Bad practice & Nightmare installations

Lazarus

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Whoever installed that must be off his trolley. A real basket case.
 
Fisty McB

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If it's just a temporary setup lasting no more than a handful of days at the very most, then its probably fine as a quick rig up (something to weigh the trolley down would help) but I seriously hope it's not intended to be permanent!!

Also is it me or has the elevation & lnb bracket on the dish been attached back to front?
 
timo_w2s

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Also is it me or has the elevation & lnb bracket on the dish been attached back to front?
Some brackets are reversible so you can get a better angle for dishes nearer the equator.
 
Fisty McB

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Some brackets are reversible so you can get a better angle further south.
I was thinking rather that here instead of fixing the bracket at the back of the dish they have put it on the front instead - its the rim of the dish that has thrown me, though I would have thought that any such arrangement would make the dish useless? :-\
 
timo_w2s

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I was thinking rather that here instead of fixing the bracket at the back of the dish they have put it on the front instead - its the rim of the dish that has thrown me, though I would have thought that any such arrangement would make the dish useless? :-\
Oh I see what you mean, not sure if it's just the angle of the photo or the light reflections but it does look a bit odd now that I look at it closer.
 
sonnetpete

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Laminas 1.2M fibre dish with an IBU, on a Clarke Tech USALS motor, covering 57E - 24.5W to an Octagon SX88. Displayed on a 20" Dyon LED TV.

Seperate 80 cm dish on 28E with a Humax Freesat for SWMBO.
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Hasn't the dish face been attached back to front? I.E. the lip should be on the bracket side, it looks like it's at the front.....and maybe they could have used a Tesco's trolley as they have higher gain....
 
absatelliteandaerial

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Not sure whether I've posted this before, but just in case, will post it again.:)
Not only a cable shortage but also a SKY LNB on a round dish which will never work 100%. Come on people educate yourselves!!! :)
 
Channel Hopper

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Not only a cable shortage but also a SKY LNB on a round dish which will never work 100%. Come on people educate yourselves!!! :)
The dish is an Elite 90+ offset I used to supply back in the mid 90's with a dual feed adapter as standard. Gain was excellent - as long as the reflector didn't get damaged in transit or on site. I could not possibly comment on how they were fitted once they left the office.

http://web.archive.org/web/19991111203527/http://www.sat-elite.com/
 
hexah

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Channel Hopper

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That dish looks nothing whatsoever like the one on the eye molesting website.
That's because it's been installed badlymt1.jpg .
 

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hexah

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That's because it's been installed badly.
Errr no its because it is an ISS dish.

:-rofl2

Its not just that the arm is different its not the same colour or even the same size . . .

:-rofl2


Your first picture with cable shortage is a great photo of a cowboys mess though.


(Not your :eek: work of course)
 
Channel Hopper

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Errr no its because it is an ISS dish.

:-rofl2

Its not just that the arm is different its not the same colour or even the same size . . .

:-rofl2


Your first picture with cable shortage is a great photo of a cowboys mess though.

I can assure you that is not an ISS dish, and the cable shortage image was what
absatelliteandaerial was referring to in his post.
 
hexah

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Perhaps I have been working to hard :-ohmy but I can't see any photos of a dish in the absatelliteandaerial post.


Has it been eaten by the server? :confused


At any rate the Elite 90+ dish with a dual feed adapter does look like a decent dish, the arm rigidity is much better than the ISS dishes.
 
Channel Hopper

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He was referring to Rolf's post on the first page.
 
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Lol..................

A couple of wooden blocks and a screwdriver should get someone out of their predicament
 
Captain Jack

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Adam792

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I noticed this on the side of a house I passed one day a couple of weeks ago and it amused me...
 

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