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    C-Band dish blanket

    I agree with Cosmo Blatz, we have had 4 major snowfalls so far here in Canada and using a Leaf Blower has worked extremely well on my 12 Footer Mesh. With a lot of snow just blow off the bottom of the Dish, the whole process usually takes no more than 30 seconds & no problem with stuck on snow.
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    12FT Mesh Dish Repairs - Need Advice

    Great idea Keystone 7 yes zip ties would also work well. I managed to add a 7th washer and screw combination at the upper end of the dish and can see no more openings. With your zip tie idea you could just walk up to the back of the dish and insert the tie in from the back without having to...
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    12FT Mesh Dish Repairs - Need Advice

    Thanks a lot for your replies Phlatwound and Wvman. You can be assured I won't ever be hitting the Dish again with my snow broom and will definitely check with Home Depot re those Telescoping Poles and Broom combos. Think I'll pass on trying to add a 7th screw and washer at the high end of the...
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    12FT Mesh Dish Repairs - Need Advice

    Yesterday I discovered a tear in the Wire Mesh of my 12 Footer where the wire mesh had detached itself away from one of the Ribs right in the middle of the Dish. We had 2 Blizzards here in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada last winter and I think wacking the dish with a long broom to clear the snow may...
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    Channel Loss On 99W

    Yes MeTV was off this afternoon (Sunday) on 99.0W for Columbo but luckily picked it up on SES1C 101.0W. Checked back later and it was back up on 99.0W so they are definitely playing games.
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    Magic Static Recovering From Major Surgery

    Hope your up and around soon Magic Static - guys like you are very valuable - you sure helped me a lot with my Actuator Conversion last year it's still working well!
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    Me Tv Signal Quality on SES 101 - has it lost some power?

    Thanks for the replies. It's working well again - just had to re -adjust my Automatic Polarity Controller I got from Ricks Satellite a while back, and got the Q up to as high as 75, boy what a difference!!
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    Me Tv Signal Quality on SES 101 - has it lost some power?

    Thanks for the reply bpalone - what Q Level are you receiving Me Tv at?
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    Me Tv Signal Quality on SES 101 - has it lost some power?

    We watch Chicago Me Tv every day on SES 101 (3725 V 10000 -3/4) but as of Last Friday the Signal S = 90 but my Q has dropped drastically from around 65 down to 38 to 41 and breaking up at times. I use a 12 ft Mesh Dish with Norsat LNB's. Also Decades and other Tp's on SES 101 are still okay...
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    36 Volt Von Weise Actuator with possible Optical Sensor. How To Fix?

    Thanks to some excellent / amazing help from Magic Static we were able to install my 36 Volt Von Weise Actuator which was Converted from a Optical Sensor to a Reed Sensor for use with my V Box III. The results so far on 3 Satellites have been nothing short of amazing, for example on Galaxy 16 -...
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    36 Volt Von Weise Actuator with possible Optical Sensor. How To Fix?

    Thanks Magic Static, okay I will send you a message. Here is the picture of the old Von Weise Actuator parts with a white plastic wheel and 4 Magnets and its Sensor. Hope to use the Old Sensor or I could order the one you recommended.
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    36 Volt Von Weise Actuator with possible Optical Sensor. How To Fix?

    Thanks Magic Static. I am not sure how I could make the magnet wheel so it would be great if we could work out how to get one. How can I contact you? I took apart the old Von Weise unit, - the wheel has 4 magnets white plastic and a locking pin there is also a type of magnetic black sensor...
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    36 Volt Von Weise Actuator with possible Optical Sensor. How To Fix?

    Thanks a lot for the reply Magic Static. It's amazing what you did but I'm sure what you did so that I can modify my unit. First my Optical Unit has 5 terminals as compared to your 4 Terminals. It was for a Uniden UST 9900 receiver Terminals were: Motor +, Motor -, B, Sen, Gnd,.I do have 2...
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    36 Volt Von Weise Actuator with possible Optical Sensor. How To Fix?

    The 24 Volt Von Weise Actuator on my 12 Foot Mesh Dish is frozen or not moving I get the E2 Error Message but I can move it slightly 1 or 2 steps till E2 comes up. It is 8 years old and very rusty. I want to replace it with with a 36 Volt Von Weise Actuator that runs well but has a circuit...
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    Gabshere's Von Weiss Actuator Rebuild Procedure

    Thanks Jason S yes that works, thanks a lot.
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    Gabshere's Von Weiss Actuator Rebuild Procedure

    Is there a way to get a copy of Gabshere's excellent Von Weiss Step By Step Actuator rebuild procedure. It was on these pages about 8 years ago around June 2008. My Von Weiss Actuator has seized up - that is my 12 Footer Mesh Dish with VBox II will only stay on Sat 97 its default position. When...
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    Will a Shaw 600 Friends & Family Receiver Update its FW If Plugged In At Original Location

    I helped my niece set up her Shaw Direct a year ago. She has a friends and family Shaw 600 Rx that wasn't working except for 2 channels when she returned from vacation last week. The 600 Shaw Receiver at the Head End had been working in late Dec due to a Firmware Upgrade in December by the Shaw...
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    Galaxy 19 (97W) Ku-band channel guide - Jan. 15 update.

    Thanks for the info, that's a lot of work.
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    Need Info On Playing Media Player Files On OpenBox X3

    I purchased a new Openbox X3 HD Satellite Receiver in June and as far as moving my Dish and scanning in about 10 Satellites it has worked well. My question is the X3's instruction Manual isn't much help re how to play Video files from a 2 TB Seagate External Hard Drive I got with some Movie...
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    AZBOX Anyone turning OFF the fan on the AZBox P+?

    Don't think it is a good idea to turn off the fan. Yes it is a bit noisy but I personally wouldn't risk cooking the electronic components on a $500.00 Sat Box, the Fan is there to keep those valued components cool.
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