Does anyone have any experience with the Moteck H180 Motor?
Can it be used with an offset dish?
What is the width of the two mounts which attach the motor to the dish?
p.s. I received my SatelliteGuys shirt. It looks great! I recomend it to all!!
From past reading , I was under the impression several users had gotten these motors.
Search through the posts - you may find your answers.
If not, then pound on the users who have them, and get 'em to tell us more.
As for using an offset dish, if it's not too big, you can offset it (down) with your own bracketry, I suppose.
I can see a 4' offset working pretty well.
As for swinging the 6' offset dishes, I think they'd be too heavy, regardless.
Thanks-looking for a way to motorize that ole' CM 1.2m dish--it's a heavy son of a gun
You could always get a Jaeger SMR 1224 motor and a V-box. I think it was a user by the name of Likvid who posted a short movie of that setup on this site. They are quite noisy which is what is keeping me from purchasing one(neighbors are quite close) .I too would like to hear about the Moteck 180. I have a Winegard 1 meter that is heavy also...29lbs on my bathroom scale.
On a slightly different path, give this thread TurboSat wrote a little peek.
He used an offset dish on a recycled C-band mount.
There are a few obvious mechanical considerations, but it got the job done.
And for a low cost motor, I found one and asked a few questions about it.
No one seemed too excited, so maybe it wasn't all that big a deal.
Still, I thought $40 for an 18" should be good enough for a 1.2m dish.
I remember a picture somewhere showing such a hookup... z4cCamaro posted it a while back.
But, linear actuator or the Moteck H-180, you'll need a V-box to run it.
They seem to be down in the $50 - $75 range, these days.