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    KTI polar mount

    As long as you cut the mesh to the correct size and its similar thickness to the original mesh it should be able to replace the bad panels in your 12 dish. Couple of additional suggestions: While I used a blade to cut around the wood template, another option would be to brick on top of...
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    KTI polar mount

    Finally found time to get all the new mesh installed. Ended up replacing ~10 of 16 panels. Screwing down pieces of metal mesh, getting them to align with frame AND keep smooth sphere arc of dish isn't a 5 minute process and definitely requires 2 people. Final spray painting this weekend...
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    KTI polar mount

    Really pleased with how well mesh looks after just 1 spray coat of paint. Hopefully find time to attach mesh to missing sections of reflector frame this week and then do final spray this weekend if everything completed. Only people in this forum would appreciate an old C-band dish but the...
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    KTI polar mount

    If I'm not mistaken, dish mesh is considered an expanded metal. Depending upon where you live, you may be able to source it locally, Tek2000 or send a sample to someone like Niles metals and ask for a distributor. After trying a lot of different options, let me share a few suggestions for...
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    KTI polar mount

    Starting priming and painting today
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    KTI polar mount

    Not sure how many panels I'm going to replace but I finished cutting enough mesh pieces for half the dish. Plan is to prime and paint this weekend and then maybe next weekend replace the damaged sections.
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    Chaparral C orthomode feed How-To

    I would love to see some data comparing the actual differences between Norsat PLL and Titanium PLL LNBF. I don't doubt the Norsat is better the question would be how much? Maybe Brian has done some comparisons.
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    Chaparral C orthomode feed How-To

    May I inquire why use a Chaparral orthomode rather than PLL LNBF?
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    Lyngsat down?

    I must be getting old, what is the other website similar to lyngsat?
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    New C-band satellites coming

    In the process of doing this right now :)
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    Edision OS Mio and Mio+ Sale Through 8/1/2020

    Hi Titanium, Thanks for making this sale happen. Other than dual tuners and front panel display, could you summarize difference between the models or maybe just what the dual tuner model adds? For North America, is the dual tuner model able to receive any channels or feeds not possible...
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    You guys were right a couple years ago

    I'm sure there is more to the story but can you elaborate at least which sticky post or topic you are referring to?
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    dish alignment

    Just curious but did you consider the tek2000 commercial model? From the pictures and specs it looks a more well built. Sent from my MI 8 using the SatelliteGuys app!
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    KTI polar mount

    Doesn't seem like that long ago I was putting it together. Beyond the hole I'll probably replace about 1/4 of mesh panels total. Then a new paint job, new fasteners and maybe a new LNBF :)
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    KTI polar mount

    Those look great. After considering all options, I decided to stick with galvanized and picked up a galvanized 5/8" and 3/4" rods to replace the elevation eye bolt and declination bolt. I have a retired fabricator contact who still has remnants of his shop that I'm going to visit next...
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    KTI polar mount

    Priming and painting today. Looking forward to finishing the mount so I can move on to the reflector.
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    Found some hidden mesh for my KTI

    How do I find hidden mesh? ;)
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    commercial grade 12' tek2000

    Thanks! I have a friend that races competitively so I'll give him a call. Any idea who besides Tek2000 has good quality mesh?
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    commercial grade 12' tek2000

    I'm not thrilled with the idea of buying a new dish. Sounds like yours was pretty trashed so I completely understand your decision making process. From what I've seen posted, the consumer grade Tek2000 dish looks like poor quality so I hope whatever you receive works out. Other than...
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    commercial grade 12' tek2000

    Out of curiosity what sort of fabricator will repair aluminum mesh panels? I was going to attempt it myself just thought I'd inquire on options. Any suggestions on where to find mesh and are there different grades. I'd prefer to match whats on my 10ft KTI
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