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Here are some more pics. Thanks sponge.
 

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Nice close-up pics, thanks. Will study them.

Interesting that very few factory made C band LNB holders are for sale out there. Not the case with Ku.
 
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Nice close-up pics, thanks. Will study them.

Interesting that very few factory made C band LNB holders are for sale out there. Not the case with Ku.
FTA hobbyists is a very niche area. C-Band on a Small dish is extremely niche. :)
 
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Dish is all rehabbed, painted, replaced the elevation adjustment gizmo to the best of my judgement and cleaned up all existing hardware. Of course I preserved the logo, like the looks of it. Not sure what company DTN was. What a pleasure to work on a quality American product. Thank you all for the suggestions.

Right now pointed at Eutelsat 113W, get about 5 stations so far.
 

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Very nice setup.

I think DTN is (was?) a subscription weather/news service. I remember some of the big farms around here with those dishes.

I'm guessing the internet has taken over a lot of what DTN provides/provided.
 
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Seems that our dishes had different molds. Can you look at the back of your dish for stamp like this? IMG 20150203 233655 Large
If molds are different than dimensions can also be slightly different. Would be interesting to compare main dimensions of them.
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Nice setup, Spongellla.

There are quite a few DTN dishes that still reside around where I am; there is still one is located on the COOP here in town. DTN provided all sorts of farm market news - prices, markets, etc. They seem to have merged with the 'Progressive Farmer' magazine folk.
 
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I have a dtn dish a channel master 1 meter dish got it for free.
 
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Off topic: Just out of curiosity, I may have to inquire to the COOP to see if they're still using their DTN dish...

Of interest, RimaNTSS has some curious dissimilarities between the photos.
 
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Mine is the 1.0m model.

So, there are larger models out there, thanks for the info, have to start hunting for the 1.2m. Seen one defunct one at a local Exon gas station, made them an offer but no word from them after a month.

Thank you all for the info on DTN too. This is a great forum with great folks.
 
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Seems that our dishes had different molds. Can you look at the back of your dish for stamp like this? View attachment 107046
If molds are different than dimensions can also be slightly different. Would be interesting to compare main dimensions of them.
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Could you please take some close up pictures of the dish that has that polar type mount,never have seen that type of mount before.I have 4,1.2 meter dishes in service that are fixed.Thanks alot
 
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Mine is the 1.0m model.
Yes, I see, my mistake. Somhow I did think yours is 1,2m. Than difference in molds normal.

Could you please take some close up pictures of the dish that has that polar type mount
This is original Channel Master polar-mount. I think it is still possible to source one. Out of my 4 CM dishes, 3 have such a polar-mount :) and dish #4 has nothing, it came even without feedarms :coco
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Nice pics. Have got to find one of those mounts. There is a place in the UK that sells polar mounts, place is the satellitesuperstore.com, and they have pics of these type of dishes, with different mounts. Someone in the US must import these types of mounts, maybe an antenna store that carries Channel Master products. Nice setup on a balcony rimaNTSS. Just goes to show that you can enjoy FTA from many different locations.

Lots of folks on this forum with extensive experience in the field, anyone know where to find these polar mounts? Thanks!
 
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Skyware Global in North Carolina still makes CM/Andrews/Raven dishes. I think that the polar mounts are only in Europe
 
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I have seen the 1.2m polar mounts on the CM/Andrews/Raven websites, but never have seen one "in the wild" here in North America. These dishes have been exclusively installed for commercial fixed satellite services. Didn't even know that polar mounts existed until I saw one in a European forum post 7 or 8 years ago.

The 1.8M CM/Andrews/Raven polar mounts carried at SatelliteSuperStore are quite nice and well crafted! Checked with the manufacturer a few years back and they are far too expensive to import into North America.
 
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I would not say it is very easy, but still possible to make polar-mount DIY. First ten will probably come not perfect but, after getting more experience they will not be worse than original ones :shh
 
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I have seen the 1.2m polar mounts on the CM/Andrews/Raven websites, but never have seen one "in the wild" here in North America.

I've had one on my 1.2m Channel Master for a few years now. A paging co. used them on towers all over Michigan to remotely pan the dish to alternate positions. As paging has become mostly obsolete the were dismantling the network and the tech gave me a couple for free. I don't know where they got them from, probably bought in quanity though. I couldn't find any info on setting it up till I found a FTA site in England that has the manual on file. They work very well.

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Yes, I see, my mistake. Somhow I did think yours is 1,2m. Than difference in molds normal.

This is original Channel Master polar-mount. I think it is still possible to source one. Out of my 4 CM dishes, 3 have such a polar-mount :) and dish #4 has nothing, it came even without feedarms :coco
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Thank you for the very nice pictures,I had never seen one like this before,I did see the super satellite store has a different type of polar mount,I like yours.
 
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Thank you for the very nice pictures
What would you say than if I show you picture of same polar-mount but in slightly "better" condition? I used a lot of angle-grinding to remove old nuts&bolts. Going to refurbish this one some day. IMG 20150411 164904 Large IMG 20150411 170952 Large
 
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