Advice Needed Technomate or alsat motor

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The motor stub diameter is 2 inches.
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Will have to find a bit if 2 inch pole and see if it's bodgable :confused
 
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Nice one, thanks :Y
Will have to find a bit if 2 inch pole and see if it's bodgable :confused
I think you are possibly confusing two separate things:
- the motor stub supports the dish, so, as long as the clamp on the dish that clamps onto the motor stub is large enough (and most are!), then that "issue" is actually a "non-issue".
- however, the motor is clamped on your pole/mast (i.e. the one on the wall or the ground), and and that depends on the clamp that comes with the motor itself - so, as long as that will fit around a 1.5" mast (and most should, although a 1.5" mast/pole is rather small for anything larger than a motor and 80cm dish), then that is possibly also a "non-issue".
Edited: OTOH, I don't think that the clamp on a Zone 2 dish would fit on a 2" stub, but maybe I misunderstood @ozumo 's question!
 
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Somewhere on this forum is a thread that lists the various H to H motors and their Asian sources.

I recall the TM design is from the company Moteck, the Dark motors were linked with one of the competitors, Jaeger.
I may be mistaken, there is a document here with '2300' on it , which was not a Jeager number.

The rest of the fax is rather faint, being on carbon paper but the image shows the same housing, rdown to the dimensions of the bolt holes, including the backlash grub screw.

Will check further.
 
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I think you are possibly confusing two separate things:
- the motor stub supports the dish, so, as long as the clamp on the dish that clamps onto the motor stub is large enough (and most are!), then that "issue" is actually a "non-issue".
- however, the motor is clamped on your pole/mast (i.e. the one on the wall or the ground), and and that depends on the clamp that comes with the motor itself - so, as long as that will fit around a 1.5" mast (and most should, although a 1.5" mast/pole is rather small for anything larger than a motor and 80cm dish), then that is possibly also a "non-issue".
Eh ?
 
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Just trying to ensure that @ozumo is clear on subject of the stub and mast dimensions!
Edited: just Edited my previous post re a Zone 2 dish! :)

OTOH, maybe a cheapish "normal" 70-80cm dish might be a more suitable option for motorisation - and easier to implement?
 
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ozumo

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Edited: OTOH, I don't think that the clamp on a Zone 2 dish would fit on a 2" stub, but maybe I misunderstood @ozumo 's question!
That's my problem exactly, just wondered what the stub size on the Technomate motor was. As can be seen on this (not great) photo with a standard size 1.25" pole - there's not much room left, a 1.5" pole with 38mm u-bolts is the biggest that'll fit without modification :)
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OTOH, maybe a cheapish "normal" 70-80cm dish might be a more suitable option for motorisation - and easier to implement?
All my dishes are at ground level looking through a narrow gap, apart from the 28.2e sky dish up on the front of the house. Was thinking of motorising the sky dish to enable the ground level dishes to point somewhere more interesting than 19.2e etc. A zone 2 would be the most acceptable to those who must be obeyed :-rofl2
 
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All my dishes are at ground level looking through a narrow gap, apart from the 28.2e sky dish up on the front of the house. Was thinking of motorising the sky dish to enable the ground level dishes to point somewhere more interesting than 19.2e etc. A zone 2 would be the most acceptable to those who must be obeyed :-rofl2
Looks like a job for a dremel, or similar tool, on the Zone 2 clamp! :D
 
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There are motors that'll fit, but are most likely older, no longer available new and not usals.
Code:
 https://www.avforums.com/threads/motorised-zone-2.1393467/
 
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Use the following method to reduce the mast thickness to fit sky dish
100% tried and tested by me when doing alterations to dish clumps
It’s just an example plenty available on e bay cheaply
 

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Do you mean placing the smaller tube inside the bigger one and using the v-bolt to clamp them together? The motor stub looks pretty solid so I doubt a v-bolt would hold another pole within it. A bolt through the holes on the stub looks a better option, could even bolt the stub directly to the dish bracket :)
 
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If you can drill out the holes within the Zone 2 dish clamp arrangement you might be able to use the larger u bolt on the motor.

On a couple of motorised upgrades I have used the wall mount Zone 2s in a similar way, though the dish is offset by about 12 inches from centre.
 
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I may be mistaken, there is a document here with '2300' on it , which was not a Jeager number.

The rest of the fax is rather faint, being on carbon paper but the image shows the same housing, down to the dimensions of the bolt holes, including the backlash grub screw.

Will check further.
It is the DG-3200, (which is a Jaeger number), though I'm sure it is known under different names.

The earlier design was the DG-320, which looks identical

 
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Do you mean placing the smaller tube inside the bigger one and using the v-bolt to clamp them together? The motor stub looks pretty solid so I doubt a v-bolt would hold another pole within it. A bolt through the holes on the stub looks a better option, could even bolt the stub directly to the dish bracket :)
No not inside on the top/bottom of motor mast like this
 

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Ah I see now. Got a motor on the way so I'll start a new thread once the bodging begins :D
 
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Ah I see now. Got a motor on the way so I'll start a new thread once the bodging precision engineering begins :D
Ah, that's better.
 
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