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Old 03-15-2008, 09:42 PM
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Default Primestar dish

I found a old primestar dish. and I have a Triple feed, Multi-satellite lnb from dtv.

Prime star dish is 351/2" wide x 261/2" tall. Arm 161/2"long

And the dtv dish is 203/4" x 181/4Tall. arm 131/8 long

Question Can I put the dtv inb on the primestar dish.
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Old 03-17-2008, 10:00 PM
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If that LNB is a Phase III, I would use something else...
they are not the best for FTA...
however the dish is good , I have one hooked up with a motor
and it gets all the sats except for C-band...
I have linear and circular LNBs on it
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If that LNB is a Phase III, I would use something else...
they are not the best for FTA...
however the dish is good , I have one hooked up with a motor
and it gets all the sats except for C-band...
I have linear and circular LNBs on it
Do you have pics of the dish. Did you have to shorten the arm or did you leave it the same distance.

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Do you have pics of the dish. Did you have to shorten the arm or did you leave it the same distance.
I would say logically the arm should be set up at the right distance to match the focus point of the dish already. - IF anything, what I would do logically especially if you are goin to McGyver a multi LNB bracket onto it is locate the bracket slightly closer so you can be sure you are within the focal distance and not past it. - I have read here someone using a big dish, and they do not ever experience any rain fade.
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Old 03-22-2008, 09:00 PM
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Lightbulb Primestar Dish

There is one brand of LNB's that are circular polorized that I have used
that mounts directly to the old lmb feed horn where the 7 bolts are.
and I have removed the old lna and put a regular LMB neck on the V slot
where the old feed horm was and clamped down with a strap across the
neck of the LMB and two mounting screws. both worked ok and the signal
gathering power of the greater size is really notiable. I keep mine low just
four feet off the ground so I can brush off the snow during bad weather
while I am experimenting wiwth other KU sats. There is a pro job for this
on http://ekb.dbstalk.com/primestar.htm that I have used ideas from .
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