something for everyone
My friends are as old and decrepit as I am
Do what I do. Find younger friends!
I tell a kid I met 15 years ago, that with his wife, two kids, two cars, and a mortgage , he is just getting too old.
I threaten to find younger replacements, who can keep up with me.
... the Polarotor is on its last legs. I see you have a BCS621 on your 10' dish.
I've been thinking of going that way with the Orbitron.
A lot cheaper than replacing even one Polarotor. How's it been working for you?
How long did it take you to get it adjusted properly?
Replacing the skew motor on your existing LNB should be quick 'n easy, and the motors are cheap ($20..$30?)
When you are done, every thing continues to work just as it did.
You might tip-toe through this, the BUD section, where Linuxman has some lengthy and well written threads on using a GeoSatPro CK-1
dual band electrically controlled LNB on an 8' Birdview dish.
It is somewhat similar to the BSC-621.
And, from initial reports by Linuxman, I thought it was turning out to be head 'n shoulders better in usefulness.
While either is probably fine to experiment on C-band, there is still some concern getting these things working well on Ku.
Now, as for C-band fun at ground level, we have a couple of users with C-band LNBs grafted to 4' dishes.
QWERT1515 and Scott98 (?) may both be using the BSC621's... so far as I know.
They seem to be having a lot of fun wiith 'em , and if that appeals, you could , too.
But as Iceberg posted above, it looks like 6' is about the lower end for getting the bulk of programming.
And for some of those 7/8 FEC or otherwise difficult signals, 8' is looking to be a happy minimum.
I have a CK-1 dual-band, and an Eagle Aspen C-band LNBf
, and am on the hunt for a 6' dish, myself.