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« on: May 12, 2020, 08:40:57 PM »

Has anyone run into problems using this dish on an SG6000 or HH90 Motor?
I had a chance to play with mine this afternoon after a couple of DTV installs and could not for the life of me get it to lock on 87 no matter what I  tried.
I did turn the pole clamp part of the mount to accept the motor shaft coming in from the top instead of on the bottom as in a pole mount.

Just wondering if anyone had run into a problem using this combination before I start dragging out too many tools :)

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« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2020, 07:07:52 PM »

Hello WT,  I have sold a lot of these Geosatpro 90cm Ku Dish's and have not heard of a problem with them. Only GREAT feedback over the years. The SG6000 is older of course, but we are pairing them with the STAB HH-90 these days and these work great together. You might want to look and see your sig/quality levels over the whole arc, see if any other sats may be low s/q.  If so you maybe are off on the arc, if not, it is some kind of scanning/setings problem if you are only missing one sat, and all else is good. BTW, what model receiver are you using?
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« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2020, 10:47:47 PM »

Thanks for the reply!
Currently, I am using a STAB HH90 my SG6000 which is my favorite seems to have lost its mind so to speak.
At the moment it's feeding an Amiko Alien 3  and a U5.
For some reason, I couldn't get as much gain from the Geosat Pro as  I am getting using the Hotdish 90.
It's bound to be something I am not doing. I noticed that I had to run the through-bolt for the elevation setting part of the dish through the shaft of the STAB. That was the only way I could seem to get it to work halfway right. I was getting about 9.5 to 10 db S/N on my Super Buddy with the Geosat and around 10 with the Hot Dish 90. I always use the CNN transponder on 87 west to set up with being that 83 is gone.

Hopefully tomorrow I will have more time to look things over. I hope to get a test pole in the ground for ironing out these gremlins before things go hot :)

Thanks again!

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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2020, 05:01:48 PM »

Thanks for the reply!
Currently, I am using a STAB HH90 my SG6000 which is my favorite seems to have lost its mind so to speak.
At the moment it's feeding an Amiko Alien 3  and a U5.
For some reason, I couldn't get as much gain from the Geosat Pro as  I am getting using the Hotdish 90.
It's bound to be something I am not doing. I noticed that I had to run the through-bolt for the elevation setting part of the dish through the shaft of the STAB. That was the only way I could seem to get it to work halfway right. I was getting about 9.5 to 10 db S/N on my Super Buddy with the Geosat and around 10 with the Hot Dish 90. I always use the CNN transponder on 87 west to set up with being that 83 is gone.

Hopefully tomorrow I will have more time to look things over. I hope to get a test pole in the ground for ironing out these gremlins before things go hot :)

Thanks again!

Wayne


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« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2020, 06:02:03 PM »

I really like that receiver. I've learned a lot about the firmware and which ones fix troubles and which ones cause trouble LOL.  I haven't played much with the 4K part yet. Been digging holes and setting poles so I'm about to get back into the experimentation part of the hobby again I hope.
I've got some AU9 Slimline's I want to get the max from. I believe they could be a useable tool in our arsenal. Finally found the LNB mounts I ordered from you a few years back before we moved LOL.

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The Slimline journey continues. With the last LNB in my bag, which was an Amiko Slim type I managed to lock 12180 30000 at 12.6 DB on my SB with just a rough-in alignment in the dark!  Maybe some hope for those yet.    grin
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« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2020, 12:35:08 PM »

Back on the Geosat Pro Dish. I am still having some trouble getting it to lock as good as the Hotdish 90 it's supposed to place.
I notice there are 2 settings that affect elevation. Which position A or B is everyone getting the best results from? I'm using a STAB HH90 on this adventure.
I did the old string test and the reflector seems fine. Looks like the LNB might be just a hair off from dead center for the LNB on the reflector but I haven't rigged up any sort of laser test to verify that just yet.

I would normally try all possible setting but the way the weather has been here lately I haven't had much sunshine to work on this project, so I'm bugging everyone for some ideas :D

Thanks!

Wayne
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