An update from me related to the 2.4m fortec star antenna ordered couple of weeks ago...
Arrived well packed, but I was quite surprised with the weight of the package, could only just move it by myself.
Assembly fairly easy as long as you use an upturned bucket to support the petals at the centre, and take your time building it. I put the support assembly onto the reflector face down, then lifted whole thing onto the concrete pad.
Seems to be designed for C band, feed support arms come with holes to connect direct to a scalar ring. The unit came with an a KU LNB adaptor plate which I have not used.
Plus points :
Very low cost £195 inc delivery
surprisingly good build quality reflector
Decent results from 55W where it is pointed at the moment
Needs improvement :-)
Nuts were not all well made I had 5 that were not threaded properly.
No washers included
Anchor bolts not easy to use, not quite long enough probably will have to replace.
Az El base not the best, the Az part is not really adjustable a case of move the whole thing around not easy
The base is going to rust, in fact already can see some issues around the bottom where I have been moving it. Hamerite needed.
Wish could buy the polar mount to go with it
No useful instructions
So the results.
Have C1W-PLL on there at the moment, Technomate TM6902 :
220 channels scanned…
4004 V IMC Worldcup 2014 signal 87, quality 68, works well, no luck with Sportsmax 1 or 2 on same TP
3846 V Fox + others, signal 89 quality 63, working, thanks to all for software upgrade :-)
Not tried other satellites as yet may try for 58W next, not done this yet because wanted the IMC channel and how difficult it is to move.
Next step to find a polar mount for it….
Can upload some pics if of interest. Any questions fire away…
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