Best 1.2M Satellite Dish for DiSEqC Motor

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Hi,

Can anyone recommend the best 1.2M Satellite Dish suitable for DiSEqC Motor?

I am trying to improve the signal on Nilesat (7° W) for the beIN Sports package.

Kind Regards

Phil
 

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Tricky one - the nub of the issue is probably weight. Almost certainly weight.
 

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Yes I was thinking a light weight Aluminium dish...
 

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All 1.2m dishes are heavy, even the aluminium ones, as the back plate and bracket are normally steel and substantial, but also the windage is too high for DiSEqC motors in my opinion. They tend to emphasize any small amounts of backlash in the motor also.
 

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Indeed the Laminas is probably the lightest one, but wind load is more damaging I guess.
Mine is mounted at an East wall so most storms should be sheltered. Motor is SG-2500A.
 

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How sturdy is the Laminas, with it being fibre glass?
 

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What motor are you using? I have not had much success with moving a 1.2m dish with the exception of a stabb hh120.
 

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How sturdy is the Laminas, with it being fibre glass?

CJ, it hasn't (up to the other day) shown any sign of cracking and if we get a strong gale it usually pushes the motor round the T&K mount. I have seen the dish exhibit an extreme wobble at times when it blows really hard. Luckily, it is fairly sheltered on a South facing wall and the garden is surrounded by trees.

@Costactc : I'm using a Clarke Tech motor and the Dr HD has never had a problem moving it, though it does take quite a time to go from one end of the arc to the other.
 

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CJ, what's the unit of sturdity? ;)

The only other 1.2 m dish I had is the Channel Master, but never installed it.
Surely that dish is more "sturdy", well it better be, it probably weighs twice as much!

The trouble with the Laminas was the elevation, the bolts are either fixed or loose.
Our member Trust added a fine adjustement screw!

Costactc, like I said it's an SG-2500A (Jaeger), or you asked someone else?

Edit: and I replaced the side legs for stainless steel treads, to be able to adjust the LNB position.
But ultimately, the length is very close to the original legs length, IIRC.
 

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Well, (and sorry for hijacking the thread!) I am just considering a 1.8m Laminas but need to be absolutely sure that it won't warp like some metal finished dishes do (like my 1.5m Gibby). Hence the questions.. I.e. will it last as long as the channel master?
 

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I have the same configuration as sonnetpete and hvdh. Laminas 120 on CT 380 diseqc motor is almost perfect combination and it is the only 120 cm antenna which can be run normally on Diseqc motor.
I have made some modification to my Laminas (see pictures) and I've also replaced the side legs as hvdh did.
Very satisfied at the end and everything works almost perfectly...
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im working off a gibertini 1.25m dish and I can recommend this I went from a triax 1.1m to the gibertini and the difference was quite a bit but the gibertini dishes are quite expensive compared to others !!

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the best 1.2M Satellite Dish suitable for DiSEqC Motor?
Maybe you should ask the question the other way around, i.e. what is the best DiSEqC motor for a 1.2m satellite dish.
 

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Maybe you should ask the question the other way around, i.e. what is the best DiSEqC motor for a 1.2m satellite dish.
What is the best DiSEqC motor for a 1.2m Channel Master or Fibo 120 dishes? :)
 

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That is like asking what the best Hornby motor to power a full size locomotive.
 

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Practical experience above would indicate that it is possible though.
 

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All the Laminas dishes are reinforced on the back of the dish.

I would buy one. :)
 
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