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  1. olliec420

    Dish 500 linear mod for 103 - How do y'all like today's handwork?

    While posting this I saw a link to Iceberg's post where he added a linear LNB to a 500 in the 00s... I noticed he is skewing the dishing instead of the LNB as I did. I wonder if that would bring a stronger signal?
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    Dish 500 linear mod for 103 - How do y'all like today's handwork?

    The old Dish 500 has been on the house for a lot of years with no action, pulled it down and decided I want it to earn its keep today. Did some rough measurements and estimates and got it hooked up. Not too bad if you ask me! I need to go to the store and get a proper nut and bolt for it...
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    What comes first, DiSEqC or 22khz switch?

    Gotcha. Will give it a go! Thanks.
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    What comes first, DiSEqC or 22khz switch?

    I searched and found several reults, some conflicting and all the posts were quite old. So let me ask again, what comes first? Rec ==> 22khz ==> DiSEqC ==> lnb Rec ==> DiSEqC ==> 22khz ==> lnb
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    Ran out of space in main circuit breaker panel, what to do?

    Bed lights? Getting a lil freaky over there?
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    Little ugly dish

    Hey CN, Where did you get that mount and what did it cost you? (on the 120, that is)
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    97W - can’t get good signal quality

    Damn, I thought for sure it'd be that. Good luck!
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    97W - can’t get good signal quality

    I KNOW WHY, I KNOW WHY!!!! Dish is warped. Happened to me. Couldn't figure out for the life of me why my signals always sucked. Put me off the hobby for a while. The fine folks here showed me the "shake it like a baby" video (I love it when he says that) and signal is booming! Had a bad...
  9. olliec420

    One big reason why 5G will be DOA

    Yes! I was so sad when apple took away the ability to see the numerical signal strength. I used to find the best signal in my hotel rooms and such to run the hotspot from.
  10. olliec420

    New Model Release: OS MIO+ 4K S2X + S2

    You may want to look at Low-cost software defined radio (RTL2832 SDR) community • r/RTLSDR and amateursatellites • r/amateursatellites if you have not yet.
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    Miniatures / Models

    Well I guess I didn't look very hard! LOL It'd be nice if we could find/make some true to life models of popular brands like Birdview or something. I wonder if this would be a good time to get a 3d printer? :biggrin EDIT: Attached is a pic. A couple years back I rented a camera for low...
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    Miniatures / Models

    I was at Epcot this weekend and riding Spaceship Earth (for the 5,000th time) and I saw something I hadn't noticed before. In the Steve Wozniak computer scene, there is a satellite dish (or radio telescope) model on the desk he is working at. I instantly thought to myself I have to have it and...
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    So I bought a thing.

    Makes sense. What can I expect for $30? lol
  14. olliec420

    So I bought a thing.

    My v7 freezes 3/4 of the time I scan 91 as well. Is this normal?
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    Has anyone made a mini-headend at home?

    Would ya shoot a photo of one over, front and back for grins?
  16. olliec420

    1.2 geosatpro mast size?

    Thanks for the info. Ive done this a few times. I just didn't want to do this because the pole was already there and it previously was home to a superdish. I cut it down a while back to mount a charcoal grill there but ended up buying a full size gas grill. Im going to give it a go and if...
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    1.2 geosatpro mast size?

    One more question. So when I had the superdish on this pole it was taller. I cut it down and had a grill on top of it for a while. Attached is a picture of the height. Will this be tall enough for me to put the 1.2 on without it hitting the ground?
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    New meters?

    It doesnt really have a "found" indicator or a decent tone like the BD. Its basically like dragging a tv and a receiver out to the dish like I used to do but this is in a hand held form factor. I set my target TP and keep watching for the signal bars to light up.. Its not perfect but its...
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    New TV season to start

    I hope they don't mess with my 2 hours of Home Improvement nightly on LAFF!!!