A letter from the President

A letter from Rainier Satellites President.

Greetings All,

I personally want to take this time to thank all who have become part of the Rainier Satellite subscription TV family. Our latest figures show subscriber count continues to grow. Also our various webstore product sales are seeing exciting expansion in sales too. This is great news for those who love their C band television. With this continued growth Rainier can keep investing in expanding and adding products and services for you the backyard dish owner.

We will be releasing two versions of our core electronics package in the very near future. A lower cost basic package, and high end professional package (for those who demand the best). They will both include quality Norsat PLL LNB’s, a Chaparral dual feedhorn, and switch needed to control the polarity to the D9865 series receivers. To complete the package it adds the world class Pansat AP-600 mover to move your dish for use with our  D9865 receiver for the complete full arc Rainier Satellite updated  C band experience.

Rainier also continues to make progress with our new  CAS+Plus platform. which will transform the C band industry. With 16 current and growing number of contracts with various programmers for their channels. The CAS +Plus system can easily yield 100 or more channels coming to this exciting platform.

We hope you can find the time to stop by our website

Rainier Satellite

and webstore

Rainier Webstore

to see whats new and exciting happening with C band television. We hope many C band enthusiasts who stop by will soon become members of the Rainier Satellite TV Family as the expansive C band growth continues.

Best Wishes all,

Robert Scharman,

President Rainier Satellite LLC







Rainier Announces CAS Plus

From the Presidents Desk.

Rainier Satellite is proud to announce a new CAS Plus system will be rolled out on many current  & future channels being added on Rainier Satellites C band satellite platform.  With the new CAS Plus system deployed the C band signals the programmers and Rainier use will be secure from breaches in conditional access security that may be found on other older style conditional access systems.  Many industry leading big name programmers are being added to the new system as of writing this. The new CAS Plus system being unique in the way it works also protects and renders older system breaches unusable by those trying to use them. CAS Plus  is based on the latest state of the art technology to date. Rainier is proud to be at the forefront of this project and  implementation on signals has begun.  What this means for the programmers and consumer are signals will be fully secure, and allows access to 100’s of channels Rainier is acquiring for its C band Pure HD satellite platform.

Dealers Join the Future of C bands HD & 4K Today


If you are a C band dealer or home entertainment provider wishing to expand your business into the exciting future of HD and 4K you can easily become a dealer for Rainier Satellites expanding network of dealers by downloading and returning our dealer application form. Once approved you will be able to resell Rainier products and services to your clients. Rainier will provide your business information free of charge to our clients and basic association advertisement on our website of approved dealers. Professional business advertising is also available (contact corporate@rainiersatellite.net) for our pro package.

Get into the future of  HD and 4K entertainment today.

Download application now

Rainier Satellite now selling The TI Fighter C-Band DRO LNB

Got TI?  Get it out with this.


Hard to find – not anymore. We have them.

About the Product

Norsat TI Fighter DRO commercial grade LNB gets the TI out. This hard to get LNB assists in eliminating terrestrial interference from radar and other microwave sources by operating above the offending frequency range of 3.7GHz. +/-250k stability. Noise Temperature: 25 K.

Norsat LNBs are graded by Stability and Noise Temperature to provide the perfect balance between required performance and cost Proven reliability for lower lifetime costs. DRO 250k stability to control receiver drift and employ lower bit rates. Excellent Phase Noise to Lower Carrier to Noise margins, improving BER.

Order it from Rainier Satellite here

In Search of the Best Stand Alone Satellite Dish Mover.

Rainier Satellite is proud to announce we are now a dealer for and selling the Best Quality solid well built, bug free mover made today, the Pansat AP 600.

AP 600

We have tested them all, from the low cost V box 7, V box II, and all the off names of the V box family.  To the high cost Titanium ASC-1, They all fell short of the quality and robustness we were looking for.

The V Box family had issues, it failed in cold climates,  under continuous use, or moving  8 foot larger, or heavier dishes. We could not settle or justify selling a product to our customers with these multiple issues.

We also tested the Titanium ASC-1 but were quickly disappointed  by its problems. Most noted its runaway motor control, (it quickly runs your dish to the end of its travel by itself when an incorrect key is pushed, or senses something incorrectly) This is dangerous, and can ruin dishes (dish flip) and actuators (bent arms).   Other bugs and problems cropped up too, too many to mention here.  Once again, we  were just not satisfied with it nor could endorse,  or sell a product like this to our customers.

We needed something that was guaranteed to work well under all conditions and not buggy for our customers. We took the same into consideration when finding a receiver for our services.  It must work and work well, this is our goal. Rainier Satellite prides itself on selling only quality fully tested products.

So what was Left?

We needed a product that would  work as well as the 4DTV or other  quality built C band satellite receivers tracker did, bug free. Well the AP 600 actually does just that. It performs flawless, and is bug free. We are very happy with its solid robust performance.

If you look under the AP 600’s hood its build on the old school  electronic design just like the old satellite receivers which worked so well.

(AP-600 below)

AP-600 Inside. Notice the High Amperage Transformer and spaced out parts design layout. This layout provides cooler running operation for long life.

Its a breath of fresh air to see something built with the old school  design quality (AP-600) and integrity that served C band so well for many years.

Everything today seems to be based on low cost cheap robotic sub-mini design. (ASC-1 example below)

ASC-1 robotic sub-mini cramped parts design. This design is prone to heat issues.
Sub-mini robotic design using surface mount devices. This get hot fast.
Sub-mini robotic design using surface mount devices. This gets hot fast.

Or uses cheap underrated parts like the V Box family. Inside the V-Box models you can see the cheaply made poor design with its under rated transformer.

Poor design V Box
Low cost design on V Box models. The V boxes are prone to heat failure with its underrated transformer and underrated parts.
Close up of V box shows its cramped design that runs hot.
Close up of V Box circuit design shows its cramped design that runs hot.

Which unit would you choose?

More about The AP 600.

The AP600 supplies 36 volts to your actuator for quick flawless movement. It features a four digit alpha-numeric LED positional display so you know exactly where your dish is pointing. Finding your favorite satellite locations is quick and easy. The AP600 can store up to 99 satellite positions in its non-volatile memory. Power outages can’t wipe out your settings. It includes a fine quality IR remote.


  • Powerful 36 Volt DC high amperage design.
  • 10 Amp 110 VDC rated dual motor relays.
  • Overload Protection.
  • Fuse Protection.
  • Accurate position counting.
  • Easy to read four digit alpha-numeric LED display.
  • 99 Satellite positions.
  • Works with any Receiver via Remote Control.
  • Compatible with any Actuator using a reed or hall sensor.
  • Actuator re-synchronization feature for easy reset.
  • Parental Lock / Unlock feature.
  • Programable over-travel limits.
  • Non-volatile memory.
  • 110-240 volt selectable.
  • Full size remote and buttons.

After a long hard search and countless hours of testing at Rainier for the best dish mover controller, we can say its finally been found. We are very happy to be able to sell this fine product in our store, for a fair price to our customers, for use with their Rainier D9865 receivers and or other equipment they may be using. The long hard search is over.


Get the All in One Solution

Order the AP 600 here

Additional Views


Front View


Fine quality remote


Rear View 110-220/240 volt selectable