Rainier’s Mighty Mini Tracker Review

Rainier Satellite is pleased to share a review of our new Mighty Mini Tracker from a happy Rainier customer. This was submitted by John C.

This is a review about Rainier Satellites new product, the Mighty Mini big dish mover. I ordered the standard model, mmbdt-s. It replaces their Pansat AP-600 I was using. The AP-600 has served me well, and still works fine. Though being the kind of guy that likes to be on the cutting edge of technology I needed to check out Rainier’s latest achievement.

 Unboxing the Mighty Mini I was surprised at size of the unit. Anyone who used trackers back in the day were always greeted with a large boxy unit, this is not the case here. The Mighty Mini is slender but long. Its height is approximately a half inch taller than Rainiers D9865 receiver. Don’t let the small size fool you this thing has some serious guts. Sitting next to the D9865 it takes up less space than the 4DTV or an analog IRD’s did. This is great since it easily fits in rack space you had allocated for a IRD such as the 4DTV. You don’t need to spend hours figuring out where you’re going to install it. I can see Rainier did their homework with the units sizing making it a great match for your entertainment center and to work nicely alongside their D9865 receiver.

Hooking up the unit is simple. As with most mover installs you have four wires. Two heavy wires for the motor itself and two for the sensor. I use Rainiers 36 inch Venture actuator with my 10 foot Winegard dish. Venture uses the most common reed sensor.  So four wires are only needed. The paperwork states the unit can work with all three type of sensors. Reed, hall effect and optical. There’s a 5 volt terminal for 5 wire optical setup, something you don’t see usually. It’s great Rainier made this option available without additional accessories required.

The terminals on the rear are spring clip type for easy connection. I would recommend stripping your wires down to get some clean strands then twist them well before inserting them. If you want to go that extra mile and know how to solder, tinning the leads will keep the strands together. This is what I do. Make sure your connections are firmly seated inside the spring clips. The top center and right are for motor 1 and 2. The bottom center and right are for your reed sensor. The other two terminals top right supplies 5 volts for optical sensors. Bottom right is ground for your shield or drain wire if needed. From my experience, this may or may not be required. Sometimes counting accuracy is better with it connected or disconnected. Your mileage may vary. My past installs of movers always works better without the drain wire connected. This too was the case with the Mighty Mini. Some claim to connect the drain wire at the actuator itself. I never needed to. Your install could be different. Do whatever works best for you. At this point I stress double checking your connections to make sure you have no stray strands shorting or touching what they shouldn’t. If when you try to move your the dish first time the dish goes the wrong way all you need to do is reverse M1 and M2.  

The next step I did was to go out to the dish and remove the cover at the actuator itself. I recommended to clean up the connections there if it’s been a while. Clip the wires strip and twist the strands then reconnect them. This can go a long way with avoiding electrical problems because of dirty connections. Make sure nothing is shorting or any stray strands are showing.

The following step is very important so don’t ignore it. You will need to set your mechanical limit switches at your actuator if not done already. Rainier includes instructions for the Venture actuator with the Mighty Mini. You can use this as a guide or contact your arm manufacturer for specific instructions. The reason this step is so important is because you don’t want your dish driven into a wall, ground etc. It’s better to be safe than sorry. 

To set the mechanical limits go to the mighty mini plug it in and power it up. Using the arrow keys on the bottom of the remote press them to see if the dish moves, and in the right direction with the corresponding arrows. East (right) West (left) is what I used. If it works backwards reverse M1 and M2 on the Mighty Mini. If you get a E2 error or something else you have something connected wrong. Recheck all connections and try again.  At this point the dish should be moving. Move the dish to where you want your east and west travel to stop, then set the cam inside the actuator motor to disconnect the electric. Once your satisfied button up the cover and make sure its weather tight.

It was now time to come inside and begin programming the mover. Move your dish to the west till it stops. Now perform a reset of the unit. This is performed by pushing the reset button on the remote and holding. A countdown will commence. 10.. 9.. 8.. etc …. 2 .. 1 then two dashes will show. This shows the reset was successful. This flushes the internal counter and wipes any old or corrupt data Rainier’s tech support told me. Power off the Mighty Mini with the remote then on again, a small zero will show on the display. The first satellite I wanted in there was 133 west. I entered into my D9865 to the parameters for EWTN as shown on lyngsat. Then slowly moved the dish to the east till I got a lock. I then bumped the dish east and west for maximum signal quality. It was now time to store Galaxy 15, 133 west in the mover. To do this you press and hold store for 2 seconds the display on the unit rotates to the right, press a key 1 to 32 to store. I picked 1 for 133 west. The 1 flashed then went steady. This told me It was successfully stored.  I then proceeded to the east using the same method for all the satellites I needed. 131 was 2, 127 was 3, 125 was 4 and so on. Once I got to 87 west I was done programming since I don’t need anything east  of that. If you want to you can continue till all 32 direct presets are full. Now came the fun part seeing how accurate it is. I told the Mighty Mini to go to preset 2, 131 west. This was done simply by pressing the number 2 key on the remote. The unit clicked and the dish started moving to the west as indicated by the 4 lines moving to the right on the display. I confirmed by eyeballing the dish itself. The unit stopped and the number 2 appeared. I told the D9865 to acquire my preset for NESN. It was a success and checked my quality. The number was high and steady so she accurately returned to what I stored. NESN started playing with a Red Sox game showing. Before becoming too involved in the game I decided to check to see that all my programmed satellites were targeted well. I was happy to see they were. I stepped through them one at a time pulling up the Rainier channels checking quality. That told me the Mighty Mini is accurate.  If I ever need to touch a satellite position up (which can happen from time to time I seen over the years) all I need to do is bump the dish position to peak the quality number and resave that preset.

