Channel master dish questions.

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xtantaudio

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Hello everyone,

I have asked other questions on this site before, with great results, so how bout another question...

I have picked up a brand new channel master 38" round dish.... I was told that it was about 8 years old, but it was new in the box and has never been used.... I am hoping to use it for my new FTA setup...

1. I was wondering if anyone has used one of these dishes successfully with an HH motor.... The mounting bracket on the back of the dish is NOT offset, it is perfectly centered, but the LNB mounting brackets hold the LNB in a rather low position in reference to the center of the dish... I guess it just looks different that the other dishes that I have seen...

The dish weighs approximately 25 pounds total, and I guess I just need the voice of experience to recommend a good motor for the dish.

2. I was wondering if channel master or any other manufacturer makes LNB holders that accomidate more than one 40MM LNB that can replace the original channel master LNB holder and will fit on the channel masters 3 aluminum "poles" that join in front of the dish.

Thanks everyone.
 
Anole

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let's give it a try:

I have picked up a brand new channel master 38" round dish.... I was told that it was about 8 years old, but it was new in the box and has never been used.... I am hoping to use it for my new FTA setup...
Give this thread a read. The user got his running fine, with just a little hellp.
1. I was wondering if anyone has used one of these dishes successfully with an HH motor....
The dish weighs approximately 25 pounds total, and I guess I just need the voice of experience to recommend a good motor for the dish.
Yes, there are threads several years old, and -many- posts long covering that very subject!
The first step is usually to discard the heavy mount on the rear of the dish.
This lightens it. Then, a new mount is fabricated, and the rest is history!
2. I was wondering if channel master or any other manufacturer makes LNB holders that accomidate more than one 40MM LNB that can replace the original channel master LNB holder and will fit on the channel masters 3 aluminum "poles" that join in front of the dish.
No. But of course, Stogie will show you his stock 2-lnb dish... ;)

Check out some of the pictures in Linuxman's two-LNB threads for mounting ideas.

Reference Material:

Linuxman and dual Sky Mexico LNBs on 87 / 97
http://www.satelliteguys.us/free-air-fta-discussion/99108-87w-97w-primestar-84e-multi-lnbf.html

Linuxman and dual LNBs on 123 / 129
http://www.satelliteguys.us/free-air-fta-discussion/97742-123w-129w-1-meter-primestar.html

Primestar dish on an SG2100 motor:
http://www.satelliteguys.us/free-air-fta-discussion/23072-primestar-dish-sg2100.html

DirtyShame pix of motorized Primestar mount:
http://www.satelliteguys.us/free-air-fta-discussion/23072-primestar-dish-sg2100-6.html#post433312
http://www.satelliteguys.us/433312-post52.html

do not consider this an all-inclusive reading list - :cool:
 
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