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Thread: Primestar find
09-11-2011 09:53 AM #1
Picked up a Primestar 40" x 30" at a garage sale yesterday for 3 bucks. Think I will mount the post this week, then wait about 2 weeks for PBS pledge drives to end before adding the dish. Would the lnb that came with it perform as well as a 0.3 noise bullet lnbf? Cheers!
09-11-2011 10:53 AM #2
the LNB is probably one of the LNB's where 1 output is vertical and one is Horizontal polarity. Take off that cover to verify (it will be right by the coax connections). If so you would need a 3x4 multiswitch to combine the polarities
I used one of those LNB's and it worked better than some of the other ones I tried. Main reason is those are designed for the PrimestarDirectv Slimline SWM 5 LNB and DirectvWorld dish on the roof of the apartment building...Directv HR34 AKA Genie
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09-11-2011 02:27 PM #3
Good find! -
Even got the original pole 'n concrete.
Just use a post hole digger, and drop the whole thing right back into the ground.
Depending on soil conditions, I might not even pour in more (but it couldn't hurt)
Just true up the top of the pole (looks like it's got a kink near the bottom).
The feedhorn matches to the elliptical dish, very well.
If you need any help with the LNB, look up "dove bar".
We have are some good pictures of it and info on how to adjust it (for skew).
Come to think of it, if the dish's mount will skew, that's the proper way to do it.
Set the LNB to zero, and skew the mount.
PS: DishStore (gold sponsor, top of this page) has a 3x4 multiswitch for $5, if you don't have one.
09-11-2011 03:53 PM #4SatelliteGuys Regular
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Thanks very much Anole and Ice. Thought maybe the lnb shown in pic might be a keeper. Yes it is a dual out H and V model Ice and has a very cool elliptical scaler. Thought maybe I would just use the V f connector out and point at 125 where I think all tps are V [have to check Lyngsat]. Anole you are right about pole, but the 'kink' is hardly noticeable; maybe my digital camera photography skills leave a lot to be desired! I read up on the lnb and in a couple older forums from 2004-2007 they said a Directv switch could be used [have one laying around].
09-11-2011 05:25 PM #5Slow Tractor Driver
I love these PrimeStar's - - - I have one motorized but it is one size down from the one you found. These are GREAT dishes!!!
Great find!!!There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness"
09-11-2011 08:55 PM #6Pub Member / Supporter
and your's has the feed cover intact. Great find. My 84e works very well on 125°WOne night I walked home very late and fell asleep in somebody's satellite dish.My dreams were showing up on TV's all over the world. -- Steven Wright
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10Ft USS Steel BUD and an assortment of P⭐ dishes, 84e(1), .7m(2), 1.2m(2). 2.4m[8ft](1) offset in storage. 🐱