FTA Portability

Discussion in 'Free To Air (FTA) Discussion' started by northgeorgia, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. northgeorgia

    northgeorgia Thread Starter SatelliteGuys Family

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    Well, there are mini TVs and mini STBs that can run off a 12V supply. It is a few years old, but I just found this on YouTube: http://youtu.be/oFlpNldHzlo

    Anyone have experience with a similar fold-away or different style portable dish that works well for FTA? Just curious :)
     
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  2. Blindowl1234

    Blindowl1234 Well-Known SatelliteGuys Member

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    Looks easy enough that I could fabricate something like it from any FTA dish I've got...the issue would be lining it up in a pinch and we all know how that goes somedays lol
     
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    Anole SatelliteGuys Guru

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    Amusing video

    I don't know what an Aussie dolar is worth, but 400 of 'em is a whale of a lot!
    Brian gives you dish & HD receiver for about 200.
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    Havent we posted designs for similar mounts you can make out of plastic plumbing?
    I've seen it somewhere, and you can probably come up with your own solution. :)
     
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  4. northgeorgia

    northgeorgia Thread Starter SatelliteGuys Family

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    Yep, today 400 AUS = 365 USD, more or less (of course this video was back in 2011. Perhaps they sell them cheaper now? I don't think I've ever seen one for sale in the US market) :)

    It'd be great to see who can come up with the best portable and effective KU-band dish (actually, as we saw here, more of a dish mount, but perhaps a petal design for a dish could be created too, as we see with some C-band dishes? Probably not as good signal strength though...). One of those things that make me curious. Maybe I'll experiment one day on that haha
     
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  5. SatelliteAV

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    Saw this at a trade show several years back, but never tested. Many years ago I had a portable 6 foot C-band solid metal dish with the same ground mounting base and elevation adjustment.

    I feel like I just watched a huckster at the county fair... The presenter was slick enough to be in used car sales! I wonder if anyone buys at those crazy inflated prices?

    Did something similar to the folding arm with a GEOSATpro90cm for my RV. Cut the arm at the bend and installed a hinge. The weight of the LNBF and arm drops and stays in position. Great for the RV, but wouldn't do this at home without adding a locking Mechanism to add rigidity.
     
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