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WaveFrontier Toroidal Dish for DirecTV?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by Tribbs, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. Tribbs

    Tribbs Mentor

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    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?

    :scratch:
     
  2. Michael H..

    Michael H.. Member

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    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.
     
  3. litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

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

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    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).
     
  5. Tribbs

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    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???
     
  6. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Oops ! I missed ... you have mandarin package - yes, you'll need 95W, that would kill whole idea finally.
    why not - ask a plumber make special flange for you.

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

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

    OK, found GCTs spreadsheet - Wow! Thanks!
     
  8. Tribbs

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  9. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    I see, is it made threading on bottom post ?
     
  10. Tribbs

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    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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