Need a Big Dish Mover? Rainier Satellite still makes and sells them.

First the bad news.

Two suppliers of big dish movers won’t be offering them anymore.

1) Titanium Satellite recently announced the End of Production of their ASC-1 dish mover. Brian Gohl owner announced the following.

“Recently I have discussed the future of the ASC1 DiSEqC positioner controller with our resellers and have had to make the difficult decision to end production. I have decided to not manufacture another batch.”

2) Last summer Rick Caylor from Ricks satellite announced he no longer would be selling the VBOX II movers.

3) Last Year the Pansat AP-600 movers stock sold by us ran out.

4) The old 4DTV’s are becoming unreliable and dying daily.

Now the good news. No worries Rainier Satellite has you covered. We’ve brought out our NEW Mighty Mini Tracker line earlier this year.

Trackers are an integral part of operating a big dish. Bottom line you must have one.

Our Mighty Mini mover line offers two models, the Standard and the Heavy Duty.

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Thank you for making our 2019 Anniversary sale a success!

The 2019 Rainier Satellite Anniversary sale has ended. It was an overall success as we welcomed many new folk into our Rainier Satellite family.

With the addition of some of the biggest networks to our Variety and new Variety Plus packages happening soon the time to buy at the low historic $499 price was a no brainier.  As Rainier would like to keep the price that low daily it’s financially impossible.

If you haven’t heard Rainier’s been working very hard to get you the big name content you want. We’re pleased to announce channel’s from A&E Networks, (A&E, History, Lifetime, FYI, Crimes & Investigation, …), Crown Media (Hallmark, Hallmark Movies, Hallmark Drama), Scripps, (Food Network, Cooking, DIY, HGTV, …), Viacom, (Comedy Central, TV Land, Nick, Teen Nick, CMT, MTV, MTV Classic, MTV Live, VH-1, …) NBCU, (USA, Bravo, Golf, Syfy, NBCSN, CNBC, …) and more are in the process of being added for our subscription TV service. They will be added one network plex at a time to our packages meeting programmer requirements.

If you missed out on our sale you don’t have to miss out on the best entertainment for your dish. As we sell our D9865H receiver at a lower 2019 daily price.

When ordering a new receiver its always a good time to add a new dish positioner. Old buggy units are problem prone. The last thing you want is to not be able to access the best entertainment due to an old mover failure. Rainier has the King of Movers to help fill the bill, our Mighty Mini Tracker line. With the announcement last year and recently of competitor positioner’s end of life the Mighty Mini is definitely the mover of choice. They’re in stock and won’t increase in price in the near future due to high tariff rates like with Chinese foreign made movers. We offer a full warranty and U.S. based phone tech support on this and all our products. We service what we sell.

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Once again Rainier Satellite wishes to thank all those who make us possible. With your support we continue to grow, and able to bring the best products and entertainment available today.

When your done with the rest come to the best, Rainier Satellite!

$499 Anniversary Sale Price ENDS MAY 15th. DON’T MISS OUT!!!!

TIME IS RUNNING OUT!!!! If you haven’t ordered Rainier’s D9865H receiver yet at this super low price yet the time to act is now. The price returns to our normal everyday price on May 16th.

Rainier is the only place to get the best entertainment for your big dish. All the old providers of subscription channels have gone away. FTA channels are disappearing at an alarming rate. Don’t let that big dish sit empty. We have the content and more is on its way!

Don’t let this golden opportunity to get the D9865H receiver to unlock all the c band entertainment for only $499. Time’s just about run out. ORDER NOW!

Super Sale Time Begins. Save $250.00 on the D9865H Satellite Receiver!

Now is your chance to get on board with the best satellite television provider for less than ever before. Its Anniversary days at Rainier. To help celebrate were blowing out the D9865H for the lowest price ever.  For a very short time you can get the D9865H satellite receiver for only $499.99, that’s $250.00 off its regular price. To qualify for this low low price a subscription to our new Variety package is required.

Variety offers more for your money than other providers as Premium Movies and Sports are included for a low monthly price of $29.99.  All our HD channels are in Blu Ray or better picture quality. No one else offers this type of resolution. If you own a 4K or HD TV you in for an eye popping treat!

But that’s not all Rainier’s been working very hard to get you the big name content you want. We’re pleased to announce  channel’s from A&E Networks, (A&E, History, Lifetime, FYI, Crimes & Investigation, …), Crown Media (Hallmark, Hallmark Movies, Hallmark Drama), Scripps, (Food Network, Cooking, DIY, HGTV, …), Viacom, (Comedy Central, TV Land, Nick, Teen Nick, CMT, MTV, MTV Classic, MTV Live, VH-1, …) NBCU, (USA, Bravo, Golf, Syfy, NBCSN, CNBC, …)  and more are in the process of being added for our subscription TV service. They will be added to packages soon. The big dish is truly back, with the best entertainment possible all in ULTIMATE HD only from Rainier!

If you own a big dish or looking at getting one. This is your chance to get on board for a short time for the lowest price ever.  Our Anniversary Super Sale ends May 15th, 2019, so don’t waste time debating. If you snooze, you’re going to lose! This low price may never happen again. You can always use Paypal credit, interest free if paid off in 6 months for the purchase.

If you need more information about Rainier’s products and services please call 509-486-4137 to speak with us.

So what are you waiting for?? The time for this SUPER DEAL is slipping away… You can start your order process by clicking below.

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Happy Anniversary Rainier!

The Mighty Mini Heavy Duty Big Dish Positioner is IN STOCK!

The Mighty Mini Heavy Duty Tracker is IN STOCK.  Limited Quantity is Available for our product introduction. First come first serve!

UPDATE 3/15: The first batch of the MMBDT-H is going fast, Thank you to all who’ve made a purchase. Only a few left till our next batch arrives.

Mighty Mini Heavy Duty Big Dish Positioner

Attention big dish owners! A limited number of Mighty Mini Heavy Duty Dish Positioner’s will be in stock this week. They will be sold on a first come first serve basis. These are model MMBDT-H. These offer Rainier’s Exclusive PPPT circuitry. Keep your eyes here at our news page for beginning sale’s date.

Highest Quality:

Rainier Satellite’s Mighty Mini offers the highest quality and value with features no other satellite dish Tracker Controller can match.

Description:

Get your big dish connected to the world’s best mini tracker available on the market today. The Rainier Satellite Mighty Mini Heavy Duty model supplies a powerful 36 volt high amperage current to your actuator for high torque accurate flawless movement. The HD Plus model includes Rainer’s Proprietary PPPT nine element Power Punch Plus circuit with thermal overload shutdown and surge / spike protected M1 & M2 inputs. It’s designed for cold climates and installs where an extra startup punch is needed. Features a two digit numeric LED positional display so you know exactly where your dish is pointing. Four LED bar display operate in sequence to give quick indication to direction dish is traveling. Storing satellites is simple, press one button that’s it. Finding your favorite satellite locations is quick and easy with our direct remote keypad one button operation. Safety stop feature stops dish movement instantly by touching any key on the remote. The Mighty Mini can store up to 32 direct entry satellite positions in its non-volatile memory. Power outages can’t wipe it out. Includes a fine quality full size IR remote. 115 volt AC operation.

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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

You can get your own Mighty Mini here

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

Learn more about Rainier Satellite HERE

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