Now that's a sweet looking dish!. Congrats on getting it setup and locking your first bird. A looong time ago I had a 6ft mesh polar mount but no actuator so I had to go out and manually move the dish for each satellite. It was a great feeling when I got my first c-band signal especially after a couple of hours of scratching my head. This was before 3° spacing went to 2° was implemented so cross pol interference was not too bad unlike today with 2° spacing. Some signals were just weak with a small dish but since everything was analog, a few sparklies in the video especially on the deep blue and red colors was present but it was not a big deal. Moved to a 8 foot solid and re-purposed that 6 footer and dedicated it to one of the Anik birds whose signals were hot up here in MN. Sure miss the old c-band days, but don't have the time or strength to get one up.