Primesat clear transparent 85cm dish

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I am starting to see this advertised in my area. I am assuming that it is a Primesat but not really sure. I am curious, is their anyone out there with experience with a clear dish? How does it compare with a solid dish?
 
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No info, but there has to be some reflective material in there for it to work.
 
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I've inquired with the seller. I've also seen these from the UK but I have no review-able information to go on. I'll share what I can once I receive anything.....
 
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Sold here in North America about 8 years ago by an importer from Miami, ITB. Stephan showed them at the last Satellite Expo show. The dish never really took off and ITB closed down a few years later. There was some talk that the material yellowed after a few years, but I don't know for sure as I never saw one after the show. I recall the performance was similar to other dishes of size. The reflective surface is a wire mesh embedded in a polycarbonate
 
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I wonder if the dish is lighter than the solid.......

It should lean toward being wife-friendly....
 
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This is what I gathered from the manufacture's website.....

Primesat CTD85.


This 85cm dish is clearer than any other transparent dish we have seen. It is stronger with re-inforcing structures on the back of the transparent dish reflector. This dish also uses a slim back-plate design which adds to the ability to see right through. It is ideal for conservation areas or customers who like their dish to be less noticeable. Large enough for many satellites when used with multiple LNBs or when a motor is fitted. The gain is similar to other dishes of similar size.

Technical Data

Dish material - Transparent synthesis resin compound
Back-plate - Galvanised Steel
LNB Holding Arm - Aluminium
LNB Clamping - 23-40 mm standard saddle clamp.
Mast Clamp For - 30-50 mm diameter poles.
Elevation range - 5 to 55 degrees
100% UV Resistant corrosion free dish.
Shape memory material.
Easy fit LNB holder.
F/D Ratio - 0,6
Gain @ 10.95 GHz 38.00 dB
Gain @ 11.70 GHz 38.40 dB
Gain @ 12.70 GHz 39.00 dB
Efficiency - 72 %
Frequency Range 10,70 GHz - 12,75 GHz
Resistant to high wind conditions. Resistant up to 180 km/h without breaking.
An ideal wall mount for this dish is Primesat WM400A1D
 
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I finally got a response from seller. Apparently he is selling dish/direct tv services with contract. He did not appear to be able to answer any of my technical questions such as size of dish.

Anyway, I thought it would be cool to have a clear dish.....
 
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I have that site bookmarked. I had been looking at that for some time including the Inverto multiconnect system....."such cool toys"....

As for the local craigslist ad, I just wanted a clear dish just to tinker with. Besides it would be too cool!!!!
 
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I like how the adjustment looks on those Inverto multiconnects, looks like it would be easy to adjust. Strange looking LNBs on them! There's a little more info on them here:

http://www.inverto.tv/products/?section=3

Multiple LNBs on one dish is something I want to try out myself, I gotta sit down one day and read up on it to get it all straight in my head about spacing and all and then give it a try. I have six dishes up now and I think on at least one I might be able to setup two LNBs and free up a dish for another sat.

As for the local craigslist ad, I just wanted a clear dish just to tinker with. Besides it would be too cool!!!!

Absolutely would be! :biggrin
 
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A Raine.....I have a multi lnbf setup. Currently 6 on two dish....I have had as many as 8. I also have three Amiko slims on a smaller dish which helps

I am waiting until the fall when it is cooler, but I plan to add another dish. This time it is time to add a C-band.....
 
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C band will be a good addition. I've had a C band dish setup for a few years now and there's much more on C band than Ku.

What sats are you aiming at with the multiple LNBs? I have a fixed dish pointed at 95W and one at 97W, I'm thinking of trying to get these two onto one dish. I also have a fixed dish aimed at 121W and one at 125W, would be nice to combine those two, but I don't know if they're too far apart to do it though.
 
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C band will be a good addition. I've had a C band dish setup for a few years now and there's much more on C band than Ku.

What sats are you aiming at with the multiple LNBs? I have a fixed dish pointed at 95W and one at 97W, I'm thinking of trying to get these two onto one dish. I also have a fixed dish aimed at 121W and one at 125W, would be nice to combine those two, but I don't know if they're too far apart to do it though.

I have two dish....the small (76cm) is centered on 97w along with 101w and 91w. The 1m is centered on 95w, with 103w and 87w. I had 83w on the 1m when Retro was active.
 
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