SatFinder Next Generation: Now even easier with intelligent assistants:
- LiDAR measurement of antenna dimensions
- Automatic satellite selection
- Voice output
With SatFinder, you can set up your satellite antenna even faster and easily in four simple steps:
STEP 1 – SELECT YOUR ANTENNA
Select one of the three types of antennas:
- Offset antennas (the most common is slightly oval, the LNB is not in the middle)
- Flat or planar antenna (small camping antennas)
- Parabolic antenna or satellite dish (rare, typically larger than 100 cm)
If you have an offset antenna, enter the height and width of the antenna.
If you know the exact name of your antenna, check to see whether it is already in the database.
STEP 2 – SELECT YOUR SATELLITE
The quickest and easiest way to find a suitable satellite is to press the “AUTO” button. The SatFinder will automatically seek satellites in your range and that broadcast TV channels or radio stations in your language (according to the language settings of your iPhone). The number of stars in the chart (1-10) stand for the number of radio stations and TV channels offered as well as the reception at your current location.
If you would like to find a specific satellite, simply shut off “AUTO”. Now you can browse through the table and choose a satellite. An even faster way is with the search function – just enter the name or orbit position of your satellite. You can also reduce the number of entries in the chart by hiding the satellites that are not available at your location or do not broadcast content in your language.
Tip: Using the “Channel info” button, you can check which channels the selected satellite is currently broadcasting – including all channel parameters for your satellite receiver.
STEP 3 – CHECK FOR OBSTRUCTIONS
To ensure smooth reception, there should not be any obstructions between the satellite and your satellite antenna. You can check using the “View” function. Simply point at the satellite and watch for the signs (GREEN – no obstructions, RED – caution, clear view may not be possible).
STEP 4 – ADJUST THE ANTENNA
In the menu item “Align”, different images will appear depending on the type of antenna selected. If you are using an offset antenna, you have to set the azimuth and the elevation separately. For planar and parabolic antennas, both angles can be adjusted at once. Before you press the “Start” button, a video clip will show you how to position your iPhone on the antenna.
THAT’S IT. YOU SHOULD NOW BE ABLE TO ENJOY UNDISTURBED SATELLITE RECEPTION…
Note: The new SatFinder NG uses a variety of operating system functions that are only available from iOS 14. Due to the required accuracy, the measurement of satellite antennas is only possible on iOS devices with LiDAR sensor (e.g. iPhone 12 Pro). If you are using an older device or an iOS version lower than 14.0, you can continue to use the previous version.
- If GPS is turned off or GPS reception is not possible, you will get a warning
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- Ralf Andrae
- 59 MB
- Requires iOS 14.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
English, Croatian, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Malay, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian
- Age Rating
- ©2021 RA Software
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