather Satellite System is a complete and fully integrated hardware/software system for capturing and processing data streams from polar orbiting satellites in real time. The system supports HRPT data streams with 5 multi-spectral channels from NOAA satellites and CHRPT data with 10 channels from the Feng Yun-1D satellite. Data is available immediately after a satellite pass and it can be exported to NOAA Level 1B (HRPT) file [...]

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Homemade satellite dish stand

Homemade satellite dish stand

Many of us have satellite service with DirecTV or Dish Network and use a portable dish. A common problem is placing the stand in a position where you can receive a signal and securing it so the wind won t tip it over. We need a lightweight, rugged and sturdy stand that we can easily transport and store. And let s not forget that we need to make sure it is level, find North and point the dish to the right azimuth. We found a way to make this process [...]

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How to wire satellite dish?

How to wire satellite dish?

Download the self-installation guide from the DIRECTV website. You may need a software program such as Adobe Reader to view the file. Follow national and local guidelines for installing your dish. There may be requirements or codes that restrict the size of your satellite dish or how high you can mount it. DIRECTV offers 6 satellites in sizes from a round 18-inch (45 cm) dish to a 36 by 22-inch (90 by 55 cm) oval dish. Find an appropriate location [...]

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Satellite dish repairs

Satellite dish repairs

Recent Job Requests for Repair or Service a Satellite Dish System Contractors in Denver, Colorado: Project Location: Denver, CO 80234 Date: 06/2016 Is this an emergency?: No Description of Problems: Other System Installer: Professionally installed when purchased How many dishes or receivers do you have?: 1 Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting Desired Completion Date: 1 - 2 weeks What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence Comment: Direct [...]

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Recycling satellite Dishes

Recycling satellite Dishes

Satellite TV dishes – they can be as common-place as mailboxes and chimneys. According to the Satellite Industry Association, there are approximately 200 million subscribers worldwide. And with each subscriber is a satellite dish of which the responsibility for disposal lies with the subscriber says the industry. As a result of lack of information many satellite TV dishes end up in area landfills. So are satellite TV dishes recyclable or not? Depending [...]

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Goldeneye satellite dish

Goldeneye satellite dish

The world s largest single-dish radio telescope is hanging precariously after one of its cables almost snapped Arecibo Observatory, located in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, was seriously damaged when an earthquake hit January 13 The fierce trembling nearly spliced one of the cables supporting the reflector platform that hovers 450 ft in the air It will take some time to fully repair The dish was made famous from such Hollywood films as GoldenEye and Contact [...]

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