One nice feature of the Mighty Mini is if for some reason you need to stop the dish in mid travel just hit any preset key. This will abort movement. To continue just hit the desired key you want.

All in all I’m very satisfied with the Mighty Mini. Rainier has a winner here. I sent Rainier a copy of my review before posting here at DR Sats forum. They asked me if they could use it to help advertise the Might Mini. I told them sure, anything to help you guys out. I want to see Rainier succeed. They are the underdog doing it right trying to make it work with many adversities from what I would call jealous children of the web  doing all type of mean things to stop them from succeeding. In spite of this Rainier continues to grow. Something to be said for doing things right. I commend Rainier for all the hours of hours of hard work they put in. I wish them continued success and I tell all I can about my good experiences with Rainier. Best of luck Rainier with the future and continued success.

You can view the original post at Dr Sat’s forum here

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Mighty Mini Technology Just Got Better! Introducing The Mighty Mini Heavy Duty Tracker!

By now many folk out there know about our Mighty Mini Tracker (big dish controller). But thats been only half of the story. We spoke about two models being available. With that said  Rainier is pleased to  announce the other side of the story with the introduction of the Mighty Mini Heavy Duty Version. The Mighty Mini’s BIG BROTHER!

Our new Heavy Duty version is designed and built for installations where a basic mover just won’t do. Our HD Plus model includes Rainer’s Proprietary PPPT eight element Power Punch Plus circuit with thermal overload shutdown. It’s designed for cold climates and installs where an extra start-up punch is needed.

Utilizing the experience of Rainier’s highly skilled personal from our engineering department with over 40 years electronic engineering experience we came up with a unique small design that packs the punch needed that no other consumer grade mover can compare with. Our proprietary PPPT circuit utilities military grade specifications and redundancy standard in the design. Its designed, built, assembled, then integrated into the basic Mighty Mini at our facilities in the U.S.A. Units are individually tested by qualified Rainier personal to insure each unit meets the demanding specifications Rainier requires. It’s Top Quality from the ground floor up.

HD Features:

  • Heavy Duty Model (MMBDT-H) for Cold climates or adverse conditions.
  • Compact Design. (sits next to our D9865 receivers)
  • Super Simple Installation Setup.
  • One Button Direct Satellite Tuning.
  • 32 Direct Entry Satellite positions.
  • Non-volatile memory.
  • Powerful 36 Volt DC for M1 M2.
  • PPPT Boost High amperage design.
  • PPPT Military spec components.
  • Eight element Power Punch Plus circuit with thermal overload shutdown.
  • Designed for cold climates and installs where an extra startup punch is needed.
  • Compatible with any Actuator including H to H using a reed, hall, or optical sensor.
  • 5 volt rear terminal for optical sensor.
  • Power Punch for fast startup.
  • 10 Amp 110 VDC rated dual motor relays.
  • Electronic Overload Protection.
  • Anti-miscounting design.
  • Large “easy to read” Green LED Display.
  • LED bars show dish movement direction.
  • Full Size Remote and buttons, 37 Keys. Easy to use.
  • Countdown memory clear reset function.
  • Full Function IR remote control.
  • Dimensions 3.75″ L, 11.0″ D, 3.75″ H.
  • AC Voltage in, 115v 60 Hz.

Large LED Display:
The Mighty Mini makes it is Easy to see what Satellite your on even across the room with its large green LED display.

If you been looking for the best high quality mover for your big dish your search is now over. Grab a Mighty Mini HD! Only From Rainier Satellite. Were dedicated to rebuilding C band satellite TV.

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The time has come to make a change! Welcome Mighty Mini Tracker!

Still using that clunky old 4DTV, analog  receiver, or other problem prone  poor choice mover to move your big dish? Well the time has come to toss that old boat anchor overboard.

Move up to the NEW small size power packed Mighty Mini Tracker only from Rainier Satellite. It features a simple setup, one button direct entry satellite control, large LED satellite display, and other fine features to simplify your satellite TV viewing.

