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Posted by for ronnie the christian capon on February 16, 2004, 5:02 am

Isn't that better (and easier to deal with) than having the problem
every day?

Posted by Glenn on February 16, 2004, 12:43 am
Elevation tracker has been fitted but not yet active.
I hate to flought my ignorance but what are "DiSEqC" commands?
Already got some bbq action, much earlier than I expected, lnb's ok,
polarotor fried.  Timers will push dish west in the morning and east
afternoon to limit my exposure until thorough protection is in place.


Brian wrote:

Posted by Brian on February 16, 2004, 3:01 am
 DiSEqC is a digital communication protocol developed to provide control of
satellite devices such as motors and switches through a coaxial cable. Here
is a link to the technical papers, specs and test tools:

The idea of an actuated lnb support certainly seems feasible and would
certainly optimize each operation when placed in the focal point.

I currently use the V-Box II to control a linear actuator on a 10' dish with
a variety of DiSEqC enabled satellite receivers and pci cards.

Best Regards!
Brian Gohl
Satellite Audio Video



Posted by Zoyburg on February 14, 2004, 11:33 pm
 Glenn wrote:

Pretty impressive.

What keeps the LNB from melting?  I guess you just have to be careful
where you aim it during the day.  Perhaps you'll put a temperature
sensor on it hooked up to a warning alarm?

Posted by Duane C. Johnson on February 15, 2004, 1:07 am
 Hi Zoyburg;


Way cool!

I don't think it can be protected.

The LNB will be destroyed in seconds, depending
on the quality of the reflective surface.


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