2m dish is it worth it?.

RimaNTSS

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The only thing that worries me is that the disk is over 20 years old. Is there a difference in the quality of the reception, maybe the newer discs have a better center for receiving the signal?
Usually, if the old dish is not damaged, then it's performance more or less the same as a new. But you can be a first one to check whether it is like that..... buy 20y old one and another one completely new, install them side by side and do some tests :cool:
 

butchyboy

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I decided to buy a CM Raven 2.4m, the dish is in excellent condition. The only thing that worries me is that the disk is over 20 years old. Is there a difference in the quality of the reception, maybe the newer discs have a better center for receiving the signal?
where did you buy the cm 2.4 m was it in the uk?,and do you mind me asking how much you paid for it?,cheers
 

janixxx

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Provided there is no damage to the dish it should perform as good as a new one.
The mould that was used to create the dishes 20 years ago is probably the same profile mould that is used today.
The shape should be identical for an old or a new dish.

Is this the same dish that you provided the link to in another topic?
If it is you, have the version with the secondary sub reflector. very nice version with good scope for fine tuning the LNB and Feed.
it's that dish, it was used for satellite streaming.
 

janixxx

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Provided there is no damage to the dish it should perform as good as a new one.
The mould that was used to create the dishes 20 years ago is probably the same profile mould that is used today.
The shape should be identical for an old or a new dish.

Is this the same dish that you provided the link to in another topic?
If it is you, have the version with the secondary sub reflector. very nice version with good scope for fine tuning the LNB and Feed.
Good idea
Provided there is no damage to the dish it should perform as good as a new one.
The mould that was used to create the dishes 20 years ago is probably the same profile mould that is used today.
The shape should be identical for an old or a new dish.

Is this the same dish that you provided the link to in another topic?
If it is you, have the version with the secondary sub reflector. very nice version with good scope for fine tuning the LNB and Feed.
I'm thinking of where to hide this antenna, because if my wife sees another one she'll immediately freak out and maybe kick me out of the house. I can only imagine what she would do if she saw 2 more o_O
 

butchyboy

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Just found a little gem that suits my cm 1.8m dish it's the original cm 1.8m az/el fixed mount,and even better it was free.

My cm1.8m came with only lnb arms and lnb holder,there was no mount with it,hence why I got it for peanuts.

I did get the polarmount fabricated for it,but if I ever wanna sell it I can now include the original cm az/el fixed mount and keep the fabricated polarmount for something bigger :)
 

butchyboy

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guys heres a few pictures of the polarmount i got fabricated for the cm 1.8m it was copied form the pics of the one on SSS,look at the size of it compared to the cm 1.2m polarmount :D





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butchyboy

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That is a very nice heavy duty mount, should be capable of taking a bigger dish than a 1.8m no problem.
The fabricator did a nice job with that.
thanks @moonbase for the kind words,yes its awesum job and even more appreciated in person to see the quality of the work he done and all from just looking at the pictures of the polarmount on SSS.
that polarmount cost 280 euros a far cry from the asking price to buy from SSS and global there looking for over 1k lol
no doubts about it that handles a 2.4cm with ease,just have to adapt more lengths of steel to attach to the 4 holes on the cm 2.4m prodeline etc

the size of it compared to the cm 1.2m polarmount which looks like a toy incomparison..................................................
 

barney115

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Very impressive i just looked at SSS and its £1,200 or €1400 at least delivered and Customs fees to pay on top
likely another €200+ at the very least :eek:
i can see why nobody simply put can afford to do business anymore with UK shops & sites due to the very excessive customs and delivery fees that is just the harsh reality of BRexit that everyone wanted and got .

but a very nice mount very ideal for the winds we get here too and that paint job will last just about forever
mine is very similar and was fabricated too for my 2m dish and still as good today as it was 15 years ago : )
 

butchyboy

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cheers guys just sharing my small knowledge on here,and showing that you don,t have to pay the extoriate prices if you have some knowledge and can guide some one thats very handy at welding and fabricating.
thats where the cost is cut down bigtime,and i will do my very best to grab that 2.4m prodeline,but as of now TBC......................................................................
 

moonbase

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...that polarmount cost 280 euros

the size of it compared to the cm 1.2m polarmount which looks like a toy incomparison..................................................


Butchy,

You got fantastic value at €280 yoyo's for the fabrication of your polar mount, that is an outstanding price.
The lad or lass who made it did you a great service.

It goes to show that if you look around for a local metal fabricator it is possible to make serious savings on certain types of equipment.
Plus, you are supporting local small industry craftsmen and they often like the challenge of taking on something unusual so try to deliver something to be proud of.

All you need now is the 2.4m to strap on it.......
 

moonbase

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2.4metre channel master, it is 2 parts

Interest in your 2.4m CM dish probably depends on the dish location for collection.

I see from one of your previous posts on the forum that you are in Kent, UK.
It might get interest from UK based buyers?
 
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