pics of the dish farm...post yours too :)

Discussion in 'Free To Air (FTA) Discussion' started by Iceberg, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. Esquire122

    Esquire122 Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    Greetings Everyone,

    I know it has been awhile since I have posted. I just scored these two antennas with gravity roof mounts.

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    They were abandoned by a local agency and were slated to go to the dumpster. So, I volunteered to take care of that task. ;)
    Time to go download the manual and look at the dish specs.
     
  2. gpflepsen

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    Great find, great dishes.

    Sent from a phone, probably while I'm driving over the speed limit through a school zone with construction workers present.
     
  3. armadillo_115

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    Not in my 'dish farm' but I happened across this while searching Craigslist nation wide.Didn't want to start a new thread.Wonder what it was used for? Sorry pic quality is poor.
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  4. RimaNTSS

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    This is antenna for tooway internet, however could also be used for reception of SAT signals only
     
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    Iceberg Topic Starter The No Pain Train
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  6. Jason S

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    This is part of my farm. It's a Wild Blue internet dish with the TX/RX removed and an LNBF substituted for use on 30W.

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    So, how many reflections until the signal is degraded to a noticeable degree?

    Sent from a phone, probably while I'm driving over the speed limit through a school zone with construction workers present.
     
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    Polgyver has done some tests of reflections and long focal points, here is one thread: Receiving FTA signal after double reflection
     
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    There is no signal loss with this design based on a Gregorian sub reflector. In this case, the Gregorian type mount is used to place the tria in a more suitable location, shorten the length of the support arms and reduce the materials needed to support the heavy feedhorn mounting platform.
     
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    In fact, Gregorian system perform up to10% better than simple PFA or offset dish. It also reduces X-pol and eliminated side-lobes. That is a beauty of Gregorian system. :)
     
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  11. Esquire122

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    I was out of town this past weekend and when traveling through Georgia, I saw this dish.
    It even has the old FCC registration number to prevent interference from other 4ghz users.
    If you only have room for one dish, I guess you would go for this wide arc one.

    Respectfully,
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    There is my CM 1,2m polar-mounted dish taking arc 90*E-30*W. Currently is only Ku-band, but C-band will be added soon. Setup is not finished yet. IMG_20160425_121344 (Custom).jpg IMG_20160425_201206 (Custom).jpg IMG_20160425_201403 (Custom).jpg
     
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    Have installed this CM 1,8m dish today. As usually, setup is not finished. :(
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  14. KennyR

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    My current setup. 20160730_175943.jpg
     
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  15. kittyhas1000legs

    kittyhas1000legs That's a lot of claws!
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    The balcony farm is pretty crowded. There's barely any room for the dish!
    1 bell pepper, 1 tomatillo, 3 different tomatoes, and 4 eggplant. The cat litter buckets serve as a makeshift drip irrigation system (which might be a little TOO drippy, but that's what the cork is for.) The dish is finally set to reliably receive 103W (boresight), 97W, and 91W. Under the table I have an RCA VHFlo/hi/UHF antenna hiding.


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    Nice Job on your setup Kitty.
     
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    Finished installation of old (but good) Swedish dish SMW-OA-1600. Tuned it to 7 satellites with Quad LNBs. Doing cabling was fun , still have sore fingers :coco. IMG_20160903_192901 (Custom).jpg IMG_20160903_192918 (Custom).jpg There is picture how my farm looks right now IMG_20160903_192338 (Custom).jpg
     
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    Hows the rain fade?
     
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    No problem.
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