Procedure to locate Es'Hail satellite and adjust parabolic antenna in the correct AZ / EL?

  • Located 28,2E and turned antenna a small push west. Found transponder quite easily.


    With a little trigonometry it should be easy. Once you are aligned on Astra at 28.2E all you need to do is calculate the angular offsets - e.g. 2 degrees to the south, 0.5 degrees higher (this depends on your location of course). Then measure the length of the feed arm. Say it is 100cm long from the pivot point, then 2 degrees is (close enough) 100*sin(2) = 3.5cm. All you need to do is find some way to mark the position for Astra and move it accordingly to get to BADR.