Where to buy 6' solid near Twin Cities?

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After getting crappy results on ku with a 10' mesh, I'm looking for either 6' or an 8' solid. I'd like to avoid shipping charges and just pick it up in person............I'm close to the St. Paul / Minneapolis area.....
 
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sikma

The 6 foot dish Sadoun sells isnt that bad for shipping. Its like 35 bucks
 
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Have you tried it on the ku side......I had terrible results with my bsc621 lnbf on the ku side on a 10' mesh dish.
 
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Try Radio City in Mounds View. It is a ham radio store, but they have all kinds of electronics. I was there several years ago and it is cool :)
 
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havent tried on the KU side because my LNB's are for offset dishes

I have just the C-band LNBF
 
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I had very decent results with a 6' mesh dish and Ku signals, the trick is that the Ku signals will not be at the same azimuth as C-Band signals, also you have to optimise the skew for Ku signals and the C-Band signals will drop slightly!

"I know where a 6" solid dish is that may be available for free (Would need taken down from the roof of a bar)
 
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Believe me, I tried 'peaking' az/el the whole ball of wax when I had the bsc621 on the 10' mesh, still terrible ku results. I lost about 20 points of signal vs. my .4 Fortec that is one one of my 36" P* dishes. I think my only alternative is to get a larger solid dish (6 or 8') to pull in both c/ku signals.

p.s. regarding the possible free 6-footer on the bar....I'm not to keen on heights.....how big of a job would it be?
 
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Its pretty high, so may be a 2 man job.

Backyard Bar and Grill, Richfield just of I-494

Its pointing at the ground to the east, been that way for many a year!

I am sure you would pass about 10 free solid BUD's on the way to get it :)
 
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Thanks PSB.....I think I'll pass and keep looking...maybe I'll go after one from Sadoun.........used them before, good folks
 
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Sadoun said:
Thank you. Here are the Fortec C-Band dishes we have in stock now:
http://sadoun.com/Sat/Order/Dishes/C_Band_satellite_dish.htm
I'm looking for the best solid dish to get c/ku using my bsc621 c/ku lnbf. I will also need a polar mount as I will hooking the mount to a von weise actuator that I currently have on a P* dish. Will I be able to retro-fit my current polar mount (it's for a 10' mesh, but I've already retroed it to work with a P* dish) or will I have to buy a polar mount specifically for the Fortec?
 
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Sikma,

The mash dish is not yore problem the problem is the C/KU LNBF.

Get yore self a real feed horne like the Chaparral C/KU CoRotor II plus and stop messing with those imitation C/KU LNBFs
 
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Have one, prefer the BSC 621-2 one coax cable does it all.
I am getting good results with a 6' mesh dish on Ku signals :up

I did optimise the LNBF for Ku signals (Including modifying the LNB cover) adjusting the skew and F/D while locked on a ku signal. C-band signals did suffer but the end results were worth it.
 

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