Discussion in 'Satellite TV' started by martin-f, Oct 16, 2017.
I didn't have any instructions and no idea if the mesh was installed correctly when I collected the dish. It just got installed as best that I could. I doubt I had it installed with enough surface accuracy to be any good at all on Ku band.
The LNB was a cheap (around £50) with the lowest noise temperature I could find. At the time, there were very few good C Band LNB's around as the only thing that was commonly received was the Russian 14W transmission that could be received with a dustbin lid.
Many thanks Ian i will install it smooth welded side facing the satellite its got to go that way, Lnb i will see if i can find the old band plan for 14W i was hoping it was 4.5/4.8 GHZ i know some of the old satellites was, if all fails put it on and try i know the super feed is ideal for them frequencies thanks again pal.
More work done today picked some 8.8 M16 high tensile nuts bolts and washers up put a couple of braces on the main king post and welded the leveling plate to the top of the king post.
Managed to finish one part of the hinge system today a fair bit of work involved in this part i am glad to see the back of it tbh, the main bolt that holds it all together is M24 8.8 grade with a breaking strength of 32.5 ton-force metric so it shouldn't be going anywhere the four M16 8.8 grade give a combined breaking strength of 54.4 ton-force metric.
Stainless bolts are good for no rust but they are weak in comparison to 8.8 grade and above i will grease them all up on completion.
Part two now complete .
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