Small Dish Man
- Mar 29, 2004
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- My Satellite Setup
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He needs to increase the range of the declination angle to match the offset of the dish.
Assuming a suitable frame can be fabricated of correct dimensions to accomodate the 1.8m CM dish, the increased declination could be introduced using some brackets similar to those pictured below.
These brackets could be attached to the top horizontal strut of the interface frame to provide additional declination.
Additionally, four small 90 degree brackets with a hole drilled in each face would be needed to facilitate use of the declination brackets. These 4 x 90 degree brackets could be easily made by cutting them from a lenth of angle iron.
I am not advocating modification of an IRTE polar mount as a "go for it" solution for the 1.8m channel master dish. The IRTE polar mount is unsuitable in my view and there are better options available, albeit more expensive.
However, it is possible to get a 1.8m channel master dish mounted on an IRTE polar mount but it does need some basic tools such as a hacksaw and a decent drill plus the aptitude to go for it.