Dish Pointer

How to point your satellite dish

To receive DIRECTV broadcast signals, your satellite dish must be correctly positioned. This tool can help you position your DIRECTV dish on your own. Start by entering your five-digit ZIP Code below.

Point your dish to the following



Note: If you’ve purchased a DIRECTV multi-satellite system, we highly recommend scheduling a professional installation.

Determining azimuth and elevation

To aim your dish, you'll need to know your azimuth and elevation coordinates. Azimuth relates to the left-to-right positioning of your dish. Elevation concerns the up-and-down positioning of your dish. Your DIRECTV Receiver is programmed to give you these coordinates and help point your dish. You'll find this in the on-screen Setup Menu, but because menus vary from system to system, check your owner's manual.
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