Re: 3m dish
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I was thinking something like the Comstar ST10, SAMI SI-10 but there are others. The well known makes Sami, Orbitron KTI etc appear to have disappeared in the last 5 years or so. E.g. http://www.orbitcommunications.com/Cyberstore/Cband/dishes.show have the SX-10 for $399 or $450 with a polar mount, UPS shippable. I suspect that is an old page nut it could be NOS. There is also a KTI dish for $650 on the same site.
You can easily buy 3m dishes in the UK but they tend to be solid and expensive, nobody seems to sell lightweight 10ft c-band mesh dishes like you still see all over the mid-US in those remote places without cable and only country music on the radio. There are plenty available from China but that's a bit of a risk. From the US the prices seem to have gone up a bit, more like $600-$800 for a new 10ft dish with polar mount.
There are quite a few places in Europe where expats want to receive freesat, 9H, SV9, ZB2, EA8, CT3 etc. where you see lots of large dishes. I saw one advertised for sale in Cyprus for €160 a few weeks back, but to go to Cyprus to disassemble and then ship isn't practical.
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There might be interest from the radio astronomy fraternity. Do you have a particular supplier in mind?
On Sunday, 27 October 2013, 9:17, "willis.mj@..." <willis.mj@...> wrote: