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jmc98

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Since I'm new to. cband satellite is there anything I should now before taking the plunge looking to get a 8ft stationary dish from Wsi international (the satellite guys special buy)
 

manuelpaz

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hi jmc98

well the 8 foot is very good but really heavy around 130 pounds but i got two 6 foot, this dish i like bcause kind of get all the satellites and is really light just around 60 pound, u can even do everything by urself.

what satellite u want to get or what channel?

good luck, Manny
 

Blindowl1234

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Jmc, I have the Fortec 6 foot which is similar in design and setup. If you can get the larger WSI 8 footer go for it. I recently changed mine to a pole mount and added a Gbox acuator too. Kinda neat sitting in the house and not having to move that dish. I watch more cband now than kU stuff. Blind
 

Mikhel

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It'll come really handy when you're installing the dish, since you need to install it on a plumb mast, you'll also need to point it to a sat located in your true south.

The inclinometer will serve you to properly set the inclination of the dish (azimuth).

M.
 

14karat

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Cband mounts normally don't have degree scales on them. You'll want a way to measure your angles for elevation & declination...
I've used stuff as simple as a protractor with a weighted string, but a good inclinometer makes it easy.
Picked mine up for around $7...
As with most anything - you can get by with very few tools, but the more you work & play with 'stuff' you acquire more 'stuff' to do it with... ;)
 
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