using dual reflector to improve signal of damaged dish antenna

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gul_the_bull

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I have a dish that was damaged a bit. I have straiten it out but signal has some what deteriorated at ku band. Can using another reflecter help in recovering the lost signal.Can cassegrain or gregorian form help improving the signal.Dish size is
about 3 meters and loses due to shadow of subreflector can be neglected.Please suggest any website or guide me .
 
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If the dish is damaged, it's not going to improve no matter what you do, just ask Analoguesat who has mostly damaged dishes. Best thing to do is get a new dish rather than waste money trying to "polish a turd"....
 
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thanx but no thanx my dish a bit damaged only on the small portion.It has warpage at that part and I think a subreflector will do.Any way please let me know the subreflector thing and how it work I just want to try it out as I have 30 cm reflector ready.
 
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Go ahead, you won't listen to advice that will save you wasting your time.
 
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2cv bloke is right, Unless you take the dish to a steel engieering company you get no chance of fixing it
 
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adding a subreflector means you have to have even more exact parabola dish.

The subreflector and main reflector needs to be in exact phase, otherwise you will loose more signal than a normal reflector.

If you absolutely want a subreflector i can sell you one, i have a spare subreflector to one of my 1.2M Gregorian dishes that you could try.

I want 80 euro for it plus shipping.

Let me know if you want it.
 
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