Elevation Actuator - New Actuator(s) Part II

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The whole point of this add-on was to improve Ku on out-of-footprint and weak transponders on an already accurate dual C/Ku setup. If you are not interested in Ku feeds, then this is not for you.
I guarantee you NOT getting every TP's on 58w I don't care how so call tight which there is NO SUCH TERM in dual polarity C and Ku dish. Just think why do you think they made a device to rase or lower your elevations.
 
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That is correct - I am not getting 58w. My furthest east sat is 87w. I am however getting every TP I have tested between 87w and 129w on Ku
 
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My ADL quadfeed gets both h and v on both c and ku band.
dual polarity meaning C band Ku H & V. You can also could have single polarity if you a Bullseye feed horn one LNB for H and ONE for V C band only.
 
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My ADL quadfeed gets both h and v on both c and ku band.
I tell what to do google the term “dual polarity feed horns” and see how wrong you are. Next google the term “dish is tight” and let us know geez.
 
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I tell what to do google the term “dual polarity feed horns” and see how wrong you are. Next google the term “dish is tight” and let us know geez.
:oops:Here is the ADL feedhorn that does the same thing as a chaparall bullseye !! Also I have both ADL c band dual polarity and Chaparall feedhorns. When I googled dish is tight, a picture of a dish rack full of dinner plates displayed on my screen. Geez
 
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:oops:Here is the ADL feedhorn that does the same thing as a chaparall bullseye !! Also I have both ADL c band dual polarity and Chaparall feedhorns. When I googled dish is tight, a picture of a dish rack full of dinner plates displayed on my screen. Geez
Thank you... I been doing C band since the 90's I sure know the terms it is always one you can't tell nothing, Your friend and mine "Mister Know it all" LOL
 
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How noisy is the windynation? Is it quieter than the venture actuator?
 
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Yes, that or the last storm thrashed the LNBF in its holder and it got jostled just a tiny bit. Either way it is instantly adjusted for. Adjustment or arc correction might come at a later time. I just wanted to adjust for any of these minor things.
Sometimes we forget the satellites themselves are moving around a bit in space. They're not anchored like the dish and variations, even small ones, can make a difference in signal strength. Nice to have the capabilities to adjust it if you need to.
 
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Sometimes we forget the satellites themselves are moving around a bit in space. They're not anchored like the dish and variations, even small ones, can make a difference in signal strength. Nice to have the capabilities to adjust it if you need to.
Agreed. Adding this tiny actuator has been amazing to make an instant tweak. I have since upgraded the power supply to make up for the 100ft distance.
 
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How noisy is the windynation? Is it quieter than the venture actuator?
It's about the same noise level but quite a bit faster than the Venture. I'm really glad I took a chance on buying the Windynation actuator. It was a big price difference and the quality was much better than I expected. I had thought it would be one of the cheap knockoff QARL models, not a Venture clone.
I have since repaired the Venture - it was a bad reed switch. The Venture will be my backup.
 
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I took another stroll through Windynation and purchased a 6.25" 12v linear actuator with a 2" extension and momentary DPDT switch to add remote elevation adjustment.
It's AWESOME for tweaking those pesky Ku TPs that just need a little bump up or down.
I ran 100ft of direct burial CAT5 and used a 12v 2.67A power supply to power it. Taadaa! View attachment 150855 View attachment 150856
Hey I got a question what are the dimensions of it, and how far will it extend? Thanks
 
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Hey I got a question what are the dimensions of it, and how far will it extend? Thanks
Here it is on Amazon.ca
Amazon product

This model extends 2"
I think it was 6.25" total length when retracted
I needed it to be extended 3/4" to be in the sweet spot and any change in elevation is 1 or 2 clicks up or down.
 
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It's about the same noise level but quite a bit faster than the Venture. I'm really glad I took a chance on buying the Windynation actuator. It was a big price difference and the quality was much better than I expected. I had thought it would be one of the cheap knockoff QARL models, not a Venture clone.
I have since repaired the Venture - it was a bad reed switch. The Venture will be my backup.
Thanks for responding.

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Hey I got mine today to my surprise very well built, a nice heavy duty switch, but unfortunately I don't have enough clearance where my elevation screw is at, the unit is stands about 6 1/2 inches tall, I only have around 4 1/2 inches clearance. I only way I could get it to fit is to cut the elevation mount out and lower it and weld it back, a little to much trouble so I just sent the it back. That is one good thing buying from Amazon returns and no problem.. Not like that clown on the other site selling satellite equipment.
 
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Hey I got mine today to my surprise very well built, a nice heavy duty switch, but unfortunately I don't have enough clearance where my elevation screw is at, the unit is stands about 6 1/2 inches tall, I only have around 4 1/2 inches clearance. I only way I could get it to fit is to cut the elevation mount out and lower it and weld it back, a little to much trouble so I just sent the it back. That is one good thing buying from Amazon returns and no problem.. Not like that clown on the other site selling satellite equipment.
Take a few pictures of the back of the mount and post it here. Perhaps some extra eyes can suggest mounting points. If you have a measuring tape extended to around 7 inches in the picture, it will help give perspective.
 
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Take a few pictures of the back of the mount and post it here. Perhaps some extra eyes can suggest mounting points. If you have a measuring tape extended to around 7 inches in the picture, it will help give perspective.
I have old Orbitron SX 10 there is only one mount for the elevation screw the only way to fit in there is to cut the mount that holds the elevation screw and lower it and re-weld it.. What I plan to do later is to cut it and weld it back lower the distance between that is only like 4 1/2 for my elevation.
 

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