Finding a TV satellite or an antenna, in azimuth, can be pretty difficult. Before you can find it with a compass you have to do some calculations using GPS location, magnetic variation, compass azimuth and satellite azimuth. That is why you need a Satellite Director
Satellite Director replaces all of that. See tips to success below.
Warning: your phone OR tablet must have a compass! Without compass you cannot download the app.
Some phone/tablet compass are really bad so compare your phone/tablet compass with a real compass!
Unfortunately, you have to calibrate the compass before using it.
Metal covers/cases or covers/cases with metal/magnetic closure will influence/disrupt the compass of your phone or tablet. Do not use these covers!! The compass of your phone can also get inaccurate because it is affected by other electro – magnetic fields or because it is weakened by age. Calibrating the compass may not help anymore.
PRECISION DEPENDS ON THE QUALITY OF YOUR PHONES HARDWARE.
Warning: If you use Cyanogenmod / Cymod then you may run into Android compatibility issues and the app may not work. You should then complain to Cyanogenmod / Cymod and not to me.
This app is add-free! But you are expected to watch the developers videos on YouTube which gets him money through the ads.
Just enable the GPS in your phone or enter your GPS location, select the desired TV satellite or antenna location and point your phone to the sky to target (find) the TV satellite. You have found the satellite when the white ball is in the white circle and the cyan ball is in the cyan circle. Align, in azimuth, the offset arm of the satellite dish to the cyan arrow on the phones display and the satellite dish is aligned in azimuth with the satellite.
Selectable audio tone, camera preview, continuous mode (no pause), color pickers or a user defined satellite position may make it easier for you to find the desired TV satellite. The satellite list contains 280 satellites.
Optional you can take a photo (resized)/screenshot by touching on the director tab. The photo/screenshot is ONLY stored on the phones memory card.
Optional: you can get an indication when you are to close to iron (dish/pole) in the form of an green/yellow/red bar.
Satellite positions are derived from Agi’s database. Some positions may seem not accurate (example: Hispasat 30°w is at 29.96°w in the satellite list) but they are very accurate.
New phones with Android 4: in case of a wrong compass reading the “Settings” screen has options to correct the compass readings!
If you have any questions, requests or problems PLEASE write an email.
All language translations by Google Translator.
Get this app for free on Google play store.
Installs: 5,000,000 – 10,000,000
Requires Android: 1.6 and up
Offered By: Zekitez
Developer Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
User Reviews: According to users comments on Google play store, this app is working pretty well, and it’s so helpful!