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Channel Hopper

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You did not mention a dent before.

I could be wrong but the manufacturers logo on the instruction manual was last used about ten years ago.
 
Gladstones55

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You did not mention a dent before.

I could be wrong but the manufacturers logo on the instruction manual was last used about ten years ago.
I mentioned that it was damaged but did not go in details
Gibertini replied
Arm length is 67 cm on se 1 meter
So that is the right arm I received
I returned it on the basis it is damaged/Used kit
Now have to find another supplier to buy one.
very disappointed ☹
 
Channel Hopper

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Why not get HMSat to send a replacement reflector (FOC of course). They would be the ones taking up any refund from the courier on the first delivery
 
Gladstones55

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Why not get HMSat to send a replacement reflector (FOC of course). They would be the ones taking up any refund from the courier on the first delivery
Don’t want to make things complicated
And get headache
Better to send full box back .
Box is on his way back
 
Gladstones55

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Any suggestions to buy gibertini
Except HM-sat
Checked Hisat he is only selling Ln series
I want Xp or Se
Or
Any other good make tried and tested
 
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Gladstones55

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Is Turkmenistan sport still free on 52E
Is it sd or hd
Is it a easy catch on 100cm
 
ozumo

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Turkmenistan Sport is fta and an easy catch on a zone 2 sky dish even - provided you have line of sight, it's pretty low in the sky.

Scour ebay & gumtree, see if there's anything local. At least you'll be able to see the dish first and not be at the mercy of a courier.
 
Gladstones55

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Low in the sky means easy catch or I have to install dish higher
Is it sd or hd
 
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Here is a german site, i purchased an lnb upgrade kit for gibertini op100l.
Which has gibertini dishes :)
Code:
https://www.satfreax.de/en/antennas/satellite-antennas?p=1&o=1&n=12&s=4
 
ozumo

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It's HD. Easy catch means the signal is strong, low in the sky means the satellite is closer to the horizon & therefore more likely to be houses or trees in the way. Mounting the dish higher will give you a better chance. Where I live for 52e, the dish needs to 4x further away than the obstacle is high. So if a house in the way is 10m tall, the dish needs to be 40m away.
 
jeallen01

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The XP dishes are here:
 
Gladstones55

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Thank you all
I will explore the options
 
jeallen01

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Turkmenistan Sport is fta and an easy catch on a zone 2 sky dish even - provided you have line of sight, it's pretty low in the sky....
Strong signal here in W.London on an off-set LNB on a cheap "no name" 80cm dish (with camo netting on it) centred on 46E - it's mounted about 1.5m above ground, and the line-of-sight to 52E just clears the pitched edge of the roof on a house about 25m away! :)
 
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Is this any good
If the markings on the box are to be believed, this motor is DiSEqC 1.2, but may not be USALS ("DiSEqC 1.3"), compatible - as such it must be a very old motor with a "debateable" history, and so probably not advisable!

FWIW, brand new decent-quality USALS motors only cost between about £40-£65, with some sort of warranttee.
 
Gladstones55

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Latest motors are 1.2 or 1.3
Or both
 
jeallen01

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Latest motors are 1.2 or 1.3
Or both
Agreed as almost all are both - but very old ones may not be, and it's not clear how old this one is. Can you give a link to where you found it?

PS: IIRC the Fortec Star brand, as such, disappeared from sale many years ago in respect of receivers, and I suspect that the same was true of the other types of equipment sold under that brand name. That's just one of the things that makes me suspect that this is a very old motor!
 
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I have one of those - it's just another Moteck SG2100 clone.
@Lazarus

Thanks - I guessed it would be something like that.

So, do you know if there is any obvious marking on the motor (or the box if you still have it - which I doubt!) that clearly indicates USALS/DiSEqC 1.3 compatibilty (whereas the pic of the box above indicates DiSEqC 1.2 compatibility, but apparently nothing about USALS)?
 
Gladstones55

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Agreed as almost all are both - but very old ones may not be, and it's not clear how old this one is. Can you give a link to where you found it?

PS: IIRC the Fortec Star brand, as such, disappeared from sale many years ago in respect of receivers, and I suspect that the same was true of the other types of equipment sold under that brand name. That's just one of the things that makes me suspect that this is a very old motor!
It’s on gumtree fo £10 no much detail provided
I was checking gumtree thought it Might be a hidden gem and owner is unaware
But sound like it is a scrap metal
I just leave it thanks for your advice and time
 
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