WS9036 90cm / 36 inch satellite dish antenna..What motor to use with it?

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  1. johann12

    johann12 Thread Starter Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    I am thinking about buying the WS 9036/36 dish.
    Does anyone use one with good results?
    What kind of motor would I need for that dish? I was thinking about a SG 9120 etc. , but I do not know what model I would need for that A or B.
    The specs do not indicate what size of pole it has.
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  2. ke4est

    ke4est Long Live FTA Staff Member HERE TO HELP YOU!

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    ke4est Long Live FTA Staff Member HERE TO HELP YOU!

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    Oh to answer your question you would want the 9120B, for either dish.
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  4. Anole

    Anole SatelliteGuys Guru

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    I agree on dish/LNBF/shipped deal!
    For a motor, I would look for a Stab H90
    they were the company who developed the technology
  5. northgeorgia

    northgeorgia Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    I have that very dish and get great results. The problem is the construction: it is a a bit flimsy and does flop around some in the wind -- so make sure it's mounted tight. I got mine at a very cheap price. So unless you found a hard to turn down offer, I'd go with the one ke4est suggested.
  6. Magic Static

    Magic Static SatelliteGuys Family Pub Member / Supporter

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    Yes I have one and I use a SG9120 motor the (b) motor has a smaller diameter shaft. I am not impressed with the performance of the dish however.
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  7. johann12

    johann12 Thread Starter Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    Would $79 shipped with an LNBF be a good price?
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    johann12 Thread Starter Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    What got me looking into this dish was the dimension. They stated that the WS dish has an actual dimension of 99cm X 90 cm.
    The geosat pro listed a dimension of 93.5 cm X 85 cm.


  9. ke4est

    ke4est Long Live FTA Staff Member HERE TO HELP YOU!

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    From my experience you will not notice enough of a difference and for 10 bucks more you will have a very well made(better) dish, and you will get a superior LNBF. I like them so well I sale them on ebay now.
  10. johann12

    johann12 Thread Starter Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    $ 79 is for the Dish, LNBF and free shipping for the WS, maybe I did not made this clear enough before.
    $ 89 is for the dish , LNBF, and $45 shipping for the geosat pro. At least this was the price on the dish with the link you posted earlier.

    Don't get me wrong.
    I heard good things about the geosat pro dish, but what is holding me back right now is the price and the size. But there is nothing written in stone yet.
  11. ke4est

    ke4est Long Live FTA Staff Member HERE TO HELP YOU!

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    Oh ok, it was free shipping....I just checked and you are right shipping has been added. Sorry he must have changed that today.
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    johann12 Thread Starter Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    Well after weighing out my options I just ordered the the geosat pro dish from sat av which is a reputable seller with tech support.
    Thank you ladies and gentlemen.
  13. ke4est

    ke4est Long Live FTA Staff Member HERE TO HELP YOU!

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    You won't regret it.:)
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    northgeorgia Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    Don't forget to check on your local Craigslist to see if someone is selling or getting rid of a dish. That's where I got mine -- for $30. If you have to use the WS9036, it's not a bad dish. I get good results with mine, however, it's the only FTA dish I've owned so far. I'm quite certain I'd be much happier with a sturdier-built model -- and larger. Ah, a nice 1.2 meter dish is on my future wish list (after the C-band dish ... oh right, need to find a place to put those dishes first)! But in all seriousness, if you have to pay $80, you might want to do a bit more shopping around. Strong winds really whop this thin metal dish around, so I'm afraid it might get warped at some point, especially with our southern Spring storms (I just got set up in May, so I'm holding my breath...yikes).
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    Ah, I just saw your post. I think you made a wise choice :)
  16. johann12

    johann12 Thread Starter Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    Thank you.
    Here in North Carolina we have winds and when it was mentioned that it may be a bit flimsy I had second thoughts.
    ke4est helped me with it and pointed me in the right direction.
    I rather get the right equipment the first time around than to have to do it over a second time.

    Thank you everyone.
  17. Anole

    Anole SatelliteGuys Guru

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    Wise decision.
    Hard to get through to a lot of people when they see a 30" dish, or questionable motors for less money.
  18. johann12

    johann12 Thread Starter Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    I do not want to re-invent the wheel, I want to play with it.
    That's why I come here to get the info and opinions before I do anything.
  19. Anole

    Anole SatelliteGuys Guru

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    It was recently mentioned @ Harmony for $69 shipped:
    http://www.satelliteguys.us/threads...-USALS-for-under-a-100-US?highlight=Stab hh90

    Stab is the the company which established and popularized the format.
    So, the question should be: does the S10 work with the Stab. ? ;)
    i'm sure you'll be fine.

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