Contact MIKE KOHL at GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS           Plain, Wisconsin

             E-Mail   globalcm@mhtc.net            Telephone  608-546-2523

 

GEOGRAPHIC COORDINATES  

Latitude and Longitude Coordinates for 
North American Communities

Polar Mount Declination Angles for 
Motorized Satellite Systems

Orbital Position of Due South Satellite

Information Provided By
MIKE KOHL at 
Global Communications
Plain, Wisconsin                
Telephone  608-546-2523

Copyright 2012 by MIKE KOHL / 
            Global Communications

www.global-cm.net
Send E-Mail to   globalcm@mhtc.net
UNITED STATES      Alphabetical By State:

ALABAMA to FLORIDA
Alabama - Alaska - Arizona - Arkansas - California -  Colorado - 
Connecticut - Delaware  - District of Columbia - Florida
CANADA
Yukon Territory - Northwest Territories - Nunavut Territory
British Columbia - Alberta - Saskatchewan - Manitoba - Ontario
Quebec - New Brunswick - Nova Scotia - Prince Edward Island
Newfoundland & Labrador
and St Pierre & Miquelon (France)
GEORGIA to KENTUCKY
Georgia - Hawaii - Idaho - Illinois - Indiana - Iowa -
Kansas -  Kentucky
 
LOUISIANA to MONTANA
Louisiana - Maine - Maryland - Massachusetts - Michigan -
Minnesota - Mississippi - Missouri - Montana
MEXICO
AGS - BC - BCS - CAMP - CHIS - CHIH - COAH - COL - DF - DGO - GTO
GRO - HGO - JAL - MEX - MICH - MOR - NAY - NL - OAX - PUE - QRO
Q ROO - SLP - SIN - SON - TAB - TAMPS - TLAX - VER - YUC - ZAC
NEBRASKA to NORTH DAKOTA
Nebraska - New Hampshire - New Jersey - New Mexico -
New York - North Carolina - North Dakota
 
OHIO to SOUTH DAKOTA
Ohio - Oklahoma - Oregon - Pennsylvania -
Rhode Island - South Carolina - South Dakota
CENTRAL AMERICA
Belize - Guatemala - Honduras - El Salvador - Nicaragua
Costa Rica - Panama
TENNESSEE to WYOMING
Tennessee - Texas - Utah - Vermont - Virginia -
Washington - West Virginia - Wisconsin - Wyoming
CARIBBEAN
Bermuda - Bahamas - Cuba - Eastern and Southern Caribbean
DETERMINING SIGNALS AVAILABLE IN YOUR LOCATION
CLICK ON THE APPROPRIATE LINK ABOVE FOR YOUR STATE OR REGION, AND FIND THE CLOSEST CITY TO YOUR LOCATION.

                                                                                     -  OR -

LOCAL BROADCAST TV SIGNALS        Use the Calculator at   www.tvfool.com

SATELLITE SIGNALS                              Use the Calculator at   www.dishpointer.com

 
LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE COORDINATES ON OUR CHARTS ARE GIVEN TO THE NEAREST ONE-TENTH OF A DEGREE.
FIND THE CLOSEST CITY TO YOUR LOCATION USING ONE OF THE ABOVE RESOURCES, AND WRITE DOWN YOUR COORDINATES.
 
OFF-THE-AIR LOCAL TV ENTHUSIASTS---PLEASE NOTE THAT GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS OFFERS AN INFORMATION SERVICE THAT PROVIDES A PRINTOUT OF ALL LOCAL TV SIGNALS,  INCLUDING DETAILED INFO ON VARIOUS SUBCHANNELS CARRIED ON EACH TV FREQUENCY, POINTING ANGLES AND ESTIMATED POWER LEVELS AT YOUR LOCATION.  SENT VIA PDF FILE IN E-MAIL.     25.00 FEE FOR U.S. LOCATIONS.
SATELLITE ENTHUSIASTS:

To do a preliminary check of which satellites are visible above your local horizon, look for cities within the above charts color-coded in RED.  Find the city closest to your location and click to this link:
"Pointing Angles for the Entire Geostationary Satellite Arc"

Select appropriate link on first section, labeled 
Major Cities, With Elevation and Azimuth Coordinates...

You may have to interpolate between two cities, but find the closest one and examine the calculated angles of all visible satellites.  For an exact local angle of one satellite, go to  www.dishpointer.com

All of our angle information shows Elevation above the horizon and True Azimuth heading.  Satellites will be highest in elevation angle near local true South, and drop off to the East and West.  If you plan on installing a satellite antenna, it is your responsibility to determine if anything may block reception of desired satellites.  Generally speaking, those satellites with elevation angles under 10 degrees are the most difficult to obtain proper clearance.  Such situations demand a clear horizon with no local obstructions such as trees, buildings or hills.  Some relief may found by mounting on top of a building, but please use common sense and contact a local professional if you are going to attach a base structure for a satellite antenna to any elevated location.

Wondering how to find directions?  A compass is not always the best answer, as you have the possibility of reading it wrong, or not knowing the local Magnetic Deviation correction factor.  Metal structures nearby can also interfere with accurate compass measurements.  If you have graduated to the 21st century, use a GPS device.  The above Dish Pointer website also has an I-Phone application.  Should you not have these modern luxuries available, and still have a local newspaper that prints a weather column, it may show local sunrise and sunset tables.  Calculate the midpoint between local sunrise and sunset, which will be your local solar noon, providing an accurate 180 degree azimuth heading for direction.

Satellites are listed by the orbital locations in degrees of longitude over the equator, from an elevation about 22,300 miles above the equator.  Please realize that pointing angles show the visibility above your local horizon, but that simply being above the horizon does not necessarily guarantee usable signals.
Consult references such as www.lyngsat.com and carefully study the BEAM maps that show geographic coverage for each particular signal.  If there is any question about what size of antenna is needed for the reception of a specific satellite in your location, please contact GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS for some professional advice.