Small Dish Man
- Mar 29, 2004
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I have yet to see any polarmounted offset dish run into issues of pole, or ground clearance when non-inverted.
Inverting will also allow an easier counterweight design, once the Mabo starts chewing up actuators.
Considering butchyboy is a newcomer to C-Band my thoughts were that it might be best to keep things as simple as possible and provide encouragement to get started and view a few pictures.
He has a dish, it is mounted and he has a feed clamp on it, it is a relatively simple task to get a twin probe C-Band LNBF onto his existing setup in its current non inverted orientation.
The finer niceties such as polo pipes and any considerations of mounting inverted can be introduced afterwards if they are required.
As we know he will be able to receive 40.5W at his location with the dish it its normal orientation and the feed can be waterproofed, my personal suggestion would be that is where to start.
If he chews up an actuator I will send him a second hand Geotrack 24" actuator free of charge apart from the cost of postage.
It was refurbed by myself a few years ago and is better quality than the commonly available actuators on sale today such as Super Power Jack.