To tune your satellite dish to receive transmissions from Galaxy 16, you need two pieces of information:
- Elevation: The angle of the satellite (0 to 90 degrees) above true horizontal relative to the location you selected
- Azimuth: The compass direction, relative to magnetic North.
NPR Satellite Services is happy to provide approximate Elevation and Azimuth calculations for many large American cities. To get this information, choose a city from the drop-down menu below.
A solar or sun transit outage is an electromagnetic phenomenon wherein a station downlink is temporarily unable to receive a satellite signal due to interference from the sun as it passes behind the satellite.
Solar outages occur on a predictable schedule and affect downlinks in the U.S. for about five consecutive days, for as many as six minutes a day, twice each year. To obtain solar outage information for your location, click on your state in the drop-down menu below. * All times ET