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2cvbloke

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#1
or, how to get a free (or cheap) motorised dish... :D

There's a setup just down the road from where I am at the moment, it looks oldish but not too old, it appears to have a Cambridge Universal III LNB (or a similar equivalent) and is about 1-1.2m big and has a motor on the back. Now in the past 3 years of me noticing it, I have not seen it move or seen it in a different position, sooo I think it may be disused, and I want it (not that I have the space to put it up, yet).... :rolleyes:

So, anyone got any advice on what I could do to try and get this setup for myself??? :D
 

rolfw

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#2
Well short of knocking on the door and asking if they need it removing. . . . . .. :)
 

Lancelot

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#3
If you've got a van, there's a guy on fleabay wants to get rid of a 1.2mtr dish and a 1.7mtr dish and mounts and actuators and an MSS500 for £20. Just go and pick them up from him he says.


L.:)
 

2cvbloke

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#4
Lancelot said:
If you've got a van, there's a guy on fleabay wants to get rid of a 1.2mtr dish and a 1.7mtr dish and mounts and actuators and an MSS500 for £20. Just go and pick them up from him he says.


L.:)
Nope, not got a van, can't even drive (legally) yet... :(

Dunno if I'd fit a 1.7M dish through my front door though, I have to duck slightly to get through it!!! :D

I'll just see what this guy says about his dish and motor (and any other equipment he has that he doesn't need anymore!!!)... :D
 

2cvbloke

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#5
Looks like he's fitted a new Invacom LNB onto the dish, must be in use (or he knows it's his dish I'm talking about and is a browser of th forums....), so it looks like it's not going to be mine.... :(
 

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#6
Go to the door and say your from the NSADSE. (National society against disuse of satellite equipment) and you wish to re-house the motor to a home where it can be cared for and useful.:)
 

2cvbloke

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#7
AlexBellisBrown said:
Go to the door and say your from the NSADSE. (National society against disuse of satellite equipment) and you wish to re-house the motor to a home where it can be cared for and useful.:)
Erm, I just said he's fitted a new LNB onto the dish.... :rolleyes:
 

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#8
yes, but he doesnt use the motor does he???:-rub
 

2cvbloke

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#9
AlexBellisBrown said:
yes, but he doesnt use the motor does he???:-rub
I don't know that yet though, for all I know the motor could be ceased up/burnt out/dead as a dodo.... :rolleyes:

But, you have given me an idea..... ;)
(in other words, watch this space...)
 

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#10
2cvbloke said:
Dunno if I'd fit a 1.7M dish through my front door though, I have to duck slightly to get through it!!! :D
Is it going in the house then?:-rofl2
 

2cvbloke

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#11
jimbo said:
Is it going in the house then?:-rofl2
Where else? :D

Just working on something you lot will like... ;) :D
 

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#12
What position is the dish pointed at?

Maybe he just has a Sky receiver.
 

2cvbloke

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#13
gameboy said:
What position is the dish pointed at?

Maybe he just has a Sky receiver.
Looks like it's either 13e or 19.e as 28.2e is parallel with the street my mum lives on which this dish is on...
 

2cvbloke

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#14
My little idea inspired by AlexBellisBrown..... :D

Proper business cards!!!! :D :D :D
 

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2cvbloke

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#15
I spied another 2 dishes, 1 on a BMW sales place near me and one in Nelson on some office block, but I like the one in Nelson better as it's Pime Focus...;)
 

2cvbloke

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#16
And from memory, the one in nelson has a C120 LNB setup I think....
 
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