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World Direct Dish for KA/KU

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by TwoPhases, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. TwoPhases

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    I had some free time this past weekend and since I have not seen this tried
    before, I thought I'd give it a go. Everything is stock on this World
    Direct Dish. I just used a couple of wood screws to attach the SL3 lnb to
    the 2"x4" block which is attached to the arm with a small lag bolt. The
    distance from the middle of the reflector to the middle of the lnb "eye" is
    18.25". Roughly the same location of the 95 linear lnb. 101 signals were
    93 to 100, 99 signals were 78 to 88, 103 signals were 76 to 92. This is
    with just about 2 minutes worth of adjustments/aiming and a not so plumb
    tripod (I just eyeballed it). What surprised me was the fact that the KA
    signals were not as sensitive as they usually are. I'm certain the signals
    can be improved with more adjustments and a proper mast (the one I used was
    1-5/8" OD, not an exact fit for this dish) that's plumb. Thanks to Doctor J,
    Matt9876 and Davenlr for the inspiration. Your prior experiments have made me want to tinker with this.

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  2. P Smith

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    Regular 1m offset FTA dish would cover all sats - 95/99/101/103/110/119. Tested. Works.
     
  3. TwoPhases

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    Cool. How did you attach the 95 linear lnb to the 99/101/103/110/119 cluster?
     
  4. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Used own holder, actually ir was a L-shaped plank, angled according my arc (the dishes doesn't have tilting). All LNBFs bolted to the plank.
     
  5. TwoPhases

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    Pics would be greatly appreciated. I'm thinking of doing that for my next project. I do however, plan to bolt the skew plate from a Slimline dish to the back of my 1M dish. Similar to Doctor J's AK/HI mod from a while back. The challenge is adding that 95 lnb with solid signals.
     
  6. doctor j

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    Happy to be an inspiration:D

    Doctor j
     
  7. Groundhog45

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    Cool experiment.
     

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