what should be the position of my satellite based on my zip code?

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Old Labs

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Use http://www.dishpointer.com/

Enter your zip code in the location test box (or be even more specific); select 115.1W Viasat-1 or 69.9W Viasat-2 (or 111.1W Anik-F2 | Wildblue-1) from the drop down list depending on which satellite you want. Then click on your location marker for details.
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Now isn't that funny.  Viasat 2 is in perfect position for me.  It's like it was made for my home.  LOL.  

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Trees do grow you know :)
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Really?  SMH.  :)  

Seriously, though, it's funny that it's in the perfect spot to just miss all of them.  I had to actually cut down a tree to be able to utilize the ES19 for Gen5.  

The one circled in red is the one I had to cut down last March.  It was a slow growing tree, but was already too tall.  The one in blue, on the other hand, will have to come down this year.  Three years ago it wasn't there.  It's a locust tree, and those things grow FAST.  It's already nearly 25 feet tall.  

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Is that a pond at the bottom?
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Yep.  It's pretty shallow and has shrunk considerably over the years.  It used to be about four times the size and much deeper.  It was created many, many years ago due to there being two very near barns and the need for a water supply in the event of a fire.  

It's got some small bullhead in it.  Back in the mid/late aughts a beaver dammed the end up and it grew a nice amount, but he/she left and the dam washed out one night when we had a really nasty rain storm in 2009.  Seven and a half inches in three hours. 
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Place is surrounded by trees and what not. Viasat-2 might be the only satellite he ever can get again!