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sorry to hear that.
what happened? do ya know?
 

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I think it just wore out. It's been in service since the mid 1980's, so it was a good run. The motor isn't sending a pulse back to the receiver. I would be ok if it were stuck on 91W or 99W, or even 118. But no, it's on 97w with one channel that airs one thing that I watch once a week.

It's times like this I remember that it's just a hobby. So, I guess I'll add another thing to my wish list. Glad it went before I purchased an S-2 8PSK STB or a nifty new C/Ku LNB.
 

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You anywhere near welland? Friend there who might have an extra one..
 

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Ok. The one I use is a Saginaw. Nice actuator. I have 2 others after that should ever die. You may find one locally, look around for someone gettin rid of their system. Other than that I'd be googlin for a Canadian supplier. Gotta be hundreds. Never looked up there before.
 

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Do ya know who made it, and what size?
Probably due for a new one anyway if it's that old.
I keep three of em here, last one I replaced because
the eyebolt on the end which attaches to mount was
bent (from "flopping" on east side). Motor was still fine.
That was a Von Wiese, 24".
 

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I have a venture maxi purchased about 4 or 5 years ago still running smooth, got it locally at rps.
 

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I did some looking, and I can get a new one from the states for under $100. Add brokerage fees and I'm still ahead. Too bad, really. I want to support Canadian companies, but come on. It's a 12 volt electric motor attached to a telescoping arm.
 

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Yessir. There's a lesser one for 70 bucks. But, I want to go a bit higher up. This one lasted over 20 years, so I'm hoping for a repeat.

I'm holding off for now. I'll be taking a cross border hop for some baseball and football, and I'll see if the rest of the crew is willing to stop for 10 minutes so I can snag a new arm.
 
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