Raven 1.8m inclined orbit motorised dish.
Raven 1.8m dish with inclined orbit polar mount using two actuators.
Heavy duty Raven 1.8m dish with inclined orbit polar mount, Raven matched feedhorn and c120 Inverto single LNB.
The 18 inch
heavy duty actuator can go on either side. The 12 inch
heavy duty actuator is for up and down adjustment. This is
ideal for tracking inclined orbit satellites. Two positioners are needed. These can be a Primesat PR1000 V Box
for control east and
west using a modern HD satellite receiver in automatic mode or in manual mode and up and down using the Primesat EZ2000
positioner. Manual mode would be using the handsets which came with the positioners. All satellite positions can be stored. For
inclined orbit satellites a timing chart is useful (ring
us for further advice).
The inclined orbit motor kit
is available separately.
About the motor unit - This motor unit is produced by our sister company www.primesat.eu
for the Satellite Superstore.
It is designed for the 1.8m Raven dish. The "dish back plate frame" is etch primed, primed, top coated and baked in an
oven to provide a durable finish. The rest of the polar mount including the collar is dipped galvanised. All of the nuts
and bolts are made of stainless steel except the main elevation adjuster which are made of brass. The polar mount includes
a frame which is designed to fit on the back of the Raven 1.8m dish using the 4 bolts which come with the Raven dish.
Weight of polar mount 29Kg. Weight of actuators 12Kg. Total weight 41Kg. This polar mount motor unit is designed to
clamp onto a 80mm diameter pole. An ideal ground stand is the Primesat GS76125
stand. Note - Raven dishes were
formally "Andrews dishes" and before that "Channel Master". This heavy duty polar mount and actuators can take high wind
loads. Using a Diseqc receiver, an optional V Box is also needed. This converts Diseqc commands to 36-volt positioning and
is fully automatic. it also introduces more power to drive the heavy duty 36 volt motor east and west. A discounted V Box
and a discounted ez2000
positioner is avaiable below. A matched Raven feedhorn is highly recommended and
included with this Raven 1.8m dish kit. Using this feedhorn with a C120 flange LNB provides better matching and more good
signal (a higher signal to noise ratio) than a standard 40mm clamp LNB. It is best not to invest in a high quality Raven
dish and use a compromise 40mm mass market LNB where the integrated feedhorn is designed for ANY
dish but is not
matched? Taking this 1.8m dish as an example, a 40mm LNB may only illuminate 1.7m of dish area or perhaps 1.9m of dish
area (i.e. including noise from round the edges) but with a matched feedhorn, exactly 1.8m of dish area is illuminated.
A high output C120 Inverto LNB included (good for longer cable runs). The one piece reflector is thermoset-molded glass
fiber reinforced polyester for strength and rigidity and surface accuracy. An ultimate dish system for enthusiasts. The
polar mount collar fits an 80mm pole or ground stand. Also see the discounted heavy duty ground stand
Spare parts are available for the Raven dish - fixed AZEL mount
, spare arms
, and the feed support boss
. You can
change the single c120 LNB to a twin, a quad, or a quatro C120 LNB with one of the LNB options
4 core motor control cable
for these motors is available. If you already have a 4.5" pole, a pole adapter
Note - a standard motorised version
of this dish is also available
Free UK mainland UK delivery to most post codes. (There may be additional charges to Scottish highlands)
so choose "Free UK mainland delivery
" - UK shipping option No 1.
Or for UK offshore islands (and Eire) by courier - oversized delivery - quote by e-mail (or ring
All internationals - Within the EU or outside of the EU - choose the "International quote by e-mail" shipping option (or ring
Option - Ground Stand for the 1.8m motorised Primesat dish
Manufactured by the Satellite Superstore. This is our own stand. It is 1.25m high and uses a 76mm (3.0") pole. Heavy
6mm thick angle is used along the base and the angle dimensions are 60mm by 60mm. There are 12 holes for fixing down
to concrete or paving. 4 in each angle. See bottom left picture. It is etch-primed and pained black. The final coat
of paint is baked in an oven for a hard finish. The stand is bolted together to make it easy to ship. Multiple bolts
are used for maximum rigidity. The stand is heavy but it needs to be. This stand is designed for our motorised
version of the 1.8m Primesat dish. This stand is at a discounted price
when you buy it with the 1.8m motorised dish kit.
Option - Adjustable feet for motorised use (discounted).
This is a worthwhile option (discounted price) when ordering a 76mm (3-inch) ground stand. Feet are not included as
standard with the stand above. Using the 1.8m stand above, for motorised use, to make the pole plumb, we would
recommend at least 6 feet and preferable 9 although up to 12 can be used. It will therefore be necessary to add
this option more than once. Manufactured by the Satellite Superstore. An exclusive high quality product.
Option - Adjustable feet for motorised use.
Our own "Primesat Vision" heavy duty range. Manufactured since 1991.
Discounted adjustable feet option when you buy a 1.8m Primesat dish. To buy these feet separately go to the Ground Stands
Order code EXTRAF3
Add only £30.00 for 3 feet