The New Mighty Mini Tracker from Rainier

A product such as our Mighty Mini has long been needed for the big dish user. Rainier has made it a reality.

Its the perfect mate for our highly acclaimed D9865 satellite receiver series and C band subscription television service.

Small footprint takes up a minimum of space.

Wow! Check out some of the choices of programming available for your big dish only from Rainier Satellite.

Cable TV Programming is here for your Big Dish only from Rainier.

Sales of our New Mighty Mini has begun. Treat yourself today! Grab one by itself or with our 9865 satellite receiver and New Variety Pak and bring back the good old days of the big dish.  Only from Rainier Satellite. We continue to work hard to make c band a success again.

Grab the New Mighty Mini HERE

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The wait is over. The Mighty Mini is Here!

Rainier Satellite is pleased to announce the Rainier Mighty Mini is Here!

With the sunset of the Pansat AP-600 mover there was a void that needed filling. With the continued growth of the ONLY C band based Subscription Television service available in the U.S. Rainier Satellite must be able to keep up with the demand of hardware needed for its current and future subscribers. Dish movers (controllers) are an integral part of the C band dish system. All sources for good mover products has dried up so Rainier acted fast! With many big name network contracts continuing to be acquired Rainier needs good movers for our full arc system. We sat down a few months back with product designers / manufactures and our experienced technical department to work out the details for the mighty mini product. Rainier is pleased to announce the Mighty Mini’s are now here at Rainier. We’ve taken Delivery. Sales will begin at our Webstore very shortly.

A quick note from the president of Rainier.

“ With the launch of our Variety pak,” says Robert Scharmann, Rainier’s president. “ there’s been an in rush soon of new subscribers to Rainier. Many have dishes that were idle for years that need new hardware upgrades to grab all those new HD signals Rainier has and launching soon. I’m  pleased that Rainier has taken delivery of our first shipment of the mighty mini’s quickly to help move these folks systems into the 21st century.”

Take a look at the Combo… The Ultimate Satellite Experience from Rainier.

Rainier receiver / mover combo. Its small profile fits in less space then the 4DTV did.

Sales of the Mighty Mini will begin in our store in the next few days.

For more information Call Rainier at 509-486-4137.

Where do you buy your TV Entertainment from?

You shouldn’t buy your TV entertainment from where you buy your meat, but many do.

If you buy from the above mentioned providers (and many more) you’re not getting what you pay for, and probably don’t even know it. Let us inform you.

You don’t settle for LOW Quality meats so why should you settle when it comes to your TV viewing. Let Rainier Satellite come to your rescue. GET HIGH QUALITY ULTIMATE HDTV! With Rainier you get 100% of what you pay for, not 20%!

Got a HD or 4K TV? Then Rainier is essential!

Give us a call at 509-486-4137 to find out more. Once you get HIGH QUALITY HDTV from Rainier you’ll never look back!

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Get a Lifetime of Savings with Rainier!

Looking to cut the cord because of high prices but don’t want to loose the channels you love? Well now there is a solution. Rainier Satellite!

Rainier Satellite is different we save you money by cutting our overhead. Our signals are beamed direct from the broadcast source to a big dish in your back yard. This cuts the costs since we don’t need to support a secondary delivery system. We use the one that’s already in place. Using this system we give the subscriber added benefits that other providers can’t offer. Our HD picture is the absolute best money can buy.  It delivers 1440 lines of PURE HD resolution. Its never compressed or bitstarved as with all other providers. Other providers compress the signal as much as 80% from the original. This gives you a dull washed out soft picture with weak colors. Once this information is gone its gone for good. No fancy worded codec used by other providers will bring it back. Rainier signal removes absolutely no data since its the master! You get 100% Quality guaranteed!

WOW! TAKE A LOOK AT RAINIER’S DETAILED PICTURE QUALITY!

True HD Rainier Satellite
Sony Movie Channels PURE HD signal, included in our $29.99 Variety Pak.

Our Picture is RAZOR SHARP with BREATHTAKING COLORS and DETAIL! Unlike all the other providers out there.

Another benefit of the Rainier system is we don’t loose our  picture during rain or snow events. ALL small dish systems suffer from this. Tired of unreliability? Get Rainier. You deserve 100% reliability, Rainier provides it.

There’s More. Rainier’s Monthly programming costs are the lowest out there. Starting at ONLY $5.99 a month.

Yes we said $5.99! this is for our Startup pak. If you require more variety we offer that with the Variety pak which comes in at a low low $29.99 a month. Variety also includes Sports and Premium movie channels at no extra cost!

We also carry ADD-ON services for more entertainment.

We carry our double channel adult pack that offers two flavors of spicy entertainment from Playboy just $15.99 a month.

