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  1. FTABman0

    Small Fortec Star Dish Farm!

    The most KU FTA satellite dishes I have ever assembled at one time in one day so far! I usually just put one at a time together for people but today, I put all 3 of them together on my office porch in under an hour and a half! :up When you put them together all the time, you get the hang of...
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    Temporary Travel System Setup Mounting Recommendations.

    I was wondering what size Satellite Tripod to use with my secondary travel system? The setup Is identical to my primary system here at home and consists of a Moteck Digipower SG2100 motor, FORTEC STAR 80cm KU Band Offset Dish Antenna and an Invacom QPH031 LNBF all brand new. I have the pole...
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    Will Icebergs’ Signature Ever Come Back??

    It has been almost a month possibly longer since we have seen Icebergs’ Signature look like this: Tony, the few days have came and went dude, where is the signature with the “Ghetto” Moved Dish insert? We are still patiently waiting for that new one with the new equipment listed in it dude...
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    Sponsor Pages Open In New Window??

    Just a suggestion, the clicking on the sponsors at the top of page should open a new window. When I want to browse the sponsor pages I do not want to leave the Satellite Guys pages I am on. I find it little annoying to have to go back after I hit a sponsor page and sometimes have to log back...
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    Anyone Notice The Graphic Change On Channel 9902 D61.5?

    Anyone notice the new graphic on 61.5 Echostar 3 Bird? Old Screen said: Congratulations! You are pointed at the 61.5 West Orbital Location! New One: Congratulations! You are looking at the 61.5' Orbital Location Channel 9902 D61.5 12662 (R/V) 20000 ITC, it used to be a light cloudish blue...
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    EchoStar 1 148 West On A Dish 500?

    This question may been asked before so sorry to bring it up again! I did try to search the forums today for it but the OS I am on now is not the normal one I use for the site and it was giving me fits today, I am stuck here in the office today and the computer in here is not too friendly on the...
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    Find The Differences (Satellite Guy's Picture Fun) From FTABMan0!

    Just Cartoon fun for this month! Find the differences; Some could be a hard look! Please don’t disclose how many yet in this post until everyone has got a chance to find them! I will post the answers on Friday! :) K E V I N
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    Suggestions on combining the Cable HD channels with HD antenna HD OTH Signals

    My cable company has about 7 distant HD channels coming through the cable line minus the cable box. My plasma HDTV has got just the cable line going straight to the antenna input of the TV. There are 4 local channels that are OTH and I would like to combine those with the cable’s HD channels...
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    No Way That Could Work! -The FTA Mad Scientist Thread-

    :welcome Here is what happens to a Satellite Guys Member that has nothing to do and on a 75 degree sunny nice day! Don’t laugh, some day you will get this way as well If you’re not close to there already! :D For some of us here strange things to use and try in this hobby is nothing...
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    Victim Of The Dreaded HOA Today!

    Well after almost 3 months up, my 10 foot must come down. Victim of the dreaded HOA I have got mine finally! If you read some of my posts further back I mentioned the fact that I was the guy that fought to have satellite dishes in my neighborhood of 24 houses! Well, after fighting them when I...
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    Fortec Star Dynamic Slave Question

    Has anyone had much luck cloning the software & channels STB to STB on a Fortec Star Dynamic? The book says connect a RS-32 cable to it, in which I done but it still says “turn on the slave IRD” on screen. I know these boxes RS-32 ports uses NULL MODEM cables but is this feature done by a...
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    Fortec Star Fortune New STB

    I have seen today where the Dynamic was a short lived receiver and Fortec Star is calling the Dynamic now, retired! The new model to come from the Fortec Star People is the Fortec Star Fortune! The things I noticed about this new STB were all the buttons on the front of the box itself! Seems...
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    Use A Antenna Nation WA-2608?

    Anyone here have one of those Antenna Nation WA-2608 motorized jobs? Just curious to see what kind of range, product quality of this little guy! I have seen various versions of this antenna made for different prices but it is the general idea in concept. The Antenna Nation WA-2608 clams about 90...
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    Advice on a good UHF antenna for HDTV

    I am at a moral dilemma here on which antenna will work with my HDTV! For some reason, I can’t get any signal into the house when a neighbor down the street can get just about everything available here in this area on the “Rabbit Ears” 7 dollar junk antenna she's got! :mad: I have a Philips...
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    Satellite Guys Live Person Chat Idea!

    Just another brainstorm but since we have new members getting into the hobby, and since this can be really confusing getting started especially in the set up of the systems, how about an area of LIVE TALK instead of the chat room for the newbie’s. Now I know that the moderators do have their...
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    TELSTAR 12 @ 15° WEST

    I was just curious to see if anyone on the east coast has tried to get TELSTAR 12 at 15° WEST on a fixed dish? Is it possible at all? What size dish are we talking here? I know it is KU and the footprint shows coverage in the US eastern side. Just curious to see if at all it would be possible...
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    New Finds Pub Area

    Boy it would be nice to have a Wild Finds Pub For New Channels/FINDs/Backhuals/Wild Scans like over at the Sadoun Tech Forums! (Clear Throat Out Loud For the Moderators and site owner!) Since Sadoun is a Gold Sponsor here maybe work with bobkat or one of the other guys over there to help us with...
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    How do you modify this?

    Just for laughs, I found this cartoon and had to modify it to fit our two knowledgeable members Iceberg and Anole! When I seen this cartoon on a net search today I thought of those two right off! :) So the drawing started! Hope you get a laugh out of it! Every time I see more than 5...
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    Snagged that Spun Aluminum BUD!!

    3rd dish find from last week is mine! Anole, looks like the spun aluminum one is mine as well! I just came back from town and bumped into the guy that owns this dish! He said that it was mine if I wanted it. He told me that it had a hand crank :eek:, but he said that everything for it is in the...
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    Conficker worm striking on April 1st! Read This!

    Seeing only one other post about this from POKE on 03-13-2009 on the Computer and Electronic Gadget Zone, and The FTA Shack is about off topics that are non technical free to air things, here is a post way off subject but people need to see in the FTA Discussions of the forums! I got this in...
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