Channel Master 3.0m

iceman

iceman

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3.0m Motorised Channel Master + 4 fixed dish Amstrad_DRX890C
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UNOHM EP314 PROMAX TV Explorer
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Kyrenia - NORTH CYPRUS
Looking for technical info on four piece Channel Master 3.0m dish..
I beleive CM stopped manufacturing this model and other models are now being produced by Andrews so no luck on www.channelmaster.com!!
 
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koansrc

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My Satellite Setup
CM 3.0m @ 28.2 w PACE
My Location
Athens-Greece
Did you ever find the info on the 3m 4 piece channel master ? Might be buying one soon. Is it plastic ?
 
iceman

iceman

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My Satellite Setup
3.0m Motorised Channel Master + 4 fixed dish Amstrad_DRX890C
DM7020s,DM800se
UNOHM EP314 PROMAX TV Explorer
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Kyrenia - NORTH CYPRUS
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koansrc

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My Satellite Setup
CM 3.0m @ 28.2 w PACE
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Athens-Greece
Cheers. I might be getting one next week if all goes well ... so I will let you know about those tips ... !
 
Turok

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Tagra 2,20 M Fullsize Dish
Echostar 2,40m Mesh for cband!
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Austria
i have upload the technical spezifications,in the posting cm 2,40 antenna!

good,iceman,now we have the same dish:)
i will install it in spring when,winter is over!
do you have also a cband tripod for this antenna?
i have only a kuband lnb holder !
 
iceman

iceman

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My Satellite Setup
3.0m Motorised Channel Master + 4 fixed dish Amstrad_DRX890C
DM7020s,DM800se
UNOHM EP314 PROMAX TV Explorer
My Location
Kyrenia - NORTH CYPRUS
Turok said:
do you have also a cband tripod for this antenna?
i have only a kuband lnb holder !
I bought my dish second hand and it did not come with any LNB holder..I had to make the plate and the feed holder myself for Ku band reception..
 
Turok

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Dynasat F1
Monterey 140
Drembox 800
sky Pace HD Box
Tagra 2,20 M Fullsize Dish
Echostar 2,40m Mesh for cband!
My Location
Austria
Hi!
good,i also bought it 2.hand:)
how it comes,that we bought,the same dish,at the same time?

you have the orginal size lenth of the lnb holder?,if you want,i can measure for you,best thing you write pm,and then i check it! s.a.p.
how much you pay,for the dish?
also € now on cypress?
its now 5 years ago,when i was in nokisia,limasol,and throdos..rivers

very nice area there,i miss the sun 12/h day..!
 
iceman

iceman

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My Satellite Setup
3.0m Motorised Channel Master + 4 fixed dish Amstrad_DRX890C
DM7020s,DM800se
UNOHM EP314 PROMAX TV Explorer
My Location
Kyrenia - NORTH CYPRUS
I paid £400 for my dish...
The LNB holder i fabricated is in the best possible possition and working OK..
 
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koansrc

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My Satellite Setup
CM 3.0m @ 28.2 w PACE
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Athens-Greece
About the plate. Someone told me they actually made one from plexiglass so signals pass thru and in turn create less of a shadow. Any thoughts ?

Also, I realy like my digibox ( no comments ) but I would also like to be able to motorize the dish. Any suggestions regarding the setup. i.e could I have say a twin LNB and have one output on my digibox for when it's pointing ASTRA and use the other output with a FTA receiver to control the motor ??
 
Turok

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1,25 Fibostop
Jäger Smr 1224 & Smo 36 Dual Axsis Motor
Dynasat F1
Monterey 140
Drembox 800
sky Pace HD Box
Tagra 2,20 M Fullsize Dish
Echostar 2,40m Mesh for cband!
My Location
Austria
Hello Iceman!
what,is the maximal water pressure,that is alowed,to clean the antenna,is 100 Bahr presure,to much?
or,could i also use a hot steam cleaner,to remove the dirt,from surface,of the 3m channel master?
i have fear to destroy something,when water pressure is to high..
 
iceman

iceman

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My Satellite Setup
3.0m Motorised Channel Master + 4 fixed dish Amstrad_DRX890C
DM7020s,DM800se
UNOHM EP314 PROMAX TV Explorer
My Location
Kyrenia - NORTH CYPRUS
Hi Turok
I am sorry for not replying back to your last PM.I have been very busy lately..
I used a pressure cleaner with 100bar to clean the dish and it was perfectly OK.
if you have any doubts,use lower pressure or try cleaning from a distance first..
The rear surface is where the dirt accumulates and high pressured water cleans it nicely..But remember not to get wet in the process because fiberglass particles removed from the back surface of the dish are painfull if the dry on your skin...
 
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koansrc

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My Satellite Setup
CM 3.0m @ 28.2 w PACE
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Athens-Greece
iceman said:
I wrote to Andrews and asked for their help and they sent me couple of scanned pages of the original brochure...
The dish is fiberglass and i am very pleased with the performance...
Let me know if you need any assembling tips..]

