NEWS AND VIEWS July 5, 2012 Updated July 8
Mike and Laurel Kohl
S-9141 State Road 23
Plain, Wisconsin 53577-9612
July 5, 2012
It was a blazing 4th of July here---102 degrees F was the official high temperature, and the lack of rain has been so bad that many fireworks displays around the Midwest have been cancelled or postponed for safety reasons. I am trying to get serious outdoor work done in the early morning or after supper, to avoid the midday sun. The forecast is for a break in the heat and back to normal 80 degree afternoons by next week.
Starting to get organized on my unpacking of hardware and equipment from its 2+ year storage for the move that never happened. A good number of Primestar elliptical antennas have been discovered, many in like-new condition, and others not-so-used. Those of you needing brackets for the 75E or 84E elliptical antennas, as well as the NJRC LNBs and feedhorns, please give us a call. We've got a healthy supply to sell. Universal mounting brackets in all sizes 1.67 inch DBS, 2 inch, 2-3/8 and 3-inch outside diameter are available. I have some used receivers (4DTV and others) in non-working condition that could be salvaged for parts...for the price of shipping. Call or write for details on what is available. Would you like a genuine original Primestar receiver for a museum? This stuff is getting hard to find, and if there are no takers, will be headed to recycling if it does not find a home.
A handful of new-in-the-box AJAK Patriot motors are available. 129.00 plus shipping as is. We could custom modify for a fee, such as a Spinclination mount attached, suitable for an Orbitron 7 or 8 foot mesh antenna. Or to motorize a 1.2 meter offset antenna for Ku-band reception.
I also have a number of
Holland Electronics 36 dB in-line distribution amplifiers for satellite
signals. These and other "treasures" can be had at a
heavily discounted price.
Those wanting a medium sized one-antenna solution for Ku band or DBS reception should carefully investigate our 180 cm / 6 foot used Prodelin fiberglass antennas. Custom multi-feed brackets with LNBFs can be designed and installed. These are most reasonably transported by our customers picking up directly at our Plain, Wisconsin location. Please call or write in advance, as these are custom made.
charts have been updated this week, giving all of us a baseline for
finding additional temporary channels in less than a month, for the London
Olympics coverage that begins on July 27th. Those with C-band
access, especially to the eastern end of our satellite arc, will be
rewarded with many feeds, in several languages. Now would be the
time to consider updating your system for not only this special event, but
for coming months and the winter ahead.
Until next time,