Birdview parts & accessories

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Lone Cloud

SatelliteGuys Pro
May 23, 2008
I am trying to attach a little drawing of what I did to mount the reed sensor. I hope it takes.

First of all, I got the reed sensor from Radio Shack. It had four wires from it, the two on each end were the ones. I cut off the other two short.

Basically I got a one inch by one inch by about a foot of aluminum angle "iron" from local hardware. I mounted it across two of the bolt holes on the heavy brackets that hold in the worm gear. I bent over a one inch flap and drilled a hole through it the size of the bolt going through it.

Going through the "flap" was a 1 and 1/2 inch nylon countersink screw with two nylon nuts, kind of inexpertly depicted in black. the thing holding the reed sensor is a nylon "spacer" that I drilled out so the reed sensor would snap in there snug. I also cut it off lengthwise, leaving a little more than half of the spacer, so the reed sensor would kind of snap in there and hold as I experimented.

I drilled through the center of the spacer as depicted and also usedd a little bit bigger bit to give it a countersink . It wasn't enough and the head stuck into the space where the reed sensor would sit, so I had to grind off the head some, but not so much as to make it not hold. Something I for got to depict is a nylon nut up against the spacer.

With this mount, I could move the reed sensor further away and closer to the magnet wheel. I could twist the spacer to find the best angle. I could twirl the reed sensor in the spacer until I put its best face forward. When I got that done, I tightened up all nylon screws and I crazy glued the reed sensor in place.

It's worked flawlessly for months.

Hope it helps.

Sorry the image is so small. Maybe you can save it and zoom in. I just tried it. I think it might work



Crazed Cajun Rebel
Jan 7, 2007
Sheese. I come in from a hard day at the Birdview car wash....and what do I find....

Yes, that is the same commercial magnet wheel I have that I bought from Skyvision for my first Birdview.

Stogie now has it. :)

Stogie has to be one of the luckiest guys I know. His dish has the commercial magnet wheel already installed, and the commercial scaler conversion already installed.

All he had to do was set it in concrete and tune it in. :eek:
I'll tell you like my Dad usta tell me, Son, I didn't fall off the turnip truck, I was driving that SOB! ;)

THEN, I find THIS:

Well, where's the fun in that?

That almost sounds like cheating! ;)
Sheese! Two Times! By Guys I consider to be my FRIENDS!

THEN, I find the post that's closest to the truth of the matter:
Well I wouldn't say he cheated, but he got to cut some real fun corners. :eek:

He ain't got it set up and tracking yet. :D

I am NOT looking forward to aiming this puppy. I said at the beginning that it HAD to be easier than the Paraclipse, but now, I don't know.

Better charge up that cellphone, Linuxman. ;)


SatelliteGuys Pro
Aug 20, 2006
Rison , Arkansas
add me to the birdview parts list :) i hope to score one or two dishes this next year and it would be a valuable source to be able to locate parts ...within house :D

i suspect the ones i have located haven't been retrofitted yet so i will get to take the fun route :)
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