Suffering fools, so you don't have to.
- My Satellite Setup
- A little less analogue, and a lot more crap.
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Very lucky you thought of adding the chain .
Well... to me it looks a bit like it's really a matter of putting a beefier hoop at the end of the actuator arm... looks like is can be removed and substituted with something else stronger??Going put a beefier actuator on there but needs some metalwork adjustments.
Well... to me it looks a bit like it's really a matter of putting a beefier hoop at the end of the actuator arm... looks like is can be removed and substituted with something else stronger??
I mean, if the actuator works fine, then why not repair the mechanical failure?
One could wonder, though, if some suitable counterweights might ease the load on the actuator?
Of course, against a really strong gust of wind this won't make a difference, but perhaps it might ease the strain...
Very well explained.I was thinking about this issue many times but still do not know proper solution. Change of declination for any offset antenna is needed just a couple of degrees that is equal to maybe couple of centimeters of the movement of the actuator arm. But then 18,24, 36' actuators are not necessary do do the job. Would be enough to have 2' actuator but very powerful. Instead of that, it could be possible to use some kind of lever arm moved by lets say 18' actuator where movement of 18' would change elevation of the dish by only couple of degrees. I just not ready to offer sone technical solution to do that but I am sure it is possible. This is just thinking out of the box.
I hope I am understood in my explaining of the idea.
Makes Winter even longer having rubbish weather in September....usually a nice month.First real blow of the autumn forecast for tonight so the 1.8 is locked down and 1.2 swung over to 90°E to lower it's profile against the wind. Radio mast is wound over into the garden and tethered and all garden furniture has been put away for the winter, I hate this time of year