Which ~1m Dish

DonSE2

Member
Joined
Nov 2, 2019
Messages
24
Reaction score
8
Points
3
Age
34
My Satellite Setup
TD110
My Location
London
I've currently got a Triax TD110 ground mounted at the end of my garden but it's a few years old now, the rim has been slightly bent and the arm needs some packers to optimise the signal. I want a completely fresh install in a new location. I need to decide which dish to go for, a lot of the posts on 1m dishes are years old now. I'm aware that the TD110 is no longer in production but might still be able to source a new one. I understand it will outperform the Gibertini 1m if perfectly aligned as it's bigger but getting it perfectly aligned is tricky with the bracket. I was researching other options and came across

Orbital 1m - Gain higher than TD110 specs but can't find a supplier and mixed reviews on here
Primesat 1/1.1 - One negative thread on here but not much information otherwise

Are there any other newer production dishes I could consider, any recommendations which to go for? Often tune into feeds so every db matters but can't move up to 1.2 due to the dish location. Are gain figures a reliable figure to go off?

Thanks
 

ozumo

Specialist Contributor
Joined
May 26, 2020
Messages
2,001
Reaction score
599
Points
113
My Satellite Setup
Raven mk2 zone 2 x4, Channel Master: 90cm x3, 1.2m x2, 1.8m PF. CM polar mount x2, AZ/EL x3.
My Location
South Durham
Is the dish motorised or fixed?
Nothing wrong with Gibertinis, though sourcing one has become slightly more difficult thanks to the 'B' word.

Ensuring the dish is not warped or damaged, and is correctly aligned is more important than a few extra centimetres - and as you've found the slightly larger Triax is a pig to align.
 
Last edited:

RimaNTSS

Super Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Jan 7, 2009
Messages
5,110
Reaction score
5,462
Points
113
Age
55
My Satellite Setup
Some SAT-related hardware.
My Location
N-E from Riga
dishes I could consider
Consider second hand Channel Master or Prodelin. Even they are used they will always work like brand new, and after regular washing they will also look like brand new.
 

jeallen01

Specialist Contributor
Joined
Oct 12, 2003
Messages
5,486
Reaction score
2,165
Points
113
My Satellite Setup
See Signature
My Location
Somewhere in England (possibly?)!
Set and save a "Search" on ebay for the dish(es) that you would like, and make sure you "tick" the box that pops up to ask if you want to receive emails about new listings of those because quite a few do pop up from time to time.

They often start at ridiculously low BIN or "Make an Offer" prices compared with the "buying new" prices, or they then just don't get many (if any) bids at all and sell for a pound or two because people just want to get rid of them and only 1 person did actually make any bid at all! To look for the latter set the search to "Ending soon"

That's more or less how I got my Gibby OP125L which I saw listed about 2 yrs ago when I was "just idly looking around" at what was on offer. It was very local (West Drayton) and there had been only 1 offer of around £70 some days/weeks earlier, so I made a "silly offer" of £85 - and that's what I got it for, complete with STAB motor (later proved faulty!), an Inverto Black Ultra, ground mount and cables. Took a bit of work (and my estate car) to get it back here, but has since definitely proved worth the money, effort and time. :D
 
Last edited:

Channel Hopper

Suffering fools, so you don't have to.
Staff member
Joined
Jan 1, 2000
Messages
31,636
Reaction score
7,152
Points
113
Age
56
Website
www.sat-elite.uk
My Satellite Setup
A little less analogue, and a lot more crap.
My Location
UK
I doubt you will find an Orbital dish these days (I keep one reflector in the garage as a replacement for a number of customers if they suffer a failure.

Have a look for Fracarro, brand name 'Penta'. Exceedingly well made with good performance.
 

Attachments

  • 20200826_130104.jpg
    20200826_130104.jpg
    358.3 KB · Views: 25
  • 20200826_140222.jpg
    20200826_140222.jpg
    1.1 MB · Views: 23

manikm909

Regular Member
Joined
Sep 10, 2020
Messages
475
Reaction score
130
Points
43
Age
44
My Satellite Setup
Laminas OFC 1200 Dish, Octagon SF8008 (main STB)
My Location
SE London, UK
i took my triax td110 down the dump today! couldnt sell or give it away! crazy.
 

Lazarus

Tout Rond Bon Oeuf
Staff member
Joined
May 29, 2009
Messages
26,346
Reaction score
8,111
Points
113
My Satellite Setup
80cm Motorised.
Several small Dishes.
Much else.
My Location
North York Moors
i took my triax td110 down the dump today! couldnt sell or give it away! crazy.


Mine is gathering dust and mice droppings in the loft.
 

TJExcalibur

Sleepy Hollow
Joined
Jan 9, 2005
Messages
1,821
Reaction score
1,078
Points
113
Age
78
Location
Out of this world.
My Satellite Setup
Master Focus 90cm .Gigablue UHD Quad 4K on TM 2600 motor. *Tm 5402 HD M3, *Atemio Nemesis. *Not Used.
My Location
Southern England
Go for a Master Focus, not cheap but solid.
 

butchyboy

Member
Joined
Jul 21, 2010
Messages
103
Reaction score
14
Points
18
Age
43
My Satellite Setup
1.2 metre prime focus irte dish, 1.85cm offset mabo dish,vu+duo & 42 HD lcd tv
My Location
ireland
Consider second hand Channel Master or Prodelin. Even they are used they will always work like brand new, and after regular washing they will also look like brand new.

is it ok to powerwash a channel master dish face?,as i have green stubborn algae on mine which i haved tryed to remove with washing up liquid and hot water.
my powerwasher is only a household type its not a big psi industrial one.
 

jeallen01

Specialist Contributor
Joined
Oct 12, 2003
Messages
5,486
Reaction score
2,165
Points
113
My Satellite Setup
See Signature
My Location
Somewhere in England (possibly?)!
is it ok to powerwash a channel master dish face?,as i have green stubborn algae on mine which i haved tryed to remove with washing up liquid and hot water.
my powerwasher is only a household type its not a big psi industrial one.
Maybe (I don't actually know for certain if it's true for a CM!) powerwash it with your m/c and then spray it with a dilute household bleach solution and that would probably kill all/most any remaining algae - that worked with my quite "well-infested" TD110 quite a few years ago.
 

