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    Reference satellites for all European Countries:

    Place Name-Country---------Latitude/Longitude--Reference satellite -----Compiled by William-1

    Amsterdam,Netherlands-------52.21 N 4.55 E-----Astra 4A @ 4.8 east

    Ankara,Turkey---------------39.55N 32.51E------Astra 1G @ 30.5 east or Eutelsat 33A @ 33.2 east

    Athens,Greece --------------37.59N 23.44E------Astra 3B @ 23.5 east

    Barcelona, Spain ------------41.23N 2.9E-------Astra-4A @ 4.8 East

    Belfast,Northern Ireland ---54.37N 5.56W-------Eutelsat 5 west A @ 5 west

    Berlin, Germany ------------52.30N 13.25E------HotBird @ 13 east

    Belgrade, Serbia------------44.49N 20.28E------Astra 1 KR/L/M/2C @ 19.2 east

    Birmingham, England --------52.25N 1.55W ------Thor @ 0.8 west

    Bratislava, Slovakia--------48.9N 17.7E--------Eutelsat 16A @ 16 east

    Bristol, England -----------51.28N 2.35W-------Intelsat 10-02 @ 1 west or Eutelsat 5 W A @ 5 west

    Brussels, Belgium-----------50.50N 4.20E-------Astra-4A @ 4.8 East

    Budapest, Hungary-----------47.30N 19.5E-------Astra 1 KR/L/M/2C @ 19.2 east

    Cardiff,Wales---------------51.28N 3.10W ------Intelsat 10-02 @ 1 west or Eutelsat 5 W A @ 5 west

    Copenhagen, Denmark---------55.40N 12.35E------Eutelsat Hotbird @ 13 east

    Dublin, Ireland ------------53.20N 6.15W-------Eutelsat 5 west A @ 5 west

    Edinburgh, Scotland --------55.55N 3.10W-------Eutelsat 5 west A @ 5 west or Thor-5/6 @ 0.8 west

    Glasgow, Scotland ----------55.50N 4.15W-------Eutelsat 5 west A @ 5 west

    Hamburg, Germany -----------53.33N 10.2E-------Eutelsat 10A @ 10 east

    Helsinki, Finland-----------60.10N 24.56E-----Astra 3B @ 23.5 east

    Kiev,Ukraine----------------50.25N 30.31E-----Astra 1G @ 31.5 east

    Lisbon, Portugal -----------38.43N 9.8'0W-----Eutelsat 8 west A @ 8 west or Express AM44 @ 11 west

    London England -------------51.32N 0.5W-------Thor 5/6 @ 0.8 west

    Ljubljana, Slovenia---------46.3N 14.30E------Hotbird @ 13 east

    Lyons, France --------------45.00N 4.50E------Astra-4A @ 4.8 east

    Madrid,Spain----------------40.24N 3.41W------Eutelsat 3C @ 3.1 east

    Manchester, England---------53.30N 2.15W------Thor 5/6 @ 0.8 west

    Milan, Italy ---------------45.27N 9.10E------Eutelsat 10A @ 10 east

    Minsk,Belarus---------------53.54N 27.34E-----Eutelsat 28A @ 28.5 east

    Moscow,Russia---------------55.45N 37.36E-----Eutelsat 33A/B @ 36 east

    Newcastle-on-Tyne,England--54.58N 1.37W-------Thor 5/6 @ 0.8 west

    Oslo,Norway-----------------59.55N 10.45E-----Eutelsat 10A @ 10 east

    Paris,France---------------48.52N 2.20E-------Eutelsat 3C @ 3.1 east

    Riga,Latvia----------------56.57N 24.6E-------Astra 3B @ 23.5 east

    Rome, Italy----------------41.54N 12.27E------Hotbird @ 13 east

    Sarajevo,Bosnia/Herzegovi--43.51N 18.23E------Astra 1 KR/L/M/2C @ 19.2 east

    Skopje, Macedonia----------42.0N 21.26E-------Eutelsat 21A @ 21.6 east

    Sofia,Bulgaria-------------42.41N 23.19E------Astra 3B @ 23.5 east

    Stockholm,Sweden-----------59.20N 18.3E-------Astra 1 KR/L/M/2C @ 19.2 east

    Tallinn,Estonia------------59.26N 24.43E------Astra 3B @ 23.5 east

    Tirana, Albania------------41.19N 19.49E------Astra 1 KR/L/M/2C @ 19.2 east

    Warsaw,Poland--------------52.15N 21.0E-------Eutelsat 21A @ 21.6 east

    Vienna, Austria------------48.12N 16.22E------Eutelsat 16A @ 16 east

    Vilnius, Lithuania---------54.41N 25.19E------Astra 3B @ 23.5 east

    Zagreb, Croatia------------45.48N 16.0E-------Eutelsat 16A @ 16 east

    Zurich, Switzerland--------47.22N 8.33E-------Eutelsat 9A @ 9 east

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    Great thread for those members trying to set up their own motorised system very helpfull

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    "London England -------------51.32N 0.5W-------Thor 5/6 @ 0.8 west"
    Hi,
    Useful thread but should London not be 0W as the Greenwich meridian is located in London?
    Sorry to be pedantic lol,
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    London is a "BIG" place,......and Thor at 0.8w is the closest Satellite.

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    Yes but you need to set your receiver onto something, so you use the nearest satellite for as acurate as possible setting of your motor.

    Edit:. You beat me to it Dark Cloud

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    What sort of reference do the above satellites refer too ? it cant be which sats are exactly due south because most would be wrong, please enlighten me what the sat positions are relevant to.

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    Top of the arc for the cities on that list. Get Helsinki for example. Longitude is 24.56E so the nearest sat to top of arc is 23.5E for that city and so on and on. We are often confused here that ALL set the motor to the due south position, but it only aplies to our geographical location, Each city has a different reference sat
    Last edited by Roadrunner; 30-06-2013 at 11:03 AM.

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    The sat positions look the closest to the true south position, as indicated by the longitude reading. Your longitude reading provides you with your true south position, positive values = East, negative values = West, of course this is more useful for those of us using 36V motors, as we have to use old receivers, capable of handling a 36V motor, or use a V Box II positioner, capable of using the Diseqc commands to get our new receiver to position our dish.
    If using USALS then the above information is not really required, but some people will still prefer to align the dish to their nearest true south satellite.

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    From where i am it is allways thor as it is centre of all my other sat positions regards skem4 lfc

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    What is angle between true south and magnetic south?

    _http://www.satellite-calculations.com/Satellite/lookangles.htm

    This will allow you to get your true South...the longtitude reading is your true South

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    A simple way of finding your true south is to go into Google Maps and click on your street (it involves zooming in) and then on what's here. The header bar will then show your latitude and longitude.

    So for me that is 7.4E - don't go posting the full details to six decimal places as it can pinpoint you to within a few centi-metres** .

    Using 7.4E and KoS we find Eutelsat 7A at 7E with loads of FTA channels to set up on.

    [** Note that in northern Europe, one degree is about 55 miles (88 km). So a change of one in the sixth decimal place is just under 10 cm]

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    from were iam in west yorkhire thor I west is the middle satellite

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    Can someone please givre same details for Malta.
    thanks

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