Hi. Not far away here in Roseville, Calif. For your location, 39 degrees elevation is correct and the azimuth direction should be 143 degrees (southeast).
I also bought the patch antenna, LNA, and E4000 but not the C.H.I.P. computer (I would rather wait until they adapt the software to run on Windows or Mac).For now, I am just experimenting to see what kind of signal I get. I am running SDR# on my Windows laptop. Also have been monitoring ACARS (airplanes) on a frequency near Outernet’s.
With the Outernet supplied equipment I also struggle to get any signal to show up in SDR#. However, I can see some neighboring (stronger) signals on Inmarsat. I think they either need to improve the receiving equipment or bump up the signal strength.
I am not sure there is anything you can do with your existing equipment to get Outernet. Some people get a good signal in various parts of the world and others get nothing. It might be related to the amount of local interference, or variations in the quality of the DIY components.
After mostly giving up with the DIY equipment, I also tried other antenna/receiver combinations. With my SDR Play in place of the E4000 and LNA I could get about 6 dB of SNR. I also built a 3 turn LHCP helical coil antenna and mounted it on my satellite dish. I got about 20 dB on the Outernet frequency! (The signal reverses polarity when it reflects off the dish).
I also tried an 8 turn portable RHCP helical coil and got about 10 dB.
Currently I am experimenting with other L-Band antenna designs. My interest is not so much in Outernet as it is SDR (software defined radio) and antenna experimentation. (I am a Ham radio enthusiast with an 'Extra" license - N6BY)
If I come up with a portable antenna that works better than the existing patch I will share it with the group.