RimaNTSS

Super Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Jan 7, 2009
Messages
5,110
Reaction score
5,462
Points
113
Age
55
My Satellite Setup
Some SAT-related hardware.
My Location
N-E from Riga
is it ok to powerwash a channel master dish face?
I have never done power-wash, but kitchen sponge and shampoo works great. Adding some bleach is also OK. The most difficult part is the back of the dish, especially corners between strength ribs.
Add: Almost forgot- steam generator helps as well.
 

william-1

Super Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Jul 2, 2005
Messages
10,384
Reaction score
10,832
Points
113
Location
Epping Forest
My Satellite Setup
OP Gibertini 100 XP+ Inverto Black Ultra 0.2
Superior Dark Motor (160° max)
(50 east to 34.5 west)
TM6902HD (A/B switch) Octagon SX88+Optima

Raven 88cm Mesh Dish + TM-1 0.1
Stab100 H to H (120° max)
(53 east to 45 west)
Octagon SX88+ (A/B switch) Edision S2

45cm dish V8 Golden 28E FreeSat Quad Lnb
Virgin Media FreeSat
My Location
Epping Forest Essex

jeallen01

Specialist Contributor
Joined
Oct 12, 2003
Messages
5,486
Reaction score
2,165
Points
113
My Satellite Setup
See Signature
My Location
Somewhere in England (possibly?)!
.." The most difficult part is the back of the dish, especially corners between strength ribs.
That's where using a powerwasher would do the job very effectively - a few seconds with one of those should shift any "stuff", apart from paint and the like. If a dish can't "take that" then it's not a very good one anyway.:rolleyes:
 
Last edited:

butchyboy

Member
Joined
Jul 21, 2010
Messages
103
Reaction score
14
Points
18
Age
43
My Satellite Setup
1.2 metre prime focus irte dish, 1.85cm offset mabo dish,vu+duo & 42 HD lcd tv
My Location
ireland
I have never done power-wash, but kitchen sponge and shampoo works great. Adding some bleach is also OK. The most difficult part is the back of the dish, especially corners between strength ribs.
Add: Almost forgot- steam generator helps as well.
i do not have a steam generator,i suppose it would be ok to powerwash the back of the channel master im not sure.
 

jeallen01

Specialist Contributor
Joined
Oct 12, 2003
Messages
5,486
Reaction score
2,165
Points
113
My Satellite Setup
See Signature
My Location
Somewhere in England (possibly?)!

ozumo

Specialist Contributor
Joined
May 26, 2020
Messages
2,001
Reaction score
599
Points
113
My Satellite Setup
Raven mk2 zone 2 x4, Channel Master: 90cm x3, 1.2m x2, 1.8m PF. CM polar mount x2, AZ/EL x3.
My Location
South Durham
Be careful using a pressure washer on a Channel Master - if there is any light damage to the face it could cause the thin layer of fibreglass to flake off exposing the mesh beneath.

I cleaned the rear of a filthy Channel Master today, Fairy Liquid, stiff paintbrushes and a new toothbrush worked well for cleaning off the algae and getting into the nooks & crannies. The paint had already disappeared so will be getting a fresh coat.
 

butchyboy

Member
Joined
Jul 21, 2010
Messages
103
Reaction score
14
Points
18
Age
43
My Satellite Setup
1.2 metre prime focus irte dish, 1.85cm offset mabo dish,vu+duo & 42 HD lcd tv
My Location
ireland
Be careful using a pressure washer on a Channel Master - if there is any light damage to the face it could cause the thin layer of fibreglass to flake off exposing the mesh beneath.

I cleaned the rear of a filthy Channel Master today, Fairy Liquid, stiff paintbrushes and a new toothbrush worked well for cleaning off the algae and getting into the nooks & crannies. The paint had already disappeared so will be getting a fresh coat.

what kind of paint?.
 

ozumo

Specialist Contributor
Joined
May 26, 2020
Messages
2,001
Reaction score
599
Points
113
My Satellite Setup
Raven mk2 zone 2 x4, Channel Master: 90cm x3, 1.2m x2, 1.8m PF. CM polar mount x2, AZ/EL x3.
My Location
South Durham
what kind of paint?.

On the last CM I painted I used Valspar multi surface green satin spray paint from B&Q. This was a few years ago and the paint has lasted well, none has flaked or rubbed off. I sprayed multiple thin layers rather than one thick one.
 

butchyboy

Member
Joined
Jul 21, 2010
Messages
103
Reaction score
14
Points
18
Age
43
My Satellite Setup
1.2 metre prime focus irte dish, 1.85cm offset mabo dish,vu+duo & 42 HD lcd tv
My Location
ireland
On the last CM I painted I used Valspar multi surface green satin spray paint from B&Q. This was a few years ago and the paint has lasted well, none has flaked or rubbed off.
you painted it green?.
 

ozumo

Specialist Contributor
Joined
May 26, 2020
Messages
2,001
Reaction score
599
Points
113
My Satellite Setup
Raven mk2 zone 2 x4, Channel Master: 90cm x3, 1.2m x2, 1.8m PF. CM polar mount x2, AZ/EL x3.
My Location
South Durham
Top