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PR_Weast

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2 different bases for Perfect 10 antennas,
a single hemisphere;
Or mount for any part in hemispheres

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I have the mount on the left in the picture and I'm in Arizona so my actuator is on the wrong side for my location.[frown]
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Thats a bummer Jim..Wonder why the dealer ( installer ) would sell a dish with a mount like that in ur area?...True south is around 115?..That really limits you from looking over the pond without flopping?
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1.2 Ch Masters parked at 91,103.
1.2 Ch Master with factory polar mount tracking from-58w-127w -Western Ku Dish.
1.2 Ch Master with factory polar mount tracking from-12.5w-81w -Eastern Ku Dish.
Positioners--Gbox,Vbox`s.
Receivers--AZMe,AZPlus,AZElite,Icecrypt S1600 HD,VU Solo2 SE,Octagon SF4008 UHD 4K,Prof 7500,TBS 6982,TBS 6902.

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Thats a bummer Jim..Wonder why the dealer ( installer ) would sell a dish with a mount like that in ur area?...True south is around 115?..That really limits you from looking over the pond without flopping?


I brought that dish out here from back east some time ago not giving it a thought!

I picked up a 10' Winegard dish that that needs some work on the mesh panels straightening out! I got one out and it was a bear getting out and getting it back in looks like will be twice as hard. I was hoping I could use the Winegard mount for my Perfect Ten? I will have to do some measuring to see if it could work? I have a Orbiton 10' missing parts, a 8' Prodelin complete stored and a 8' Uniden stored. No more room where I'm at up in the mountains with lots of trees in the way. I think there is room or the Prodelin for a dedicated Ku though to replace the smaller Ku dish I have now.
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Ah that explains it all..Like the ol racing term..Run with what ya brung.[biggrin]
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Dish`s--10' KTI,10' Button Hook,10' Unimesh x2.
1.2 Ch Masters parked at 91,103.
1.2 Ch Master with factory polar mount tracking from-58w-127w -Western Ku Dish.
1.2 Ch Master with factory polar mount tracking from-12.5w-81w -Eastern Ku Dish.
Positioners--Gbox,Vbox`s.
Receivers--AZMe,AZPlus,AZElite,Icecrypt S1600 HD,VU Solo2 SE,Octagon SF4008 UHD 4K,Prof 7500,TBS 6982,TBS 6902.

GOD BLESS AMERICA.
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I have the mount on the left in the picture and I'm in Arizona so my actuator is on the wrong side for my location.[frown]


Jim, both bases are designed for America, the right base only has options for another place (Hemisphere)
Just watch both, they are for america; Area Arizona South is between 113.0 and 111.0
magnetic sur of footprint 115.0 or so. I know it's difficult in Arizona, I've been in Houston and it was 55.0 with no problems but with 8'👍 below you can turn

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Ah that explains it all..Like the ol racing term..Run with what ya brung.[biggrin]


Yup! I tend to have to do that A LOT....and not just in this hobby......LOL !

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Jim, both bases are designed for America, the right base only has options for another place (Hemisphere) Just watch both, they are for america; Area Arizona South is between 113.0 and 111.0 magnetic sur of footprint 115.0 or so. I know it's difficult in Arizona, I've been in Houston and it was 55.0 with no problems but with 8'👍 below you can turn


Yes but my actuator is supposed to be on the other side! I think its an east and west of Mississippi thing or something like that.  At one time I was thinking of having made another bracket made and have it welded to reverse the actuator.

Before mounting the actuator you need to determine which side to mount it on. Knowing the satellite arc at your geographical location will help you make this determination. The general rule of thumb is this:

Left Side Mount
Mount the actuator on the left side if your location is west of 80 degrees longitude.

Right Side Mount
Mount the actuator on the right side if your location is east of 80 degrees longitude.

The reasoning behind this ‘actuator mount rule’ is simply that the average 24 inch actuator can track about 100 degrees of the arc altogether (a 36 inch actuator can track about 120 degrees). In North America, geostationary satellites are positioned from 11W to 139W along the arc and the idea is to track as much of this arc as possible by mounting the actuator intelligently. For example, if you are located at 120W, there are only a few satellites west of your zenith but many more east of your location and near the horizon. In this case, you would mount the actuator on the left side and adjust it so it starts ‘pushing’ the dish away from 45W because this satellite is the lowest on the arc that is NOT below the horizon and is visible from 120W. By mounting the actuator on the left side, you would be able to track the arc from 45W to 139W. If you mounted it on the right side, the actuator arm would extend quite a bit already before encountering the first satellite at 139W and would not be able to make it all the way to 45W. Instead, you would only be able to track from 139W to 70W. 

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Jim, is your location Arizona?
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Jim, is your location Arizona?


Yes its Arizona!

All my dishes since moving here (Arizona) in 1984 were mounted this way! When I brought the Perfect 10 !0' out here from a property I owned back east about 4 years I never noticed that it lacked the other welded bracket to mount the actuator to the other side.

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Yes its Arizona!

All my dishes since moving here (Arizona) in 1984 were mounted this way! When I brought the Perfect 10 !0' out here from a property I owned back east about 4 years I never noticed that it lacked the other welded bracket to mount the actuator to the other side.



You can use the left mode to travel with 24 "of 30.0 W and raise towards 139.0 comfortable, being latitude 34 north there are no problems of turn of dish
Put the north polar south in 34.0 degrees or so, then the degree of dish decline in 5.51 degrees using a degree protactor, point to sats 115.0 using some live tp and running..

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Not so prweast..Jim has the mount in ur first post on the left....She is a flopper roo at his location.
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Dish`s--10' KTI,10' Button Hook,10' Unimesh x2.
1.2 Ch Masters parked at 91,103.
1.2 Ch Master with factory polar mount tracking from-58w-127w -Western Ku Dish.
1.2 Ch Master with factory polar mount tracking from-12.5w-81w -Eastern Ku Dish.
Positioners--Gbox,Vbox`s.
Receivers--AZMe,AZPlus,AZElite,Icecrypt S1600 HD,VU Solo2 SE,Octagon SF4008 UHD 4K,Prof 7500,TBS 6982,TBS 6902.

GOD BLESS AMERICA.
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Not so prweast..Jim has the mount in ur first post on the left....She is a flopper roo at his location.


Exactly Hockeynut! My actuator is on right side opposite prweast's photo and once I get around 78 degrees or so I have to really start watching it out the window or it will flop. I have a 36" Thompson Ball screw actuator on there now that's pretty stout.
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Oh boy for sure Jim..Hate to mess up that ball screw..Cant mess with the law of physics..It is what it is..With the proper mount in ur location I bet u could get to Intelsat 11 . granted no obstructions.
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Dish`s--10' KTI,10' Button Hook,10' Unimesh x2.
1.2 Ch Masters parked at 91,103.
1.2 Ch Master with factory polar mount tracking from-58w-127w -Western Ku Dish.
1.2 Ch Master with factory polar mount tracking from-12.5w-81w -Eastern Ku Dish.
Positioners--Gbox,Vbox`s.
Receivers--AZMe,AZPlus,AZElite,Icecrypt S1600 HD,VU Solo2 SE,Octagon SF4008 UHD 4K,Prof 7500,TBS 6982,TBS 6902.

GOD BLESS AMERICA.
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Oh boy for sure Jim..Hate to mess up that ball screw..Cant mess with the law of physics..It is what it is..With the proper mount in ur location I bet u could get to Intelsat 11 . granted no obstructions.


Yup! I'll getter replaced with something or other. Thank you.
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