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    Von Weise V76-5 Refurbishing Project

    I had the same idea of heating the tabs. I did not remove the old worn nut myself, the retired guy did it for me. He also put the new one in. I am not sure there was a notch for alingment inside the tube, the only notch is at the end of the tube in the photos, but even if there was he probably...
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    Von Weise V76-5 Refurbishing Project

    Perhaps Lone Gunman can chime in here as well, seeing he is well-equipped machinist and obviously has some experience doing this acme nut surgery. Incidentally the weld with the nylon nut would probably damage it, unless I bought one of the brass nuts. LG are you selling these to members here...
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    Von Weise V76-5 Refurbishing Project

    You can see the damage from the prying on the last one, so I stopped with that nonsense.
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    Von Weise V76-5 Refurbishing Project

    Just took these with the sunlamp for brightness and clarity : forgive the green tint, phone anomaly.
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    Von Weise V76-5 Refurbishing Project

    Oops, sorry about the messy reply. The laptops keep crashing with this site so had to switch to the phone's browse. Finally feeling a little depressed about this. I even contemplated using LG's method (thanks man), it makes sense as the tabs are not disturbed except for the cut. I will drop by...
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    Von Weise V76-5 Refurbishing Project

    Those are some great tips for the flop/strain-relief Arlo! But right now I am dealing with the damage from this past Saturday's 'accident'. I removed the actuator and took it apart. I found the acme nut came off and was sitting at the bottom of the acme screw range !! I should have expected as...
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    Von Weise V76-5 Refurbishing Project

    Hi Arlo and everybody. Thank you for the excellent write up, it was very helpful - at least it gave me the confidence to go ahead with a complete stripdown and rebuild - losing my nerve in my old age :( Well, I am happy to report that the job is complete and am very happy with the results. I...
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    Lip Sync issues on 113W

    Anybody else experiencing lips sync issues on the Luken transponder (RTV, Heartland) on Eutelsat 113 West A (formerly Satmex ??). Also the PQ is horrendous, what happened to this network? Using uHD, my only HD receiver.
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    Von Weise V76-5 Refurbishing Project

    After 25 years of faithful service it's now time to change the acme screw - already done (thanks to friend in C-band since it's inception who still has parts and the tools to do this). Sorry I couldn't witness this and share for safety/covid reasons (no pics either) Now I have brushed all...
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    Polarizer Servo (Corotor ][ +) Issues

    Hey folks been a while. Okay so last week I started having issues with above mentioned component i.e. temperamental Vertical. Skew in the Prog menu of my Startrak 400 "kicked" it back to life. There has been a good deal or rain followed by temperature plummeting so I suspect things froze up...
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    Unsteady DVB-S2 Signals on Old C-Band Lnb

    Thanks for chiming in and validating my suspicions. My system IS peaked, and this problem only shows up on certain DVB-S2 signals. My C-lnb is older than the hills, "noisy", but it has served me well and never felt the need to 'upgrade'. I think I will treat myself to a low drift Norsat next...
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    Unsteady DVB-S2 Signals on Old C-Band Lnb

    Thought I 'd start a new thread here and not bury this in the uHD post. Prob: "Bouncing", unsteady, or otherwise intermittent reception on HD content (most, not all) on Geosat uHD. Using: Old C-band LNB (Norsat?), "noisy', TI (never had prob before), system peaked. Options: Newer DRO or PLL...
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    uHD Max HD Size, Erratic DVB-S2 Signals etc.

    Btw I have changed out the noisy switching power supply (washing out my HF reception) for a nice hefty linear wall wart. Much quieter but ghosting still there (beginning to think it's RFI from cheap plastic case. Time to spray with conductive paint on inside me thinks. Or better still a metal...
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    uHD Max HD Size, Erratic DVB-S2 Signals etc.

    Never mind about the hard drive max. I downloaded the manual and it it's 2 TB (never tried more than 1 TB so not sure how accurate or reliable this - or practical.).
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    uHD Max HD Size, Erratic DVB-S2 Signals etc.

    Hi folks sorry to post here but this really is a C-Band related not pirate / hack / DVB nonsense. I forgot how big a drive (ext. USB) this box can format and record to. Up to now I have used a 1 TB drive. But it's full and I want to keep the programming on it (Got the usual SATA "crash" at > 80...
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