GeoSatPro VS Fortec Star 2.4 Meter C/KU Band Prime Focus Dish Antenna

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ikki

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Which would you buy?

GeoSatPro 2.4 Meter C/KU Band Prime Focus Dish Antenna

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Fortec Star 2.4 Meter C/KU Band Prime Focus Dish Antenna
 
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We have a favorable review (maybe two) of the GeoSat 2.4m dish with polar mount, in the Review Department.
I don't recall any info on the Fortec 2.4.
(... having trouble finding the version with the polar mount - call Sadoun.)

A while back, a new user got the GS 2.4 and had some problems.
If you find that thread, it has a happy ending.
Apparently the installers screwed up totally for the poor fellow. :rolleyes:
As I recall, once aimed properly, it worked to expectations.

A number of members do seem happy with the 1.8m Fortec.
Many of them have it on the simple (non-motorized) Az/El mount, though.
A few put 'em on H-H motors.
Haven't seen any reports of the 6' dish on the Fortec-supplied polar mount.

I'd call up both vendors and get a quote for the beast, delivered.
It's possible shipping costs from one or the other would be the decision-maker.
 
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Not that this applies to the 2.4 but I did buy the motorized 1.8 Fortec from Sadoun with the polar mount. It is not a bad piece, especially for the money. It is what I would call a good entry level c-band dish. Assembly is pretty simple and it works as advertised but does take a good bit of work to get it tweaked once it is set up. Focal Distance is supposed to be a bit under 27" but when the dish was assembled it was closer to 29", no adjustments on this bad boy. All you can do is push and shove on the scalar ring then once it is close make sure it is centered on the dish.
Other than that for 300 bucks plus 60 for shipping I think it is a great deal. I assume the mount for the 2.4 is the same as for the 1.8.
 
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