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    Orbitron Satellite dish takedown

    I am looking at an Orbitron 8-10' dish and was curious as to whether anyone has one of these and can tell me how it comes apart. I am trying to figure out how small the pieces will break down into and what kind of tools I will need. I don't have access to the dish right now. I know my Winegard breaks down into 4 mesh sections and my Sami into 3. Any help would be much appreciated.


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    That looks to be a SE-10, 10ft Orbitron. My friend & member ivanyankoff has one just like it.

    Mark the back of the dish near the tube & the polar mount to keep the same declination. Loosen the 2 bolts on the side of polar mount tube & with help rock the dish back & forth while pulling out. Carry to your truck & set it on its back.
    Loosen the polar mount & lift off. They aren't very heavy.

    The panels slip out of the ribs after you pull the beading from the outside rim edge if you need to fix some panels. If it were me I'd not disassemble the frame of the dish. Could be too many rusty, busted bolts & the center plate(aluminum) could be corroded to the point of disintegration. That would be a bummer.

    I think you'll find the Orbitron pdf file in the manuals.


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    Cool, I am not worried about rust so much because this is pretty much in the desert. How small do you think the panels break down into?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rrob311 View Post
    Cool, I am not worried about rust so much because this is pretty much in the desert. How small do you think the panels break down into?
    12 panels for that dish & as said above just remove the beading on the rim edge, pull the panels straight out. They are about 32" wide x 72" long.
    If possible I wouldn't break down the dish into parts - those can be a pain to put back in if they get bent or kinked.
    A desert in New Hampshire?


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