# How find 4 digit nu for sat pos.

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Is there a site that will help with the 4 digit number when
adding a new sat? Any procedure or method?

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If you are referring to the dish position number that number depends on
many variables. It would be different from system to system. If you have
a few (or most) of the satellites defined the 4DTV should be able to give
a close approximation.

"Harry Dawson" <hdawson4@comcast.net> wrote in message
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| Is there a site that will help with the 4 digit number when
| adding a new sat? Any procedure or method?

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Here is a system I use: Look at a satellite chart.
Note the longitude position of a KNOWN satellite that you can already
tune and go to.Note the pulse count position of that satellite.
Go to another tunable satellite at the opposite end of the arc but
adjacent as possible to the other noted position.For instance,if by
looking at a satellite chart it says the satellite you are looking for
is at 129° W and you have a pulse count of a tuned satellite at
125°W which has a pulse count of 4985 and another satellite at 131°
W has a pulse count of 5043 for example,you will note the sat you are
searching for is 6° apart from those 2 sats,so it must be approx. 3
degrees from either one of them.The pulse count RANGE is 5043-4985 which
equals 58 pulse counts difference.So the sat you are looking for is half
that range,the MEDIAN point.
Which is roughly 29 pulse counts.So adding the pulse counts of 29 to the
known satellite pulse count of 4985=5014.So if you program your dish at
roughly that point and do the other tuning parameters,you should find it
there.
This method assumes though that you ALREADY have 2 other sats
programmed in and known already.This is how I do it and it seems to work
for me.Simple arithmetic,really.

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