# What Is The Azimuth On DirecTV Satellite?

The left-to-right alignment of your dish is referred to as azimuth. The up-and-down positioning of your dish is referred to as elevation. Your DIRECTV receiver is set up to provide you with these coordinates and assist you in pointing your dish.

## What is the best course of action for Direct TV?

Prior to testing, start with a southern-pointing direction. When directed in that direction, the Dish satellites are aligned to the south and will calibrate more readily.

## What are the signs that my DirecTV dish is tilted?

The only snag is that their “tilt” definition differs by 90 degrees from DirecTV’s. To determine the tilt for a DirecTV dish, use this site’s tilt figure and subtract it from 90 degrees. In other words, if the site indicates a 15-degree tilt, your DirecTV dish tilt is 90 – 15 = 75 degrees.

## How do you determine a satellite dish’s azimuth?

The measurements azimuth and elevation are used to determine the position of a satellite flying overhead. Azimuth indicates which way to look, whereas Elevation indicates how high up in the sky to look. Both are graded on a scale of one to ten. Azimuth ranges from 0 to 360 degrees. It all starts with North at 0 degrees. As you move to the right (clockwise), you’ll face East (90), then South (180), then West (270), and finally North (360 and also 0). So, if your satellite’s Azimuth is 45 degrees, it means it’s to the northeast of you. Elevation is sometimes expressed as a number of degrees. At 0 Elevation, a satellite just just rising over your horizon, and at 90 Elevation, a satellite exactly overhead (a.k.a., “the zenith”).

The satellite is represented by the yellow circle in the diagram below. It has an Azimuth of around 200 degrees (southwest of the observer) and an Elevation of about 60 degrees (about two-thirds of the way up in the sky).

“START AZIMUTH” tells you what direction the satellite will rise over one horizon in your sky, “MAX ELEVATION” tells you the maximum height the satellite will fly in your sky, and “END AZIMUTH” tells you what direction the satellite will set over another horizon in your sky, according to the Celestis Satellite Tracking webpage.

## On DirecTV, how can I adjust my azimuth?

You can alter the azimuth after you’ve reinstalled your satellite dish on the mast.

Your satellite dish’s azimuth should be adjusted. The azimuth of a satellite dish refers to its rotation around a vertical axis (the mast). It’s the side-to-side (horizontal) angle. To change the azimuth of your satellite dish, do the following:

• Slowly rotate your satellite dish from west to east, keeping an eye on the broadcast signal level on the Dish Pointing menu’s signal meter.
• Once you notice the broadcast signal increasing, rotate your satellite dish to the east. When the broadcast signal starts to fade again, spin your satellite dish back to the west until the signal meter reads “maximum signal.”
• Tighten the support sleeve nuts all the way down and make sure your satellite dish isn’t moving.

## Where should I point my satellite dish?

Your satellite dish must have the proper horizontal dish alignment, also known as an azimuth position, in order to receive a clear, uninterrupted signal.

The horizontal alignment describes the position of the signal-emitting satellite. As a result, your dish must face either east or west, depending on which direction you want to receive the signal.

Your azimuth alignment will be determined by where you are. Finding the perfect horizontal alignment for your satellite dish is always recommended first since it makes finding the correct elevation alignment for your satellite dish much easier.

• Determine the azimuth setting your satellite dish requires. This information is freely accessible online or on the Astra website.
• Using an adjustable wrench, loosen the nuts on the mounting collar of the dish once it has been installed at the desired location.
• Stand behind the dish and rotate the magnetic compass horizontally until the needle aligns with the north and south dial readings.
• When using your magnetic compass, be mindful that metal buildings can cause interference with your readings.
• Rotate the satellite dish in the direction indicated by the degrees on the compass – for inspiration, look at the location of your neighbor’s dish.
• With the wrench, tighten the nuts on the mounting collar after the dish is in the proper place.

## What satellite is used by the DirecTV network?

T10 (previously DirecTV-10) is a Boeing type 702 direct broadcast satellite that delivers DirecTV subscribers in North America with high-definition television (HDTV). On July 7, 2007, International Launch Services launched it from Kazakhstan’s Baikonur Cosmodrome atop an Enhanced Proton Breeze-M rocket. The satellite was transferred to its operational position at 103.0 west longitude after nearly two months of in-orbit testing. On a Proton rocket, the third DirecTV satellite was launched. T8, which debuted on May 22, 2005, and T5, which debuted on May 7, 2002, are examples of previous debuts. In 2017, the satellite was renamed T10.

In 2004, DirecTV agreed to build three identical 702 type satellites with Boeing: DirecTV-10, 11 and 12. DirecTV-11 debuted on March 19, 2008, followed by DirecTV-12 on December 29, 2009. The satellites were purchased to boost the number of national and local HDTV channels available on DirecTV. Since then, all satellites have been given the T suffix.

## On DirecTV, what does SWM stand for?

Single Wire Multiswitch (SWM) is an abbreviation for Single Wire Multiswitch. It’s how the electronics in your dish function. The SWM Power Inserter has either been unplugged or needs to be reset when this issue occurs.

## What is the difference between azimuth and angle on a satellite dish?

The angle between the beam aiming direction, which is directly towards the satellite, and the local horizontal plane is called elevation. It’s the upward-downward angle. Simply said, it is the distance between the satellite and the horizon (90 is vertical). A DIY inclinometer, such as this one, should suffice.

The filed vector of the LNB is referred to as polarization. Check out this page for a nice explanation.