Re : recommendations for handheld digital satellite signal meter .

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Any one got any recommendations for a good handheld digital satellite MPEG-2/4 meter something I can hang round my neck as finding the Satlook a bit on the heavy side at 5.5 Kgs .
 

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The Emitors have a strap, hang it off the polarmount or the actuator.
 
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I've been using Satlink (WS-7009), been more than satisfied.
 
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Sorry CH the strap is far to short and I am in the front of the dish hanging on a 8 foot step ladder and the polarmount + Jack is at the rear about 4 feet lower the only things in front of me at a suitable level is the feed arms and you dont want to bend thoses you might however get away hanging a hand held meter of thoses but the satlook is over 5kg .
 

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Hi Satface where did you buy your Satlink (WS-7009) from ? as I can only find it for sale in the US . All I can find in the UK is SATLINK SP-2100+Satlink WS-6906 .
 
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Why would you want to be at the front of the dish when aligning ?

Increase the strap length (attach a second strap to it) if it is too short, if it is uncomfortable then wrap a tea towel around it.

The two meters you have mentione have a very small screen that will not show up well in sunlight, and fiddly to use. The company that badges the SatLink will also charge for upgrades.
 
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Sorry CH I am installing the new Corotor and feed arms so I need to be on the front of the dish on a step ladder . As for the polar mount that seems to be ok but if it does need doing its a pain .

I think the last time I set the corotor I had the loan of a Horizon HDSM but I fully understand about the sunlight and being fiddly as you know Rimants made a set of replacement arms and a new mount for the corotor this will need a bit of playing with because its a one man band over here but I have all the original measurements so should just be ok .
 
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Oh, it's been a long time since I bought it (in 2013), it was from the german www.satlink.de website which doesn't exist anymore. I paid 350€ for it at that time so if you're cosidering Ebay, I think it's still worth it.
 

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Sorry CH I am installing the new Corotor and feed arms so I need to be on the front of the dish on a step ladder . As for the polar mount that seems to be ok but if it does need doing its a pain .

I think the last time I set the corotor I had the loan of a Horizon HDSM but I fully understand about the sunlight and being fiddly as you know Rimants made a set of replacement arms and a new mount for the corotor this will need a bit of playing with because its a one man band over here but I have all the original measurements so should just be ok .
I'm sure Rimants design allows centering without being in front of the dish.
 
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Avoid the Dmyco Ibravebox & derivatives. The screens are comletely unreadable in bright sunshine
 
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With the Rimants and my original you still need to be able to be able to reach the clamp and band area for this you will need 2 hands plus hanging on to the step ladder this is why I remember hanging the Horizon round my neck while I adjusted the neck of the corotor into the scalar ring . With Rimants design it just goes round the neck of the corotor and adjust in the same way . But the Satlook is to large to hang round your neck but I am sure I will work some thing out maybe tie wrap the meter to the top of the step ladder .

Ok Satfaca you bought yours from germany I will have a look and see if there are a german dealers on ebay .
 

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Thanks for the feed back Analoguesat yes this is what the others were saying so maybe a evening job when the suns going down .
I will mark off Dmyco Ibravebox & derivatives but I think any think just over a £150 . Satfaca what is the battery life I wonder ?

Any one got any thoughts on a Satlink WS-6906 .
 
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Satfaca what is the battery life I wonder ?
Hard to tell, still using the first one ... and still fine for my needs. :Y :)
 
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Thanks for the feed back Analoguesat yes this is what the others were saying so maybe a evening job when the suns going down .
I will mark off Dmyco Ibravebox & derivatives but I think any think just over a £150 . Satfaca what is the battery life I wonder ?

Any one got any thoughts on a Satlink WS-6906 .
 
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Thanks Satfaca + CH not sure about you forwarded a message from Colman in Kenya ? Ok on the battery yes I was just wondering how long the batterys lasted before you have to change or is it AA batterys . But I will check and see what is available but I am seeing lots of Satlink WS-6906 +
SATLINK SP-2100 for sale .

 
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Ok Guys I have bought myself a SATLINK WS-6979SE it just gives basic readings and can hang round my neck with no problem .

As for my SatLink FTA MK IV I think I will Sell it . Since its 5.5 Kg in weight and a bit to large and heavy to lug around and climb ladders with its got a new Battery , Case , Manual , Remote and charger . Cost me back in 2007 £449 so what do you think its worth £125 -£150 . Will put it on facebook then Ebay .
 
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Ok Guys I have bought myself a SATLINK WS-6979SE it just gives basic readings and can hang round my neck with no problem .

As for my SatLink FTA MK IV I think I will Sell it . Since its 5.5 Kg in weight and a bit to large and heavy to lug around and climb ladders with its got a new Battery , Case , Manual , Remote and charger . Cost me back in 2007 £449 so what do you think its worth £125 -£150 . Will put it on facebook then Ebay .
You might also want to advertise it in our own Classifieds (free of charge!)

 
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Good Idea Lazarus yes I will be able to save a few bob should it go on this site or its Ebay or Facebook but there dont seem to be many sat groups on facebook .
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Good Idea Lazarus yes I will be able to save a few bob should it go on this site or its Ebay or Facebook but there dont seem to be many sat groups on facebook .
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The link I posted is for here - this Forum: Try that first, then eBay etc if it doesn't sell.
 
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Yes Good Idea :Y
 
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