My 1.2M Prime Focus Reference dish.

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Prodelin said:
Ask ROLFW or his real name which is...:cool:
Believe it or not (and I dont really care either way) its Rolf :-lmao
 
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Prodelin said:
Ask ROLFW or his real name which is...:cool:

Email me labrisas we can discuss it further;)
M8, how do I email you as there's no email or pm link.
 
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Nice install dude, i like it :)
 
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lasbrisas17 said:
M8, how do I email you as there's no email or pm link.
You can't. He's not a member here now.
 
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What is the make of your dish ?
 
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ian555 said:
What is the make of your dish ?

To whom exactly is your question aimed at?
 
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Topper said:
To whom exactly is your question aimed at?
maybe the OP (Original Poster) :)

The dish could be the Unicorn (SCT) reference dish. But what has become of Unicorn?
 
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maybe the OP (Original Poster) :)

The dish could be the Unicorn (SCT) reference dish. But what has become of Unicorn?
I have a Unicorn (SCT) 1.2m Reference Dish but I've lost the three feed arms. Does anyone know where I could get a replacement set or if any other owners ou there could share the exact dimensions of a feed arm and send me photos that would be great.
 

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You can make new feedarms yourself. Buy 3x1m M8 threaded rods, bunch of M8 nuts and make new adjustable feedarms. Dou you have LNB-holder ?
Once I had 1.2m PFA. Now dish is gone but feedarms are still here. Lengths of the original feedarms 58cm. I also used another feedarms (threaded rods) for some time. If you are ready to pay shipping I can send you feedarms which I circled red.
And welcome to the Forum.
 

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Ppscott01

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You can make new feedarms yourself. Buy 3x1m M8 threaded rods, bunch of M8 nuts and make new adjustable feedarms. Dou you have LNB-holder ?
Once I had 1.2m PFA. Now dish is gone but feedarms are still here. Lengths of the original feedarms 58cm. I also used another feedarms (threaded rods) for some time. If you are ready to pay shipping I can send you feedarms which I circled red.
And welcome to the Forum.
Thanks for this. I had thought about making some feedarms using threaded rod but was hoping to recreate the original feedarms that were hollow tube construction with a taped connection at the dish end (can’t remember what they had at the feedgirn end). If I can’t find anyone with some original arms that I can copy I’ll probably end up doing what you suggest.
 
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Thanks for this. I had thought about making some feedarms using threaded rod but was hoping to recreate the original feedarms that were hollow tube construction with a taped connection at the dish end (can’t remember what they had at the feedgirn end). If I can’t find anyone with some original arms that I can copy I’ll probably end up doing what you suggest.

The original feed arms are tapped at both ends with an M6 thread. At the LNB end they locate into the split collar at three points and are secured in place by M6 screws.
 
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The original feed arms are tapped at both ends with an M6 thread. At the LNB end they locate into the split collar at three points and are secured in place by M6 screws.
Hi Moonbase - do you have the exact dimensions of the feedarms (length and outside diameter) so that I can make some?
 
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For 1.2m dish it is more than enough to use 10mm pipes and tap the ends M6. Make feedarms extendable, so you will always be able to adjust position of the LNB. Kathrein went other way, they used 12mm aluminum pipes and made M10x1.25 thread at both ends. In that way it is possible to hide coax inside the pipe. For all my CM dishes up to 1.2m I made feedarms from 10mm pipes, for 1.8m dish used 12mm pipes (14 would probably be better).
 

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Ppscott01

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For 1.2m dish it is more than enough to use 10mm pipes and tap the ends M6. Make feedarms extendable, so you will always be able to adjust position of the LNB. Kathrein went other way, they used 12mm aluminum pipes and made M10x1.25 thread at both ends. In that way it is possible to hide coax inside the pipe. For all my CM dishes up to 1.2m I made feedarms from 10mm pipes, for 1.8m dish used 12mm pipes (14 would probably be better).
Thanks, I’ll give this a try. Would be great if someone had dimensions of original arms though.
 
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It looks like this Unicorn dish is now offered for sale on eBay with a starting bid of £250 or make an offer.

 
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