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Satellite installation

  • 16-06-2022 10:39pm
    Registered Users Posts: 783 ✭✭✭

    Hi All,

    Wondering could you answer a question. Planning on installing a dish for my folks. Don't really want to want to put it on the front of the house a similar to the neighbours. I'm thinking the rear or more likely the side using a stand off bracket to get above the soffit. How would I figure out if I have line of sight be drilling into the house and setting it up.



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,500 ✭✭✭Gerry Wicklow

    Put your address into this site and select 28.2E Astra as the satellite. Drag the green dot to the exact location you want your dish and see where the line points to. The dish MUST have a clear view of the sky from that angle. Use landmarks like neighbours chimneys or big trees to help your aim. The obstacle checker function will show you the minimum height clearance for other things along the way.

  • Registered Users Posts: 783 ✭✭✭Tango One

    Thanks Gerry if I'm reading the obstacles checker right red point about 50m away showing height of 20m i would need to be be able to see that point in the sky. I think I'm OK so