My 1.2M Prime Focus Reference dish.

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lasbrisas17

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This is my pride and joy, took me ages to find one as I don't really like the look of big offset dishes, especially as far round as 43W. Uses a Chaparral motor with optical sensor which is giving me a few problems atm.
 

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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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nice dish! The mount looks nice and secure:)
 
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I agree, it actually looks quite nice, not as ugly as an offset,:)
 
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that would be telling
you have done a very job with that m8 nice one.
 
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charly20

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nice job but the coax cable entering the wall should not have such a sharp 90° angle. This damages the cable and the quality of the signal.
 
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very nice is that a precision antennas dish ?
 
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Presserfoot

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Professionally well done, very neat and tidy. Kool.
 
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Prodelin

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That dish setup Steve Chilver sold together with the Chaparral Monterey SCT500 back in the old days, very expensive.
 
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lasbrisas17

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dreambox 7020 with motorised 1.2M dish
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Surrey UK
Thanks for the comments, it's what was called a "Reference Dish" and yes I think they were sold by SCT. On the question of the 90 degree caling could this be causing the problem I am having with the optical sensor as I am getting error messages when I move the dish. If I can't fix it do you guys think it would be difficult to change the motor to a Jaeger 1224.
 
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Prodelin

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lasbrisas17 said:
Thanks for the comments, it's what was called a "Reference Dish" and yes I think they were sold by SCT. On the question of the 90 degree caling could this be causing the problem I am having with the optical sensor as I am getting error messages when I move the dish. If I can't fix it do you guys think it would be difficult to change the motor to a Jaeger 1224.
Just change the optical sensor of the Chaparral motor and you will be fine.

Please contact Bert Dahlström, the Chapparral distributor at bert @ transnova.se

He is very friendly and probably can fix the spare part for you.
 
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lasbrisas17

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dreambox 7020 with motorised 1.2M dish
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Prodelin said:
Just change the optical sensor of the Chaparral motor and you will be fine.

Please contact Bert Dahlström, the Chapparral distributor at _bert@transnova.se

He is very friendly and probably can fix the spare part for you.
Thanks for the advice, the problem is I'm not good with heights so I don't think I could do this myself and I don't know where it is located so I may have to get someone to do it for me. I will ask the guy you mentioned to see if he can let me know how to change it.
 
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Just out of interest, where did you buy it?
 
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lasbrisas17

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CROSSBONES said:
Just out of interest, where did you buy it?
I bought it from an installer in Kidderminster, he also did the install. He is not in the business anymore otherwise I would have asked him for assistance.
 
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has he got any more for sale?:)
 
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lasbrisas17

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dreambox 7020 with motorised 1.2M dish
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CROSSBONES said:
has he got any more for sale?:)
He's dissappeared off the face of the earth so can't get hold of him. Seems like alot of the good installers have jacked it in.
 
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Prodelin

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This package was the best you could buy back in the 90's, i beleive SCT started selling this dish when the supplies of the Fibostöp 120cm dried up.

It was offered with the highend Monterey(wish they made receivers like that today) and Chaparral Omni polarizer and SMW LNB and of course the low RMS spun aluminium dish and Chaparral motor.

One thing i would do with your dish is to install a C/KU-band feed like ADL or similar quality, there are some C-band you can get with that dish.
 
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lasbrisas17

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dreambox 7020 with motorised 1.2M dish
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Surrey UK
Prodelin said:
One thing i would do with your dish is to install a C/KU-band feed like ADL or similar quality, there are some C-band you can get with that dish.
Interesting where would I get one of those and what benefits would I see. I think my dish is too small for C band from what I have read.
 
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Prodelin

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This one is a good one

_http://www.sepatriot.com/feeds-ADL_RP3ckuservo.htm

And here what you can receive with a 120cm in Europe.

_http://forum.dxtv.de/wbb/thread.php?threadid=1072


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lasbrisas17

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dreambox 7020 with motorised 1.2M dish
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Surrey UK
prodelin, thanks for all your help and info, now had there been any spanish language channels I would have been interested in C band. I guess I could go for it just to have a look ! I take it I would have to get a LNB aswell. Can you get C band channels on a dreambox.
 
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Prodelin

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lasbrisas17 said:
prodelin, thanks for all your help and info, now had there been any spanish language channels I would have been interested in C band. I guess I could go for it just to have a look ! I take it I would have to get a LNB aswell. Can you get C band channels on a dreambox.
Ask ROLFW or his real name which is...:cool:

Email me labrisas we can discuss it further;)
 
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