Who had success this past weekend?

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iafirebuff

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Just curious who had success this past weekend with their FTA projects? I can finally say "I DID!" At about 10pm last night! I went out and after I got everything (tools/ladder/tv/receiver/coax) set up, I hit it in under 5 minutes! More like 3. well, it was g13, not g10, but I am close!
 

Hakkamike

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I got my system up and going also this weekend, looks like a few of us had some success:D
 

iafirebuff

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I knew I must have been overlooking something. I hope it is not raining tonight when I get home. I actually liked doing it in the dark last night. No neighbors could see me, I didn't have the sun beating down, and the moon and stars were out :) I did get buzzed my a few june bigs! YUCK!
 

Mr Tony

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Well I guess I could say I did

-moved my StarChoice dish back to 107.3/111.1 I was using a 76cm dish aimed just at 107.3 and my signals were really low. Put the SC dish back up and now its back to normal
-re-aimed a 18” dish at Nimiq 1 for the free audio
-reran and cleaned up about 150 feet of cabling (that was a big project)
-finally hooked up a permanent line to my C-Band dish
 

Hakkamike

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I had the same problem as you Larry, I was trying to get a signal from a inactive transponder:mad: Now you need to get a setup with a motor on it
 

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briansanders007

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I did!! Got my system up and running late Sat night. Spent most of Sat tinkering with it. Got my motor hooked up and locked in several birds before I passed out with exhastion. Between FTA and my newborn...no time left. ;)
 

Brabo

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great weekend

I have been eyeing a 7 foot aluminum dish that I saw on my way home. The other day I stopped and asked the guy if he would let it go. He said I could have it since there wasn't anything worth watching on C band anymore. I used an angle grinder and got the dish and post in my trailer and its now sitting in my driveway. What a sight. I start digging the hole for its new home this week. I want to put a C band and Ku band LNBs on it. Any ideas?
 

iafirebuff

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C Band dishes are in about every farm house around here :) They are either pointed into the ground or to the north. Lots of vines and tall grass growing on them :)
 

digiblur

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Hakkamike said:
I had the same problem as you Larry, I was trying to get a signal from a inactive transponder:mad: Now you need to get a setup with a motor on it

Almost need a ladder for that one, eh? You trying to shoot over some trees?

Nice looking job.
 

vj9999

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I cleaned my garage this weekend. It looks like there is 65% more space now. I finally took apart 31" and 36" dishes that were just taking up space and hid them behind some shelves. My wife is happy so it is a success :)
 

iafirebuff

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I need to clean my "nerd shack". My shed is starting to look like a junk yard inside! I have the HUGH box that my dish came in along with a bunch of other stuff.
 

Hakkamike

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digiblur said:
Almost need a ladder for that one, eh? You trying to shoot over some trees?

Nice looking job.

The pole is 52 " from the roof, I did think I was going to need it that high to get over a few trees me thinks :cool: I can cut it off a foot and a half more and still be ok with it....
 

digiblur

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Hakkamike said:
I may cut it down more than the 1.5 ft now :D

Before you do, make sure you do all of you calculations. You might need that 1.5 foot to catch some of those really low elevation sats.
 

sharpee

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Count me in for success!

Hey guys. As posted in iafirebuff other post, I also was successful in obtaining a signal about 4 weeks after my receiver arrived.
First i got my TS SAT SBS6. Then a couple of hours later i finally got Telstar12 and you guys know the feeling of that first strong signal!!
Well, now i have an extra lnb i could use! Im gonna start scrounging around for some dishes.
I really like the atmosphere on this forum. The true american helpful spirit is the best in the world.
U guys r grrrrrreat!!
 

iafirebuff

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I would like to second that! This is a very friendly forum. Of all of the forums I have visited over the years, this is by far the best!
 
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