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My Bird View dish.

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The original Bird View dishes which I have two set up in my dish farm used their own receiver and dish controller. They used a 10 turn pot gear driven off of the main "worn" gear shaft so yes the controller knew where the dish was pointing. Thus the dish only went to where you told it to go. Hence it would not over drive the dish and thus not run off the end of the spur gear or hit the pole. FTA people just mis use all these fine products getting free tv to watch. Above in this thread it shows (from Sat Guys web site a way to add end stops) how to build simple safety stop switches on a Bird View mount system.
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Those three (I don't know why you'd need more than two) blue stops in your picture look cool, but it's not obvious that they'd be very permanent or even reliable.  I shall click the two links mentioned earlier just to see if another less blue method can be found.
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I think those three blue can stop @boblop using his dish for couple of month. Anyway this is better than nest of wasps or spiders.... they usually also like SAT-dishes [biggrin]
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2. Is setting limits in the dish mover good enough, or should I still be worried about accidentally travelling the dish beyond its physical limits?



In my book NO, use micro switches they are what you need to use that is safe from damaging any thing. I have seen receivers and motor controllers just run away and out put voltage on the actuator leads once their plugged in. and even had to change out some Birdview motors that have broke of the ears off to to over running the dish.

look at the link below, its a picture of my ChannelView, to the top left of the motor you will see a aluminum angle bolted to the motor plate their is a Micro switch on the back side of it that will hit the spur gear if it goes to far, and their is another 1 for the western side that not visible in this picture.


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I had two "Bird View" sat dishes and one started chirping one day then just a few days later I think the stray cat "stopped" all the chirping. Any way the second dish is seen in the above picture and so far in the cool weather it is not chirping yet.

I have not yet added any safety stops  to my two original Bird View dishes but I am careful to not run them to close to the end points. One still is connected up to a supply voltage "only" when movement is wanted and the other one is wired up but so far I have been lucky and not broken it. Perhaps a small fuse in line could help prevent a bent part if controller would stick in the running position. Safety switches would be a much better choice.

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Yes.  Safety switches.  I think I will use Captain's method.  Many thanks.
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Just yesterday I digged up my Ajak Patriot motor, I think I will go ahead to use it for 6-feet glass dish. It has 2 end-switches (I circled them in yellow), one of them is disconnected the motor. I think when end-switches are in working order it is fine, but let's create the situation when one of them is broken.... then it is going to be problem, as something can break. Of course we use our V-boxes and see the numbers they are showing, so we do not turn antenna too far East or West. But, maybe that would be good idea to have something like ordinary fuse or maybe renewable fuse is used in the chain. IMG_20170429_161141 (Large).jpg 
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The motor controllers I've used require pulses from the motor sensor to keep arriving while the motor is energized. If the pulses stop, perhaps because of a jam or hitting a mechanical limit, the controller de-energizes the motor and flashes an error code. This can be very annoying when the temperature is frigid and nothing wants to move at anything beyond a crawl, but for the most part it works. Still, multiple safeguards are always a good thing.
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Is that a BirdView dish in the movie Texasville (1990)?  You see it at the beginning, but then with a kid perched on it at about 55 minutes into the movie.  I'd like to have it sans the kid.
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