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coathanger

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Corrado you requested a picture of my dish setup. I hope this help other newbies to see what a person can accomplish by taking the advise of all senior members Like Ice said, Read-R ead -And read,And dont be afraid to ask questions.FIRST DISH on left pointed at Gal 10r, second dish at 129w--white springs; Third pointed GAL4, Fortec Star on a DG-240. I could not have accomplished this set-up if not for all the help i received from you Guys, Thank You All very much.

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I showed those pics to my wife and told her thats what I want to do, or just get one BUD, I got the look I was expecting:)
 
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Tim Godsil

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I don't get it.

Why dont you buy a motor? Then you will need only one dish:D
 
Gary Z

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Why dont you buy a motor? Then you will need only one dish:D

He has a motor... look at the pictures again..

I have one of my dishes on a motor and 3 Prime Star dishes pointed at G25, AMC 4 and G10. I watch those Sats the most and it saves time waiting for the motor to move there.
 
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Mr Tony

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Here are my Primestar dishes :)

The P* dishes are at SBS6 & G11. The 36" dish is at G10 with DBS for 119 and the T90 :)

motorized on the roof but with it dark out can't take a picture
 

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Gary Z

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Here are my Primestar dishes :)

The P* dishes are at SBS6 & G11. The 36" dish is at G10 with DBS for 119 and the T90 :)

motorized on the roof but with it dark out can't take a picture

A nice setup also Ice... I love Prime Star dishes
 
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Apologies to the OP for taking this somewhat off topic. Love the PrimeStar dishes, I hope to get my hands on a few eventually. :D

Re: the comment about only having a motor instead of stationary dishes.

Sometimes due to LOS issues having 1 motorized dish isn't feasible. Case in point: My current setup. I have one motorized dish that sees from about 72W-101W. I did a pretty comprehensive site survey at my location and this was the best I could do from any one location. However, I can get other more eastern and western sats from different locations. I have another stationary dish at the edge of my property for G10R, because I can't get it from my motor location due to 100ft tall pines obstructing LOS. But if I put my motorized dish where my G10R dish is, I would sacrifice the eastern end of the arc. This is one application where a motorized dish isn't suitable for everything.

Another example is AMC-1, the skew is way off on this bird, and a motorized dish isn't near suitable since the motor skews the dish as it moves. Because of this, I have a Globecast elliptical dish dedicated to this one sat. Since the skew on AMC-1 is around 20 degrees off, I can only get ~15 quality on the Pentagon channel tuned on my motorized dish - compared to ~90 quality on my stationary dish, solely due to the skew being off.

And as Gary Z noted, sometimes you want a stationary dish (or a toroidal dish) because a motor takes a little while to switch between satellites, especially when going to extreme ends of the arc.
 
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Tim Godsil

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Whats going on?

Satkinzo has a thread about the black triangles,but I cant view it! I know I sound insane. But everything else works can someone tell me about it?
 
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coathanger

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Nice pitctures Ice, Ilove my ole primestars.
 
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Coathanger, Iceberg, have any of your neighbors accused you of being a spy, or something??? LOL
I am impressed with yall setup!
 
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My 90 cm Primestar Dish. :)
 

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Coathanger, Iceberg, have any of your neighbors accused you of being a spy, or something??? LOL
I am impressed with yall setup!

neighbor guy doesn't bother me anymore. He use to laugh at me when I would wheel my 6 foot dish out in front of my garage....he stopped laughing when I could watch games that he couldn't (and they involved his favorite college team)
 
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Mr Tony

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some updated pics...the G11 dish now has the old DirecPC LNB on it
 

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my P* dishe work in progress

Here are a few piics of some dishes i found 2 months ago now that ive finally got a reciever im ready to get modding my question though is will i be able to get intenational sats with these dishes ive been eyeballing the invacom lnbs to replace the old ones any advice would be greatly appreciated.:hungry:
 

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Roughly 36 x 25 inches?
That info on the back says it's .9 meter by .63 meters in size.

After reading all the threads around here, I think I'd just fire it up as is and see how you like it.
You can always spend money on it later. :cool:

Looks like two output connectors (can't tell for sure).
They should be combined with a 2x4 (or 3x4) switch.
It's a classic mod, and you can find all sorts of info about it here on the forum.
example switches for reference: 1, 2, 3.
 
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Mr Tony

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yeah it looks like the two output model (pic 3 you can kinda see a 2nd output) so he would need a multiswitch
 
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