Originally Posted by bubbles
OK fine but then what do you use as a reference for pointing the antenna directly at that spot. The antenna is a multi gimbaled dish that drives to locate the satellite beams, wherever they are. The only fixed reference point on the dish is the handle and it is construed to be the back of the antenna so the opposite side must be the front which is positioned toward the southern sky. In reality the dish will rotate and elevate looking for the satellites no matter where the front is positioned. The problem with the carry outs is that they have a very small dish and therefore sometimes it's a crap shoot to get a good satellite signal when obstructions (trees etc.) are involved.
As was mentioned, the app helps you find a spot to set the portable so it has the best chance of finding the sats itself. But thanks for the detailed description of how a portable works (which can be found in the product description). You are making this very simple process way too hard
. The phone app works just fine for us😀
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