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olliec420

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Look at this one! I just became the moderator of /r/satellite over at reddit. I noticed it had been poorly moderated and full of hack stuff so I asked the mod and he gave me the subreddit. Hopefully I can get it in to another place for sat discussion but not sure what the proper path would be at the moment. I am clearing out a bunch of old posts and I came across this. I was too young but I believe this was the time that Satellite was great and together maybe we can.. make satellite great again! I know it was a stretch but anyways heres the pic...
 

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Look at this one! I just became the moderator of /r/satellite over at reddit. I noticed it had been poorly moderated and full of hack stuff so I asked the mod and he gave me the subreddit. Hopefully I can get it in to another place for sat discussion but not sure what the proper path would be at the moment. I am clearing out a bunch of old posts and I came across this. I was too young but I believe this was the time that Satellite was great and together maybe we can.. make satellite great again! I know it was a stretch but anyways heres the pic...

I saw a couple of those dishes back in the 80's, but I cannot remember who made them. I do remember some chatter about the feed being unstable in high winds. I can understand that since the feed legs attach so close to the hub. Here's an interesting website you may enjoy. http://www.rewindmuseum.com/vintagesatellite.htm There's a lot of different receivers and other equipment in it. Gives you an idea how far we've come.
 

olliec420

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I saw a couple of those dishes back in the 80's, but I cannot remember who made them. I do remember some chatter about the feed being unstable in high winds. I can understand that since the feed legs attach so close to the hub. Here's an interesting website you may enjoy. http://www.rewindmuseum.com/vintagesatellite.htm There's a lot of different receivers and other equipment in it. Gives you an idea how far we've come.

Great link, thanks!
 

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Great link, thanks!

No problem. Just happened to run across that website some time ago. I like to look at it every once in a while just to refresh my memory on the equipment we used in those days. After finding FTA, I wish I hadn't been so hasty to get rid of the stand alone motor drive boxes I trashed several years back. Those would have came in handy for me and a lot of others in here. The old Drake units were a tough box. I can't remember ever having one go bad, unless it was taken out by lightening. But it's a nice to visit now and again.
 
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