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starman345

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Hey, now that is a nice color scheme! Blends right in. It sure looks like a Winegard 1 meter to me, the dish itself is identical to mine, same rim, lnbf arm and supports, I did notice on the back the mount is slightly different. I don't see those dishes around here, mostly just the regular starchoice and expressvu smaller pans.
The plywood and mesh dish looks like an interesting project, prime focus, did you build from a plan or design it yourself?
Check the pictures below of my Winegard 1 meter.

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Sadie

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Its nice to know it's a Winegard Dish.

I got the idea for the plywood/mesh dish from here, its fun if you have the time to play around but for most folks it makes more sense to go out and buy or scrounge one.
 
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Larry1

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Thats the same dish (diffent colour though) with the same mount as my StarChoice dish. I found the mount a little weak and ended up putting a bolt through the motor shaft to prevent the dish from turning on the motor shaft. I also put a piece of metal on the back of the clamp for the mount to prevent the clamp from deforming as it tightened down. The dish is great, but the mount is a little weak. Winegard should of made the mount a little stronger. With the Winegard, the dish measures slightly bigger than 1m, but its effective size is 1m. That is what gives the Winegard a little more signal than other 1m dishes.
I sure wish mine had the centre bolt in the elevation adjustment like starman345's dish has. Would make it a lot easier to adjust.
 

Anole

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going OT, here . . .

Thats the same dish (diffent colour though) with the same mount as my StarChoice dish.
I found the mount a little weak and ended up putting a bolt through the motor shaft to prevent the dish from turning on the motor shaft.
I also put a piece of metal on the back of the clamp for the mount to prevent the clamp from deforming as it tightened down.
The dish is great, but the mount is a little weak.
Winegard should of made the mount a little stronger.
With the Winegard, the dish measures slightly bigger than 1m, but its effective size is 1m.
That is what gives the Winegard a little more signal than other 1m dishes.
I sure wish mine had the centre bolt in the elevation adjustment like starman345's dish has.
Would make it a lot easier to adjust.


Larry - if you want to add a pivot bolt to your mount, see what we did for JsatTV last year.
He had a 1m Fortec dish, and complained that elevation adjustments took four hands. ;)

We also came up with a design for a screw elevation adjuster, too.
His was special because his motor shaft pointed up (must've been a big STAB motor)

In another thread, DirtyShame came up with a threaded elevation adjustment add-on for down-pointing motors.
Others have built on the idea, as well.

If any of this would interest you, I'll dig out the links.
And it might be wise to do a new thread .
 
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