Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Southern Manitoba
Make sure you select a horizontal transponder when changing satellites (make one up and make up a channel if none), that way the HH120 gets the full 18v when turning making it faster. Also my HH120 is many years old, still works fine, but with the 120cm dish it wouldn't always move back to centre if far to the ends of movement due to dish weight. I'm using a 1m dish now and it works great. Gets 30W to 127W, some sats better than others, and I have to use diseqc to get down to 30w USALS won't go that far.
Also during a wind storm the motor casting broke when using the 1.2m reflector. Had to get it re-welded. If you are exposed to a lot of wind be aware.
Another thing, with the heavier dish the main bearing would come loose and cause play in the system. Check for any play in the axis, if there is "any" the dish won't track as it should.
A smaller mast/pole can flex with the weight too distorting the tracking. I am using a 4" sch 40 mast bolted to a concrete pad, keeps straight no matter where it's aimed.
SBGH @ 46' for locals, Wingard HD7698P pointed south for US channels.
HDHomerun receivers, extend and connect.