Moving 6ft Polar Mount Dish without using Actuator (1 Viewer)

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sanjap

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I have a fortec star 6ft polar mount dish i want to move along the arc, but i don't want to use an actuator. Sadoun used to carry the H180 which is kind of what i need. Now they are not in stock. Anybody knows of any other HH motors that can move this 6ft bad boy?

I just hate actuators and I don't want to use them. The reason is deep inside of me.
 
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crackt

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you do know that you will need a postioner to move that hh180 right ? its operation is the same as an actuator. just different mechanics.

crackt out,.
 
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hd fan

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Probably because by the time you get the motor or actuator you might forget and then the GBOX might drive the dish past the limits and damage something. Also if there are hardware limits on the motor/actuator set those too since it could happen that the software limits could get overridden.
 

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Anybody knows of any other HH motors that can move this 6ft bad boy?

I just hate actuators and I don't want to use them. The reason is deep inside of me.

too bad you hate actuators - hopefully it wasn't embedded into you because you didn't follow installation instructions properly and broke one fairly quickly out of the box when it should have lasted you decades.

I just purchased an actuator and some wire for about $50 to actuate a dish that didn't have an actuator before. I added a 24V power supply I had to complete things and now I don't have to go out to the dish in the wind, rain, or snow to actuate it.

you could take one of your junk actuators, take off the motor, make a handcrank and crank it from sat to sat like I did before I just added an actuator to my third-most-significant c-band dish.

to get back to your question, I don't know of any HH motors easily purchased to actuate a 6 foot dish (only 1.2 meter or below). you'd probably have to scrounge up a HH motor from a c-band dish that is sitting unused.
 
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