2.7m Offset dish

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Whilst browsing, I found advertised the following 2.7m offset dish which seem's to me a fair price compared with the Channel Master @ 1.8K GBP even though it's actually a 2.4m dish!

_http://www.hollstar.com/sklep.php?DID=1&CID=22&PID=12

I have no connection with this company and have only posted this for the interest of others experiencing the lack of signal on 2D.O-grab
 

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Looks identical to the reflector used in the Prodelin 1251

_http://www.tripointglobal.com/Prodelin/Manuals/4096-476.pdf

Not a bad price, however its classed as a 2.4m and the original design was for use at C band. You may find the Ku band gain specified is at a high frequency, to boost the efficiency


Additionally the contact details for Hollstar are exactly the same as the Sat-Kurier magazine in the UK

(5 Boundary Lane, Congleton, Cheshire)

so the need to sell goes beyond magazine subscriptions
 

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CH, take your point on the dish size, it's 2.44 x 2.63.

So they take the longest part and add a bit to get 2.7:rolleyes:
 

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The true diameter of an offset dish is the root of the area

Basically the satellite thatis being targetted will see less of the vertical part of the dish (as its coming in at a slant) Additionally the feed will also see less oblong and more circle so the average is more like the width

You will see that most 90cm dishes are more in one diameter,making the submission of specificatons useless when questioning the council once youve been reported
 

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CH, click on _http://www.hollstar.com/sklep.php?DID=1&CID=22&PID=12

You will notice a big increase in price since the original post!!

Seems like someone see's a big demand with the 2D problem?)(-red
 

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Not surprising - demand will probably outstrip supply anyway

Without a difinitive halt on footprint movement though , everyone is still taking a risk
 
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