**Pointing Satelite TV Dishes**

**Dish Network Model 500**

** Azimuth Angle: 176°; Elevation Angle: 52°± 1° ; Skew Angle: 101°**

** Dish Network HDTV**** Models**

** Azimuth Angle: 176°; Elevation Angle: 52°± 1° ; Skew Angle: 106°**

**The Skew Angle needs to be exact.**

**Direct TV**

** Regular Triple Head**

** Azimuth Angle: 178°; Elevation Angle: 52°± 1° ; Tilt Angle: 85° -87°**

** HDTV**** Models**

** Azimuth Angle: 178°; Elevation Angle: 52°± 1° ; Tilt Angle: 99°**

**The Tilt Angle needs to be exact.**

Pointing Information Courtesy: Satellite Solutions, Silver City, NM

**Azimuth is defined as:**

**The angular distance (side to side) from true north, along the horizon, to the DBS satellite, measured in degrees.**

** Elevation is defined as:**

**The angular distance (up and down) of a satellite above the horizon.**

** Dish Skew or Tilt is defined as:**

**the tilt of the Dish on its center axis, is used on multi-LNB dishes.**

** Magnetic Declination for Silver City = 9° 48' E changing by 0° 6' W/year (July 1, 2009)**

Declination Info from NOAA.

If the mounting pole/arm is not perfectly vertical and plumb, the calculated numbers will be of little use for initial setup. Use of a conventional compass requires use of the calculated number that has already been corrected for magnetic deviation (relative to magnetic north).

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