Andrew Channel Master 4ft/1.2m Satellite Dish (Ku band / C band) - $85; Worth the effort?

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  1. Jason S

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    A receipt wouldn't hurt.

    The 30" dish could be set up for a fixed dish so you don't have to wait on a motorized dish, such as fixed on 30W. Depending upon the H-H motor, might be worth inquiring about it.

    Spare parts on hand can be very handy to have. If you negotiate a package deal on the stuff, it might be worth just getting it all and then sort things out later.
     
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    Take the lnb that comes with the 1.2meter dish, even if it costs a little bit more. Just because it'll simplify things for you later if you upgrade to a different lnb.

    The rest isn't something you'd really need, unless he wants to just throw it all in, or only wants says $15 for the whole rest of the pile.

    Yes, get the signed and DATED receipt written out by HIM stating what it all is. It can be done on a plain piece of paper.

    Is your truck gassed up and ready to leave right now? Money talks. If somebody slides in there while you wait, it could be gone...
     
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    IMHO the dish is worth the $85, it's not free but these are excellent quality dishes. Other than a great dish, the rest of the "stuff" used isn't very valuable. As primestar31 suggests maybe ask if he would throw the rest of the "stuff" in with the deal, but maybe offer another $15 for the rest if that doesn't work. Always good to have some extra "stuff" :)
     
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    I agree with Prime and Cham. Take the QPH-031 lnb as your choice with the dish. I read that they are not making them anymore. They are high quality with two linear and two circular ku outputs. Circular would be a benefit only if something opened up FTA on dbs satellites. The Pansat had two tuners (dvbS2 and Turbo 8PSK for Dish hacking). With the size of dish,it may have the S2 tuner, which would be good. But, I wouldn't pay much for it.

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    Lots of good words were said about 1.2m CM dish..... I wish to add some poison in the honey:
    - when CM antenna is dirty, it is very hard to clean it, especially the back of it where so many strength-ribs and corners where dirt is accumulated;
    - original CM LNB-holder does not hold LNB on proper position and does not point it towards proper point on the surface of the dish. Well, this is purely my IMHO, I was writing about it in THIS thread;
    - original plastic LNB-holder is also not strong enough and I've seen some of them broken.
    Last two points from my list can be easily fixed if customized LNB-holder is used, something like [​IMG]
    To sum up, Channel Master 1.2m is one of the best satellite antenna's ever made, in 1.2m category of course.
     
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    I like'em I have 4 or 5 of them that I scavenged out of people's yards. (free)
    When Dish was having problems with their HD bird's wobble, I adapted a dish LNB to one and it pegged the signal meter.

    You might just get in your car and drive the back roads and look for them out in fields etc. It's like hunting Easter eggs.
     
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    PS
    If you do go Primestar prospecting and find one, take the time to dig up the pole it's on. It's worth money. Also they put a weather proof/resistant box on the pole to hold 'lectronics. Grab it.
     



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