And we carry distant networks.

Rainier offers the Toronto-4 pak with 4 networks from Canada available no place else in the US.

Not enough? Here’s more.

Rainier never has you sign a contract, or has credit checks, or hidden monthly fees. You pay as you go, and own the equipment.

This is just the tip of the Iceberg of what you get from Rainier. Not sold yet? Why not give us a Call Today at 509-486-4137 to learn even more. You’ll be glad you did.

You can also Visit our website at www.rainiersatellite.com

READY TO BUY?

Who has the Best HD Picture and Best Monthly Price on Satellite? RAINIER!

Sometimes things aren’t as they seem to be on the surface. If you’ve been thinking of going with a small dish service, IPTV or Cable and own a HDTV, your not going to be happy with the picture quality you get. If you own a 4K TV it actually is worse. Only Rainier Satellite offers the solution.

Read on and see why Rainier’s picture is different.

 Why Choose Rainier Satellite over ALL the other providers.

Rainier Satellite Facts
The Best Quality Picture…  Ultimate Pure Quality HD…
Only From Rainier Satellite!

No One Compares.    Read on…

Are you watching your HDTV picture the way it was meant to be seen?
(Sony Movie Channel Live)

Not if you are watching many of the major television services that claim to provide high definition audio and video. These services over compress and bit-starve the picture and sound quality. This is meant to make the transmission smaller in size and cheaper for the service providers, but not for you. What you are left with is a soft, dulled image, with macro-blocking and mosquito noise which is experienced as

macroblocking large and small square blocks of color, and fuzziness around images. These are digital artifacts that fill in the lost data. The sound quality is not immune to this downgrading as bits and pieces of the audio is lost as well and filler is added. Providers that do this only offer second or third generation signals, copies of copies, and do not provide the full bandwidth needed for a high quality picture and sound.

You spent your hard earned money on an HDTV and a sound system that is capable of delivering a much better quality then your getting from these services. Wouldn’t you rather get your moneys worth and truly experience HD as it was meant to be?

How?

Ultra High Bandwidth 1080 Pure HD
With the help of Rainier Satellite’s Ultra High Bandwidth HD programming services. Our programming is different than all the others. You receive it via C-band satellite. (this ensures no weather related issues and provides broadcast quality signals) These are very high quality Pure1080 Razor Sharp HD signals. The Rainier signals are not over compressed and rival blu-ray quality or better. Sharpness, detail, and color are breathtaking. The sound quality of your home theater system benefits too, since it’s also not bit starved due to insufficient bandwidth.

We also do not bitstarve our SD channels. We use higher bitrates on SD that most other providers use on HD. This assures our SD quality is top shelf. We provide DVD or better quality SD. Both the HD and SD picture quality we provide for you looks excellent even on a large 100 inch screen. Rainier stands for Quality not Quantity.

Isn’t it time you see what your missing, and get what you paid for with that HDTV and home theater sound system? Get Rainier’s Satellites HD / SD programming services, and receive the best picture and sound quality money can buy.

And Rainier beats ALL the satellite competition offering you our NEW Variety Pak for ONLY $29.99 a month. Premium Movie Channels and Sports are included at NO EXTRA CHARGE!

No Contracts, No Hidden Fees, No Rain Fade. You own your equipment.

Need more information? Call us at 509-486-4137 OR Visit our website  Here

Rainier Satellite, Bringing you the best possible quality at the lowest monthly price!

What type of programming do you want more of from Rainier? Take our poll.

Rainier Satellite values your input. We need to know what kind of programming you’d like to see more of on our C band platform. Choose all choices that apply. This poll runs till February 14, 2019.

ITS VOTING TIME, PLEASE VOTE!

What kind of programming do yo want to see more of with Rainier?

  • Basic Cable TV services (27%, 249 Votes)
  • Sports (26%, 241 Votes)
  • Premium Movies (25%, 236 Votes)
  • Diginets (11%, 106 Votes)
  • Specialty Networks (not seen on Cable) (11%, 98 Votes)

Total Voters: 916

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Your input counts. Rainier wants to build the best big dish service just for you. This can be accomplished with great feedback. We listen. Please participate.

What tracker do you use to move your dish? Take our Poll…

With Rainier’s NEW PRODUCT RELEASE of our Mighty Mini Tracker (dish mover) happening soon, Rainer likes to know… What do you currently move your dish with?

PLEASE VOTE !

What tracker do you use to move your dish?

  • 4DTV (33%, 133 Votes)
  • Pansat AP-600 (31%, 125 Votes)
  • Old Analog Receiver (17%, 69 Votes)
  • GBox Family (14%, 57 Votes)
  • Other (4%, 15 Votes)

Total Voters: 399

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This poll runs to February 14, 2019. You may choose one selection.

Learn More about our NEW Mighty Mini Tracker Mover HERE