Elevation Angle

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Elevation Angle

The antenna should be placed at an angle that looks into the sky rather than at the horizon. An angle of about 30 degrees above the horizon is recommended as a general rule. More precise elevations can be determined based on the distance from the transmitting station to your antenna. See the lesson on Geometry of Meteor Showers to learn how to calculate a more precise antenna elevation angle.


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