Hi again Iceman, I picked up a motorized 3.0m CM yesterday ! It is still in pieces and I'll set out with the ground work over the wkend.

BUT a quick question : is the actual surface of the dish meant to be "rough" ? Could you by any chance post a hi-res close-up of your dish surface? It seems almost too rough and bumpy ... instead of shiny and smooth as I expected it ...

Thanks.
 
keano

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2.4mtr Channel Master Dish,
Fracarro Penta 85cm Dish,
64cm Traix Dish with 4 multi LNB'S
Sky HD,
Dreambox 800,
Dreambox 500,
IPBOX 250,
Sky HD and a mad wife !
My Location
Manchester UK
m8 my 2.4mtr CM is the same, rough and textured.

My 1.5mtr gibertini was all smooth.

I think its because its fibreglass, I don't think it affects performance.
 
Turok

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Dynasat F1
Monterey 140
Drembox 800
sky Pace HD Box
Tagra 2,20 M Fullsize Dish
Echostar 2,40m Mesh for cband!
My Location
Austria
.tomorow i will make picures of my channel master 3m,that i install in spring,mount is very rusty,so i have to restore it with pretection colors!

installing,of this antenna is not easy,because,you need more people,for the uper tp panels,so,when winter is over,i need installation help!
 
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CROSSBONES

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1.2m channel master on a jeager 1224 motor. 55cm fibo Gregorian. VU solo2.
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S.Wales
Same here, the Channel master 1.8m is the same,slighty rough to the touch;)
 
iceman

iceman

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My Satellite Setup
3.0m Motorised Channel Master + 4 fixed dish Amstrad_DRX890C
DM7020s,DM800se
UNOHM EP314 PROMAX TV Explorer
My Location
Kyrenia - NORTH CYPRUS
koansrc said:
iceman said:
I wrote to Andrews and asked for their help and they sent me couple of scanned pages of the original brochure...
The dish is fiberglass and i am very pleased with the performance...
Let me know if you need any assembling tips..]

Hi again Iceman, I picked up a motorized 3.0m CM yesterday ! It is still in pieces and I'll set out with the ground work over the wkend.

BUT a quick question : is the actual surface of the dish meant to be "rough" ? Could you by any chance post a hi-res close-up of your dish surface? It seems almost too rough and bumpy ... instead of shiny and smooth as I expected it ...

Thanks.
Channel Master (Andrews) fiberglass dish surface is rough but that is the way they are made..
 
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koansrc

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My Satellite Setup
CM 3.0m @ 28.2 w PACE
My Location
Athens-Greece
Actually measures a bit more than 3.0m. I make each petal 1,67m. The back plate must weigh 50-60kg. The whole thing is pretty big and I now realize I will need at least 2 people to help to get this thing into place
So started on the ground work and after almost 8 man hours only the concrete has been poured ( too dark for photos now though ). This is what I plan:
- secure and level the ground pole (done)
- fix the petals together on the ground and test with string
- attach back plate on the ground
- fit to ground pole
- attach lnb poles and lnb
- find my 12€ sat meter
- tweak and tune and tweak and tune and tweak and ...
- invest in a decent sat meter

Although it is motorized I am fixing it for now on 28.2

I'll snap away as progress is made and I'd like to hear suggestions or tips at this stage.
 

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iceman

iceman

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744
My Satellite Setup
3.0m Motorised Channel Master + 4 fixed dish Amstrad_DRX890C
DM7020s,DM800se
UNOHM EP314 PROMAX TV Explorer
My Location
Kyrenia - NORTH CYPRUS
Two people can assemble this dish.I assembled the petals one at a time.
1-attach the pole & make sure it is dead vertical.
2-place the polar mount on the pole
3-remove inclination adjusting bar so that the mount can open back(dish facing up)
4-place the panels one at a time while the dish is in horizontal position.
5-tighten the bolts holding the panels after all four panels in place.
6-after making sure the panels align straight with each other tighten bolts and lift the dish to correct angle on the mount attaching inclination adjusting rods.
7-attach four LNB support arms and Feed+LNB
8-point dish to satellite and adjust fine tuning

I use my CM as motorised dish.
 
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koansrc

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My Satellite Setup
CM 3.0m @ 28.2 w PACE
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Athens-Greece
iceman said:
Two people can assemble this dish...
3-remove inclination adjusting bar so that the mount can open back(dish facing up)
Cheers M8. I have thought of that also, but I'm backed up against a tree and I'm not sure I have 1,7m clearing. I will check though, and I will try and identify which is the "inclination adjusting bar" and how easily it comes off. Supposedly the angle and everything is already set up for 28.2 and all I would need to do is adjust the left-right (azimuth?). Thanks for the tip.
 
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