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The GEOSAT program. How to tell if your location is suitable for a satellite-receiving antenna by using this computer program written in BASIC.
BYTE Jan 1982 (v.7#1) pg. 420

Step-by-step photos illustrate the installation of a modern TV satellite dish.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Apr 1999 (v.22#6) pg. 62

Remote TVRO dish positioner. Use a TV antenna rotator to convert an inexpensive immobile ring mount dish into a remote-positioning satellite dish.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Feb 1988 (v.5#2) pg. 26

TV dish in a kit. What you should know before you tackle a satellite dish antenna installation.
HOME MECHANIX #689 Sep 1985 (v.81) pg. 74

Home satellite TV. What is it and tips on installing your own dish antenna.
HOMEOWNER Dec 1983 (v.8#7) pg. 26

Build a low-cost, high-performance satellite TV antenna. Est. cost: $400 (without electronics).
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #663 Aug 1983 (v.79) pg. 64
Correction MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #667 Dec 1983 (v.79) pg. 6
Added Info MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #668 Jan 1984 (v.80) pg. 6

DXing those TV satellites. Includes tips on aiming the antenna.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Oct 1981 (v.19#10) pg. 49

How to do a site survey to determine if a miniature dish antenna will be able to view a satellite and receive TV signals.
POPULAR HOME AUTOMATION Sep 1997 (v.2#4) pg. 14

Install your own satellite TV antenna. Some tips.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1986 (v.163#4) pg. 97

How to install your own satellite dish to receive TV signals.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1984 (v.225#1) pg. 83

Install your own backyard dish antenna.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1985 (v.227#1) pg. 82
Added Info POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1985 (v.227#4) pg. 8

Fine-tuning home satellite TV. Tips from the experts on locating the satellite and aiming the dish antenna.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1985 (v.227#5) pg. 38

Build this backyard satellite TV receiver. Part 1. Antenna design and how a spherical antenna can be built and erected. Estimated cost: $1000.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Feb 1980 (v.51#2) pg. 47

Build this satellite TV antenna. Part 1. 12-foot antenna consists of a steel frame supporting a wood-lattice dish to which wire screening has been attached.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Aug 1981 (v.52#8) pg. 45

Build this satellite TV antenna. Part 2. Installing the screen and mounting.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Sep 1981 (v.52#9) pg. 59

Build this satellite TV antenna. Part 3. Positioning, aiming, and feed horn construction.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Oct 1981 (v.52#10) pg. 48

Circuit for the readout portion of a satellite tracking system indicates (in degrees) the area of sky to which the dish antenna is pointing.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Aug 1982 (v.53#8) pg. 68

Tip: How to keep wasps from building nests in the feed horn of your dish antenna.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Jul 1983 (v.54#7) pg. 82

A plywood satellite-TV dish (antenna). Results of an experiment described.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Oct 1985 (v.56#10) pg. 58
Correction RADIO-ELECTRONICS Feb 1986 (v.57#2) pg. 16

TVRO antenna pointer. Computer program, written in BASIC, will help you in aiming your satellite-TV antenna.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Oct 1986 (v.57#10) pg. 10 (ComputerDigest)
Correction RADIO-ELECTRONICS Jan 1987 (v.58#1) pg. 6 (ComputerDigest)

Tips on locating "true north" for the purposes of aligning a satellite-TV dish antenna.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Oct 1986 (v.57#10) pg. 14

TVRO antenna pointer program. BASIC program is used to calculate angles for pointing TVRO antennas at synchronous satellites.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Jan 1987 (v.58#1) pg. 6 (ComputerDigest)