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WaveFrontier Toroidal Dish for DirecTV?


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#1 OFFLINE   Tribbs

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 01:09 PM

Goal:

Single dish.


What I want:

DirecTV’s Premier Package (one HR24 HD+DVR and two H25 HD receivers) plus the international MandarinDirect III package.


What I have:

A heavy duty tripod with a 60mm dia. pole mounted at ground level on a concrete pad.

Mounted on the above tripod is a WaveFrontier Toroidal 90cm (38”) dish which covers a 40 degree range of arc.

I only have two RG-6 coax cable runs going to this tripod and cannot add any more cables.


Assumptions:

SWM-8 multiswitch


Unknowns:

Which DirecTV satellites (95, 99, 101, 103, 110, 119) will I need to receive.

And, most important of all, what type of LNB for each satellite will I need?

Can this be accomplished?

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Edited by Tribbs, 17 February 2012 - 08:04 AM.


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Posted 12 February 2012 - 01:53 PM

I don't think there are 95, 99, 103 compatible right-circular LNB's.
Toroidal (subreflector design) won't pick up these.

The Slimline does not pick up 95.
Still need a second dish for 95.

SWM8 (4 coax output non-SWM Slimline) has legacy ports, including 95, so you can pickup all sats.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 02:28 PM

Simple answer .... not possible.
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#4 OFFLINE   P Smith

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 02:30 PM

See gct's thread: do discover on what sats your programs reside.

Technically:NO
a) you'll need REVERSED polarity LNBFs (custom made exist for Ku sats, eg 101W/110W/119W)
B) no such LNBFs for Ka sats (99/103W).

Edited by P Smith, 12 February 2012 - 07:46 PM.
Yes to 95W


#5 OFFLINE   Tribbs

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 07:30 PM

You don't need 95W - see gct's thread: do discover on what sats your programs.


GCT's thread?

From my Lyngsat search the MandarinDirect® III package channels are all on 95°W - Channels 2050 to 2052 and 2054 to 2058.


OK, so I remove the toroidal dish and end up with two dishs.

Non-SWM Slimline + 95°W dish > SWM-8 multiswitch > single coax feed >...
Is this correct?

Is there a way to mount a DirecTV dish to a 60mm dia. pole???

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 07:45 PM

Oops ! I missed ... you have mandarin package - yes, you'll need 95W, that would kill whole idea finally.

Is there a way to mount a DirecTV dish to a 60mm dia. pole???

why not - ask a plumber make special flange for you.

Click here http://www.dbstalk.com/search.php type gct and get last tables ...

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 08:22 PM

The pipe flange seems like a good idea. I'll visit the hardware store...

OK, found GCTs spreadsheet - Wow! Thanks!

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 07:41 AM

...ask a plumber make special flange for you.


Great suggestion and the perfect solution - many Thanks!

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Anyone interested in a used toroidal dish? :bink:

Edited by Tribbs, 17 February 2012 - 10:30 PM.


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Posted 17 February 2012 - 09:40 AM

I see, is it made threading on bottom post ?

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 10:29 PM

I see, is it made threading on bottom post ?


Yes. The plumber threaded my 60mm tripod pole and the 1-1/4" gal. steel pipe.

The reducer screws onto the threaded 60mm tripod pole and the 1-1/4" gal. steel pipe screws into the top of the reducer. Finally, the 2" O.D. sleeve adapter fits perfectly snug over the 1-1/4" pipe.




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