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  1. Pittsville

    AMC-8 and Galaxy-16

    Thank you. This will be a big help. I will respond back with results after I try to aim the dish.
  2. Pittsville

    AMC-8 and Galaxy-16

    Can anyone tell me a currently active transponder on AMC8. This satellite is 12 degrees low and hard for me to see, so I would like to make sure I am using an active signal to try to aim at.
  3. Pittsville

    Stuck Nut on the elevation bolt on C-band big dish

    I've had good luck sometimes using the tiny Dremel cutoff wheels, to cut into a nut enough to make it possible to remove it. I try to cut into it enough to make it possible to spread it, or split it away from the bolt. This works good on a nut that you can't get a good position for leverage on...
  4. Pittsville

    Can Magnetizing Of A Steel Dish Be A Criminal Behavior?

    It might be best to wait until July 4th to avoid arousing suspicion, but if you could detonate a nuclear device, the resulting EMP, or electromagnetic pulse might have an effect on someone's dish, as well as any other electronic devices a person has, within a three continent radius of your location.
  5. Pittsville

    Installed my new vbox 7

    I bought from the online auction, but haven't received yet, a Research Concepts 1000A also known as RC1K. It's a commercial rack mount dish mover so it's sort of big, but it looks really cool. There is a still some information for it on their website. This model is discontinued but they...
  6. Pittsville

    SAMI 10Ft Dish Opinion

    I left off the decimals. I usually put 38.4 and 75.4 in my receivers. That's pretty close for Pittsville Maryland.
  7. Pittsville

    SAMI 10Ft Dish Opinion

    OK. Thanks a lot. It's really hot today and I'm working slow but I might be able to try some aiming later today. I have to try to fix one little area of damage to the mesh then mount the 4 sections to the ring and attach the 4 arms for the scalar ring, etc.
  8. Pittsville

    SAMI 10Ft Dish Opinion

    I just got a SAMI 10' dish and I am hoping to aim it at 139w for some audio reception. The elevation for my area is 12 degrees, but the adjusting bolt is too short to allow it to elevate less than around 20 to 30 degrees. Does that sound right for a SAMI dish? The bolt is an integral part of...
  9. Pittsville

    139W from the East Coast?

    Thanks for the list of transponders. It will help. The dish mover is on the west side of the dish. I have the west limit set so the dish goes as far as it can in that direction. I was working on setting the east limit, but I never tried adjusting the limits before, so it was taking a while...
  10. Pittsville

    139W from the East Coast?

    Thanks phlatwound. I might try going East again tonight, but from what I've seen so far on Lyngsat there isn't anything I would be real interested in, in that direction. But it's FTA, so you never know I think I might have to do like you said and time the movement. I have been moving and...
  11. Pittsville

    139W from the East Coast?

    I'm about 40 miles from the Atlantic Ocean at 38N and 75W. I get a calculation of 12 degrees elevation for aiming at 139W. I'm positive I have trees in the way and I'm surprised my dish works at all, as close as it is to the trees. I have been able to go as far as 125W and the feedhorn...
  12. Pittsville

    Can't get digital lock on 922.

    Thanks for the sympathy! So, the module have been usable for TWC? I thought there was no use for them anymore. Would it have to be subscribed or authorized or something for TWC? I've been looking at 922's on eBay and you're right,they keep going up since the day I worked on mine. It seems...
  13. Pittsville

    Can't get digital lock on 922.

    I can sadly count myself among the failure rate. The battery change went fine. Against good advice I tried to reinstall the useless cage that holds the obsolete descrambler. I did it because my receiver didn't come with a back panel to cover the opening where the descramble module was, so I was...
  14. Pittsville

    Realistic SR2010 locked up with "L" displayed

    FaT Air, Thanks for your response. I have a Logitech Harmony remote that might have programming available for the SR201, but it is out on loan right now. Not to stray too far off of the subject but I have found that these remotes are nice to have when you get equipment without the remote...
  15. Pittsville

    Realistic SR2010 locked up with "L" displayed

    I was using this receiver as a dish mover. It could store satellites by letter and number. A few days ago it froze up with an "L" displayed where the letter for the satellite should be. It won't respond to any button presses at all. I don't have a remote for it, which might allow me to do a...
  16. Pittsville

    DSR 922 Battery Replacement

    That's a good tutorial I know I need to change my battery and I was originally thinking of going with the battery holder method because I liked the idea of using a two battery holder, and being able to change the battery the next time without having to solder, however I honestly think,(but...
  17. Pittsville

    Map Master Poll Please Vote

    I've had my 922 for a few years but never used it because I wasn't able to set up the big dish that fellow member Chuck Boozer gave me, I finally installed the dish but by that time the old map feed was gone. I wasn't aware of how that worked and I probably reset the 922 a whole bunch of times...
  18. Pittsville

    Repairing a Venture dish mover

    Thanks. The Venture has the pin inside of the tube and it holds a coupler that mates with the motor shaft. The motor comes off without taking any pins out. It fits inside of a shear bushing, which fits inside of the coupler inside the tube. There is a set of holes just past the motor mount...
  19. Pittsville

    Repairing a Venture dish mover

    I have a Venture dish mover that is frozen solid. The motor works fine and is in good condition, but the jackscrew part is locked up. The Venture website says that it is repairable with common tools, but it looks to me like I have to take a pin out of the coupler that connects the motor to the...
  20. Pittsville

    Pipe for Dish

    Price Check on Aisle C The last time I checked, the electrical supply house wanted 120 dollars for a piece of 3" rigid metal conduit.
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