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Hey all,

I decided to finally take the plunge and buy a motor for my Geosatpro 90cm. I'm probably going to go with this one on Ebay unless someone can point me toward a better price or more reputable seller.

I've noticed that some listings show a photo of the motor installed with the shaft above the motor, while others have the shaft aimed downward. Will either work? I'd assumed you'd have it pointing toward the ground with the dish attached to it. Of course, the hardest part will be getting the pole on the NPRM perfectly plumb and stable so it doesn't wobble going far to the east or west.

Also, does anyone have experience setting up a motor with a Linkbox 9000i? Good/bad/ugly? This will be the one receiver with just the one LNB, no switches involved.
 
Psikic

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That's the motor I have on my gsp90cm. The shaft faces downward on this model.

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The shaft on the Stab HH90 points down; the shaft on the larger Stab HH120 points up (I have both).
 
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Even if you are going to hang 90cm dish on the motor, I would say, it is better to have more powerful motor. I recently bought such a motor, it has metal gear inside, and, BTW, cost less than 50 bucks. I have installed heavy 1.2m Channel Master dish on it. IMG 20170202 215843 Large
If you wish, I can pick up another one in the shop and send it to you. Total price will be not more than 78.99 (including shipping) :)
 
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Hey all,

I decided to finally take the plunge and buy a motor for my Geosatpro 90cm. I'm probably going to go with this one on Ebay unless someone can point me toward a better price or more reputable seller.

I've noticed that some listings show a photo of the motor installed with the shaft above the motor, while others have the shaft aimed downward. Will either work? I'd assumed you'd have it pointing toward the ground with the dish attached to it. Of course, the hardest part will be getting the pole on the NPRM perfectly plumb and stable so it doesn't wobble going far to the east or west.

Also, does anyone have experience setting up a motor with a Linkbox 9000i? Good/bad/ugly? This will be the one receiver with just the one LNB, no switches involved.
I know a STAB motor does work with a linkbox 9000i, but does not work with some off brand name motors. I have a motor that i got when i first started in FTA that came in a package from sadoun that the linkbox will not work with. All the other receivers (except the wetek play 2 that i have yet to try on it mainly because I havent figured out the user inerfacer) I have do work with the motor. I have also heard that the Italian STAB motor is one of the better motors to have. I think Rick at ricks satellite carrys them and satelliteav and maybe a few other sellers have them if you dont want to buy from e-bay but dont know the prices they have on them, been a while since i looked at motors for ku.
 
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I can recommend Stab. My 90HH, coming up to 10 years, is still flawless. No problems in the cold winter or hot summer days.
 
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I can recommend Stab. My 90HH, coming up to 10 years, is still flawless. No problems in the cold winter or hot summer days.
I'll second that. My HH120 has been moving a heavy 1.2 m Channel Master dish for three years now through Canadian winters without issues.
 
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I'd also give a vote to STAB HH120. Well worth the money.
There are a lot of knockoffs and junk motors out there.
 
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There were DiSEqC OTA rotors until a few years ago. They worked much better than the typical OTA rotors as they would remain in sync and not require occasional reset and resync.
 
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Even if you are going to hang 90cm dish on the motor, I would say, it is better to have more powerful motor. I recently bought such a motor, it has metal gear inside, and, BTW, cost less than 50 bucks. I have installed heavy 1.2m Channel Master dish on it. View attachment 124491
If you wish, I can pick up another one in the shop and send it to you. Total price will be not more than 78.99 (including shipping) :)

Do you know what size the shaft is on that motor? My dish uses a 42mm shaft, but it looks like the STAB HH120 would be too large.

I'd also give a vote to STAB HH120. Well worth the money.
There are a lot of knockoffs and junk motors out there.

That's my main worry. I might skip the ebayer and spend the extra money at Rick's.

At the very least I've confirmed I can get from 87W to 125w, maybe a little further east before part of my building blocks LOS.
 
kittyhas1000legs

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The GSP90cm also requires a hole in the 42mm tube for the mount through-bolt.

Oh boy, buying something and immediately taking a drill to it? Definitely not nerve wracking at all...
 
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I would only buy a motor with the hole predrilled in the tube. The Stab HH90 is a good match for the GSP 90cm. Mount the 90cm clamp on the motor tube first, then assemble the elevation clamp onto the clamp.
 
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