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Tower to Router Azimuth and Elevation

Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:31 pm
by Dwight S.
Hi Folks,
I'm new to this technology and thought I'd share a few things I found that helped me figure tower location, azimuth and elevation between the tower and my house/router. I don't know if this helps anyone else, but if there's a better mouse trap, please let me know.
First I found the tower here: https://www.cellmapper.net/map
Then using this site: https://www.acscdg.com/
I could enter point to point and it gives azimuth and distance:
This site is pretty cool to see elevation point to point: https://link.ui.com

Re: Tower to Router Azimuth and Elevation

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:00 pm
by henry18hn
Seems really useful , but idk what it is...wish someone on here could explain...

Re: Tower to Router Azimuth and Elevation

Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:09 pm
by motoguy
If you flip to the next screen on the airLink site, it'll give you azimuth and elevation as well (IIRC). I remember using https://www.acscdg.com/ to plug it in, until I found the same info on the airLink site. FWIW.

Re: Tower to Router Azimuth and Elevation

Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:10 am
by Dwight S.
henry18hn wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:00 pm
Seems really useful , but idk what it is...wish someone on here could explain...
I personally am no expert on this technology but am a fairly technical guy and am learning more about this stuff all the time. Fascinating technology... When I first got this router, to set it up, I had to figure out where the nearest tower to me is located and what potential land masses may be blocking the signal. I followed the steps in this post and was able to figure it out, but posted this information to potentially help others but if anyone has a better way on how to get from point A to B (literally :D ) I'd love to learn more.

Re: Tower to Router Azimuth and Elevation

Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:12 am
by Dwight S.
motoguy wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:09 pm
If you flip to the next screen on the airLink site, it'll give you azimuth and elevation as well (IIRC). I remember using https://www.acscdg.com/ to plug it in, until I found the same info on the airLink site. FWIW.
Hi motoguy, not sure what you meant by flipping to the next screen on the airLink site but I'll see if I can figure it out. Thanks for the reply.

Re: Tower to Router Azimuth and Elevation

Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:29 am
by motoguy
Dwight S. wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:12 am
Hi motoguy, not sure what you meant by flipping to the next screen on the airLink site but I'll see if I can figure it out. Thanks for the reply.
Here's the page as it pops up. Notice the buttons/dots circled in red:
heading1.JPG
Notice the dots in the image below. If you click on them, it'll "change" pages. If you look in the green circle, you'll see the heading and tilt of each respective tower. This shows you the headings and tilts to make them aim at each other.
heading2.JPG