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  • flatdish
    Junior Member
    • Sep 2011
    • 11

    SatFinder for Android

    I found this alternative software for dish pointing. I'm using dish pointer but payed quite a bit. Can someone test it out.

    _http://www.androidzoom.com/android_applications/tools/satfinder_skny_screenshots.html
    Hughes HN7000S + 1.2m Prodelin Offset Ku Dish
  • joseram2000
    Senior Member
    • Nov 2010
    • 104

    #2
    Re: SatFinder for Android

    great program but payment android market

    If you want to look for it in Aptoide Free

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    • skytec
      Experienced Board Member
      • Mar 2010
      • 1208

      #3
      Re: SatFinder for Android

      It is interesting to help identify approximate location of the satellite.
      I think the best is to use a measuring instrument to the optimal setting satellite dish.
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      • dmgp
        Member
        • Sep 2011
        • 41

        #4
        Re: SatFinder for Android

        I agree with skytec. Put it on my phone and its about as accurate as looking at a neighbours dish. Even a cheap meter outperforms this app. Dishpointer isn't bad though, but you still need a meter to maximise signal.

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        • florinn
          Junior Member
          • Dec 2010
          • 10

          #5
          Re: SatFinder for Android

          no use for any of this software,
          electronic compass in phones is not accurate,
          satfinder tools wich use dm tuner and network are not real help because of the lag

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          • besit
            Board Senior Member
            • Aug 2011
            • 317

            #6
            Re: SatFinder for Android

            I don't know how such software can help
            I'd better use Satellite Antenna Alignment v2.87.0, _http://www.al-soft.com/downloads/saa_setup.exe
            It will give you azimuth and elevation angle.
            Then take Magnetic compass and aim to azimuth. And then sharp tuning looking on strength/quality indicators on receiver.
            There's an interesting software called FastSatFinder. I think it really could help. It can install a web-server on 80 port of your pc with dvb card, connected to your dish. You take your phone/pda/laptop, go to your dish, connect to _http://yourhost:80 and you will get strength/quality indicators in browser window of your phone/pda/laptop. There some minuses of that software
            - price - it costs like lamborghini diablo
            - it doesn't work with every dvb-card, I was unable to urge it to work with Tevii 650

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            • besit
              Board Senior Member
              • Aug 2011
              • 317

              #7
              Re: SatFinder for Android

              Originally posted by Satfinder
              Ok, understood.
              I knew FastSatfinder, you know, my avatar name is Satfinder, so I asked if the software for android work or not, but I thank you for your answer.
              Regards.
              For me there's more interesting to find, tune, setup etc sat then to watch satellite TV

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              • findeciclo
                Experienced Board Member
                • Oct 2010
                • 910

                #8
                Re: SatFinder for Android

                Originally posted by besit
                For me there's more interesting to find, tune, setup etc sat then to watch satellite TV
                OK. But I´m interested if Satfinder works fine on Android platforms?
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                • darkbus
                  Senior Member
                  • Oct 2011
                  • 101

                  #9
                  Re: SatFinder for Android

                  Originally posted by florinn
                  no use for any of this software,
                  electronic compass in phones is not accurate,
                  satfinder tools wich use dm tuner and network are not real help because of the lag
                  I have to agree. The electronic compasses are so inaccurate. Best just use a normal one, they generally come with sat kits as well.

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                  • findeciclo
                    Experienced Board Member
                    • Oct 2010
                    • 910

                    #10
                    Re: SatFinder for Android

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                    • sqazilou
                      Board Senior Member
                      • Jun 2010
                      • 230

                      #11
                      Re: SatFinder for Android

                      for those who want to use professional tools smart satfinder is a good one, expensive but very usefull

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                      • colinrobbie
                        Newbie
                        • Jan 2012
                        • 5

                        #12
                        Re: SatFinder for Android

                        I got my brother to put my dish on the wall as I'm hopeless at DIY. I aligned the dish myself firstly by pointing it in similar direction to neighbours' dishes and used this app to get my angles close. Then just a few adjustments and watching the signal strength on tv it was done in ten minutes.

                        There are a few similar apps but generally I got the same info from them all.

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                        • McrRed
                          Junior Member
                          • Jul 2012
                          • 29

                          #13
                          Re: SatFinder for Android

                          I used a couple of neat looking apps...Satellite Director and Sat Finder (both free).
                          They appeared very useful in displaying the named satellites' location but I actually ended up confused and my installation proceeded much quicker when I simply bought a meter.

                          Moral? All that glistens...

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                          • metalchef
                            Member
                            • Jun 2012
                            • 60

                            #14
                            Re: SatFinder for Android

                            wow!useful
                            also exists for iphone?

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                            • sahilkhan
                              Member
                              • Jun 2011
                              • 30

                              #15
                              Re: SatFinder for Android

                              Dish Align is another useful app on app store for those fruit lover, very helpful

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