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Author Topic: MOUNTING A KU LNB NEXT TO A C BAND LNB  (Read 3808 times)
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Two ku ,one C band dish, one Goes 16, one othernet

« Reply #15 on: Jan 17 2021 10:05:15 »

Here is the story behind the bag on the actuator.
since getting re interested in FTA almost a year ago, i started out with 2 KU
dishes and was having so much fun i started the search for a C band dish.
I wanted an 8 foot due to the place it was going to go etc.
I placed multiple ads on facebook marketplace for an 8 ft mesh dish.
I Got a ton of responses from many folks with  10 and 12 foot units, most of them for free !

It took a couple months but i got a response from a guy in OHIO !
He bought a new house and this THING came with it !
It was still on the pole . So one Saturday i made the 3 hour drive with trailer to Ohio.
Turned out to be a real nice 8 ft channel master mesh all aluminum dish with actuator !
He wanted $100 for it , could not get my money out of my pocket fast enough  !
The two of us pulled it off the pole in the rain and loaded it onto the trailer and
back to Michigan I went.

The actuator was locked up tight as a drum. I disassembled it only to find major water damage.
Both bearings were frozen onto the motor shaft. Some heat released them. A lot of cleaning
and lube brought it back to life !Its been working great ever since! Its a high quality SAGINAW unit !
So now its all sealed and bagged with a slit in the bottom of the bag to allow for moisture drainage.
I see the price of new actuators and hope this one continues to go like it has been !
The reed sensor works perfect with my new PRIMESAT PR 1200 positioner !
and memories have been assigned to all 17 C band sats I currently watch.(87 - 131 degrees)
the end ...........


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