A couple of updates to my motorised set-up.

Llew

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Gibertini 1.25m motorised dish driven by the AD3000, with either Inverto BU Quad or Norsat / XMW Ka LNBs . SMW 1.05m + 3 other dishes. Speccy: Promax HD Ranger+
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I've just modified my Gibertini motorised dish - it was a little weak picking up my arc extremities (~52E to 60W). The SMW polar mount has a 'built in' offset angle for an SMW dish of 26.5° (the Gibby is 21.3°). so I have had to pack out the bottom mounting flange with metal spacers. Trial and error that was, to get the ~5° necessary to lift the dish up. This includes the necessary declination.

Also, at last I've found a use for my Moteck H180, which needed repairing after the gearing got jammed out of sync in high winds when I had it too high aloft on the pole before I got the Gibby. A Triax TD88 is now on the motor with a somewhat restricted view of the arc - 5E to 45W - handy for feed hunting while the Gibby is otherwise engaged.

I've also wired up my two Echostar AD3000ADs so I can use either one using the one run of positioner cable. The shack Echostar pushes out 12V to operate a relay adjacent to that box when I use it; this saves having to switch actuator cables in the shack when I want to use the house AD3000 positioner, as the relay contacts are parked to use that one.

Gibertini on modified SMW mount.jpg

Triax on Moteck.jpg

Echostar positioner switching.jpg
 

Lazarus

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Nice work, Llew: Is the Greenhouse some sort of cunning polarisation enhancer?
 

Llew

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That's a very cool idea about having to only use one cable for two positioners with the relay!
 
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