Picked up an irte prime focus dish

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Hi,

This morning I picked up this 1.2m IRTE Prime Focus dish I bought from eBay and I have a couple of questions.

For the past week I've been looking in the specs of this dish and more information and all I've been able to find is a 2 or 3 page PDF posted here and not much but I would like to know if based on the mount that came with the dish, can I put a 18" Geotrack linear actuator instead or will I need to get a different mount?

Also, does anybody know where I could look into the extension petals for IRTE dishes - would like to eventually extend it to 1.5m.

Also, I'm surprised how flimsy it feels - I thought it would have been my current budget 110cm dish feels stronger than the IRTE. I will also need to paint it..

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You would need the original IRTE polarmount to fit a linear actuator, what you have bought is an aftermarket HtoH mount.

Try what you have picked up first though, it may work fine since the original mount is designed for a 4" pole, and you don't have one

There are no extender panels for the 1.2m, only the 1.5 (taking the diameter to 2m, and they are very rare)
 

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It came with the pole and the T&K bracket so I'll set it up after I get a positioner. I also wonder if it would be enough for cband and if I can use the scaler ring that usually comes with the cband LNBs
 

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Stick to one band only.

I would go for the Ku as the reflector out performs the Precision equivalent if straight.
 

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Does anybody have an manual for this dish? Thanks
 

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I was looking through another box of parts a couple of hours ago and found what is possibly the later / last version of the IRTE polarmount design for use with linear actuators. This had a clamp system for 3 inch posts from memory but it was a long time ago.

I will pull out the bolt pack over the weekend and take pictures.
 

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On closer inspection it may be a 2" post design, with bolt holes for the mini type linear actuators.
 

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