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Vintage satellite receivers. Including receivers with knobs on!
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Hallo Friends,In This Thread You will get most of the Vintage Satelitte Receivers and Decoder informations .Hope you all enjoy

Some of the "Knobs-on" collection.

Very few museums deal with satellite products but since we have had a satellite business since 1989this was easy for us. At the time we were able to find receivers from the mid 1980s.The earliest receivers had knobs on and either had no wireless remote control or bulky simple handsets.When we started in the satellite industry in 1989, receivers did not have knobs on. They were, eventhen, remote control, but when customers were upgrading at the end of the 80s and beginning of the 90s,they were upgrading from receivers with knobs on and so we took the opportunity of keeping some of them. (Otherwise they would have been thrown away).Domestic satellite receivers with knobs on would originate from the mid 1980s.Pictured above, bottom to top, Drake ESR3240 receiver with Drake APS3240E 36 volt positioer to the right of it.Silver Drake 320E (earlier model than the 3240), Rockdale TR12E, Rockdale AP100 36 volt positioner,Satcom 7700, Echostar SR-50, Rainbow 12 volt receiver. This last one was bought new at the time asI found it very interesting and could not resist it, even though I had no plans to use it!

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May 1985. DX Antenna DSB-700 satellite receiver with DSB-400 36V dish positioner.


The Date on the DBS-700 manual is May 1985. It is likely that this represents the date that manufacturing of this receiver began.The manufacturing date on the receiver's serial plate is Oct. 1985.A deposit for the full system was paid in Dec. 1985 and the final invoice is dated 6th Jan. 1986 The customer was from Westcliff-On-Sea, Essex, England and the manuals and the receipt are shown above. It is unusual to find that all of the paper work is with the receiver.The purchase price of the DBS-700 was £437.50 It was supplied with a 1.5 motorised dish (at extra cost.) The DSB-400 36V positioner was £350.00 The papers include an advert which details a DSB-600 satellite receiver which was a lower cost model.The manufacturer was called DX Communications, Inc. from NEW York, USA and was a subsidiary of C Itoh & Co. (America) Inc.It is unusual to find a "knobs on" domestic satellite receiver and positioner kit from an early date of May 1985 to also include wireless remote control capabilty.

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1985. The Connexions CX2450 & CX2460


Connexions became a very well known make in the late 1980s and early 1990s.They often had full page adverts in the satellite magazines and they produced a very good range of quality satellite receivers including motorised receivers. We are very please to have both models of connexions receivers from 1985 - the CX2450 and the CX2460. The CX2460 was a little more up-market and expensive as it included a remote control and a channel number display. A magazine "Radio & Electronics World" from Feb. 1986 details a news article about both models and a Connexions advert. 1985 was really the start of direct to home broadcasts. These receivers must be considered as the first of several satellite receivers ever to be sold specifically for domestic use.

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1985 Echostar SR-4500 The 1st ever integrated motorised receiver.


The 4500 in the museum was manufactured in 1987. This model was first introduced in 1985 and was made until the SR - 5500 replaced it. The 5500 was introduced 1988/89.The museum unit is in very good condition and comes complete with handset, manual and leads.In the original collection going back many years we did have a 4500 handset, so we now have two handsets. We also have an Echostar SR - 3500 handset.The SR - 3500 was 1984/85 approx. but was not motorised.

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2007 Update


Even back in 1989 / 90 there were only old SR4500s to be seen. Incredibly in Dec. 2007 the museum acquired a brand new and boxed 4500 complete with handset and manufacturers packaging.This was an unbelievable find and is a valued addition to the vintage satellite collection.It is especially important as this receiver was a first achievement and that is what this museum is mainly about.
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1985. Wilson YM 450 satellite receiver.


This is another very early satellite receiver. The adverts below are from Sept 1985 and so this receiver must have been available from the spring or summer of 1985. This is a US product. There is no evidence it was ever marketed in Europe. The advert is interesting as it shows a feedhorn, mechanical polariser, a prime focus dish and a patio mount. The theme of the advert is of an "easy, do it yourself installation". As with many companies from that era, there is no evidence either that this company still exists.

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This is a very good piece of Info...

Thank you Mr.Krishnasagar for the Info and PICS....Surely it will help many people:up:
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You are [Image: signwelcome.gif] Mr.Anish :up:
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(05-31-2010, 08:17 AM)KRISHNASAGAR Wrote: You are [Image: signwelcome.gif] Mr.Anish :up:

dear Krishna, i want to buy a FTA HD satellite receiver... according to u, which one is the best & which one is available in bangalore.... i wanna know what all is required to receive an HD channels FTA.... i mean satellite instruments pls...
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Go for Fortecstar HD Passion+ . Available for Rs 8K
http://www.fortecstar.com/estore/storefr...tegoryID=4
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