Offline jimster

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How to know the location of a satellite with no equipment
« on: March 10, 2019, 08:34:24 PM »
Do FErs agree that the DirecTV web page that tells you the altitude and azimuth to point your satellite is true, that is to say, when you point your dish there, you get a signal?

https://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/customer/dishPointer.jsp

Does this mean there is a transmitter on that vector?

If I take the elevation angle from two different places and know the distance, can I calculate the actual location of the transmitter I am receiving?

If I take a third location and plot that vector, what does it mean if they don't all intersect at the same place?

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Re: How to know the location of a satellite with no equipment
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2019, 11:14:35 PM »
It's the same principle of taking the angle of the shadow cast by the sun down a well. 2 wells can be explained by both RE and FE. 3 wells can only be explained with RE.
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Re: How to know the location of a satellite with no equipment
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2019, 11:34:41 PM »
That's why they call it TRIangulation!

I doubt any FE will reply. Conspiracy, applying laws of physics incorrectly, change the subject, descend into ever tinier details until the discussion trails off, or simply refuse to answer.

No actual answers that correlate with known reality.