The actuator you mentioned is it this : Venture MA-810-24K?If I were going to start from scratch.
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I would go to your favorite home improvement store and get some good quad shield RG-6 coax, some compression connectors, compression tool and coax strippers.
While you are there grab some shielded cable for the sensor and wire for the motor. Make sure to grab some extra connectors, because if you have never done it, you will mess up a few until you get it right.
That is basically all you will need to get started. Once you get your dish cleaned up and mounted, you can take the actuator apart and clean up that came with it.
If it is beyond repair, go here and grab a new one. Don't get the mini. The ball screw will out last us all, but costs a little more, I am not sure what your budget is.
I hope this list helps.
So I grab a LNBF for the dish, is it similar to the KU band LNB and only needs the coax to power it or are there other wires involved?The recommended actuators are the MA818-B24 or the MA-818B36.
No additional feedhorn is necessary if buying a LNBF. The "F" in LNBF indicates the the feedhorn is integrated into the product.
Your line of sight, with no trees, buildings, etc,should be around 30W to 137-139W. Having said that,I would start by focusing on 87W to 107W. The ones I personally watch a lot are 97,99,101,103, and 105W.
Wish this app could just tell me what I can see based on my GPS and view, but that aside is there a reason I'd only see that arc if Sats? Is it because of my location or that's just the arc with C-band?Your line of sight, with no trees, buildings, etc,should be around 30W to 137-139W. Having said that,I would start by focusing on 87W to 107W. The ones I personally watch a lot are 97,99,101,103, and 105W.
Appreciate it, I wasn't considering them, just making sure that I found the right ones in general, I'll make sure to get some of what you suggested. Appreciate the first hand knowledgeThats a good deal for RG6 at ur local Lowes..Don`t recall such a deal here at the local Lowes stores...Just a suggestion but the compression fittings that you posted do not have orings which will help in keeping moisture out...Beldon I have had good luck with here.
About once a yr I go thru all my compression fittings for every lnb in the yard...The Beldons always look fresh when I disconnect and inspect..Majority of time if I see any corrosion it is of various brands and I just cut,resplice and put a new fitting on.