[amsat-bb] FW: Re: Mounting a Primestar Dish

w7lrd@comcast.net w7lrd at comcast.net
Tue Jul 22 18:53:35 PDT 2008

"if this were easy, everyone would be doing it"

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From: w7lrd at comcast.net 
To: "Reicher, James" <JReicher at hrblock.com> 
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Mounting a Primestar Dish 
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2008 17:08:40 +0000 

Hello Jim
Attached are the some pictures of what I have done.  I bolted an aluminum plate on the back of the dish and attached the angle iron brackets to it.  It is balanced  on the rotor.  I have found the "sweet spot" for the location of the 5 1/2 turn helix is very forgiving.  If you have any questions, just ask.
73 Bob W7LRD

"if this were easy, everyone would be doing it"

-------------- Original message -------------- 
From: "Reicher, James" <JReicher at hrblock.com> 

> I've got a G5500 rotor on its way to my QTH very soon, to become a part of my 
> station. I also have a Primestar dish, the really oblong one with a single feed 
> arm, that I want to mount on the rotor. I need some suggestions about how to 
> mount, balance, and calibrate the dish so I don't muck up the whole thing. 
> Please reply off-list 
> 73 de W0HV, Jim in Raymore, MO (ex-N8AU) 
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