Advice Needed Lenson Heath 1.5 mtr dish ??

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Thanks to CJ ..I have the opportunity to buy a used Lenson Heath dish 1.5 mtr wide (offset) ...but dont know much about these dishes ..
Good or bad ?
ANY info you guys can provide would be useful research before I commit ...
I dont even have a photo ...
rgds
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Sadly no experience of Lenson Heath dishes VS...my only question is, where are you going to put it? Your back yard should be pretty full....
 

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Sadly no experience of Lenson Heath dishes VS...my only question is, where are you going to put it? Your back yard should be pretty full....
I Hope to sustitute for the 1.25 Gibby (Neil) on the H180 ...
I wont part with Neil ..but put him on the back burner so to speak.
A bit more gain hopefully for those ellusive ka transponders.
rgds
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i had an 80cm solid in the analogue days and the closest today is the ISS although i guess a 1.5m would be more substantial. if i remember correctly they were swallowed up by triax years ago
 

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Post some - good - images of it. face on and from the side

Lenson Heath prime focus design is 35 years old, and the your dish is at least 25 years old
 

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Post some - good - images of it. face on and from the side

Lenson Heath prime focus design is 35 years old, and the your dish is at least 25 years old
Thats just the problem CH ..I dont have any pictures ..and it is apparently an offset not a PF
 

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VS, when are you seeing it?
 

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VS, when are you seeing it?
When the seller contacts me ..
He said possibly in the next couple of days ..
So ..I was hoping to find a pic to look at before I went..but I guess I'll just have to be patient.
NOT one of my virtues..
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Morning CJ ..
Simon (the seller) is picking me up tomorrow morning to take a look at the dish ..
I'll be taking a camera and a tape measure ..
fingers crossed ..
The relector is made of Aluminium btw..that much I do know.
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..Just had another phone call from Simon ..
whos says he's identified the dish as Vortex Star ...??

I assume he meant Fortec Star...

So not Lenson afterall ...
and not top of the range ..but he only wants £50 for it ..
Are these dishes good or bad ?
 
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Phew: For a horrible moment I thought you said Fortec Star

Ah, but you did.

The original origami dish.
 

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Offset 1.5m Fortec Star?! Never heard of that. I hope it's not the 1.8m fold-out camping dish that we all love (to hate) here...
 

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Starting to feel a bit let down following the comments..
..I know they have a bad rep with the PF ...but having no experience of the offsets ...I'm in the dark performance wise.
I _think_ they made a 1.6 ?
 

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I shouldn't get despondent >> It's the larger petalised F-S dishes that are renowned for flimsiness.

If the one being discussed is a single pressing, as the pic appears to confirm, I can't see a problem.
 

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Yes... when Simon responded back to me, he said that the dish is 5 foot wide, which is just over 1.5m. This rules out the flimsy PF dish already, I think...
 

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hi VS had a 1.5mtr dish fortec star its made of pressed steel and heavy very solid
 

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hi VS had a 1.5mtr dish fortec star its made of pressed steel and heavy very solid
Interesting Pride ...
I guess I'll know more when I see it tomorrow..but Simon says ...errr pardon the pun ...the reflector is Ally ..and also that it's not very heavy ..which does suggest Ally.
We shall see.
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Or Paper .................................. :-lol
 

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Or Paper .................................. :-lol
No Fair ..G
one minute I'm excited at the prospect of more gain ..the next deflated at the possiblity of it being Origami based..
 
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