Best motor drive for 1.2m dish

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PopcornNMore

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SG2100, STAB120 or another?

I currently am using a SG2100 motor drive with my 1.2m Channel Master dish. It is working ok, but gets stuck sometimes when pointed too low. Would switching the motor drive to a STAB120 help or would I have the same problem?

Are there any other H-H coax voltage driven drives capable of moving a 1.2m dish or bigger?

I am thinking of possibly getting a 1.8m Channel Master dish for $10 for use as a mini bud, but would probably need an actuator arm to move.
 
rainmaker

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the 120 stab should move your 1.2 dish ok. for the 1.8 i would recommend a 18 inch linear acuator.:)
 
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I used a V-box and a cheap actuator when my 1.2 was set up, the H-H mount was adapted from an old Superdish mount I had left over from a clueless DN install.
The SG2100 worked well for a long while but after swapping dishes every other day with the Cband project it finally gave up.

Having to pull a large mass with the extreme swing on the far satellites is a tough job.
 
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hmmm..

I have an old Primestar and was thinking of buying a motor... if none can really hold it without risk of being too heavy, I may need to buy a 30" winegard when I get around to buying the motor... Bet someone would get rich quick if they actually started making a motor for the old primestar sized dishes as it looks like lots of folks have a need for them but nobody is offering them except in a hacked from another size or style diy format....
 
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