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Rd100

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decided not to put my new prodelin 1.8m up but to stick with a 1.2m or 90cm andrews,
 

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decided not to put my new prodelin 1.8m up but to stick with a 1.2m or 90cm andrews,
Why the change of heart?
 

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stick with the 1.2m as going to 90cm will not get you the same as on the 1.2m dish surely

i'm wanting an andrews dish but cant decide between 90cm or 1m version
 

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As I will not gain much only nilesat weak horizontal transponders,
Yes, but it looks great having a HUGE dish in the garden:eek:

You never know whats around the corner;)
 

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rd100, why the need for a new andrews 1.2m ?
 

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I would love to know how much Gain difference there is between same size dishes. My Triax 1.2 does me well but I always wonder.
 
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My original 1.2m is about 15 years old so i thought i would get a nice new white one as the other one had lots of moss etc on it



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rd100, why the need for a new andrews 1.2m ?
 

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frund said:
I would love to know how much Gain difference there is between same size dishes. My Triax 1.2 does me well but I always wonder.
andrews dish i guess would come out top as it has a matched feedhorn to illuminate all of the dish

rd100, any comment ?
 

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Most of what is available [sport films adult]can be had with a 1.2 quite a lot with 80cm. I would expect manufacturers to be up to speed but there is quite a lot of choice and maybe performance. My dish is in need of debirdmucking I may have a go this weekend. Would be nice if someone did a multi dish review.
 

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I would go for a 1.2m Gregorian before an andrews. l know there hard to get, but there equivalent to a 1.4m dish gain wise. Also way lighter than the Andrews. my 1.8m Channel master on the mount, even i have trouble lifting it!! :)
 

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so fibreglass is heavier than a steel dish ? i didn't think it was i'm gonna be knackered in a few months then when i get an andrews to put up above my roof line

crossbones thought you benched 155kg which i bet is heavier than the 1.8 dish
 

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The weights aren't 1.8m round though wod. ;)
 

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so fibreglass is heavier than a steel dish ?
I think the greg is made of ali, not sure.

crossbones thought you benched 155kg which i bet is heavier than the 1.8 dish
Ye I do, I said I have a job lifting the dish, didn't say I couldn't;)

Thats also true rolfw bit wide to get my arms around lol
 
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They should not be a problem with the weight of the dish the az-el mount & polar mounts are make to take it as long as it is installed well there should not be a problem i have never known ant problems with CM/ANDREW dishes,
 
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You should get on the weights more oftern i can lift one with my one arm (only jokeing). Yer the 1.8m is a pain on your own due to the size of the dish you should try the 2.4m andrews smc you need 2 or 3 people then to put it on its pole ,


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I would go for a 1.2m Gregorian before an andrews. l know there hard to get, but there equivalent to a 1.4m dish gain wise. Also way lighter than the Andrews. my 1.8m Channel master on the mount, even i have trouble lifting it!! :)
 

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take it i wont have any problem carrying a 1metre andrews up some ladders then only the bigger ones are heavy ?