How many thousands of dollars have you spent looking for that FTA receiver that works right?

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This is a question asked time and time again. You go out looking for the Holy Grail of FTA receivers. You pick up the newest and greatest model with it promising to give you bug free operation and low and behold once set up the problems start to manifest. You contact the dealer and they tell you we are aware of this and a software upgrade is coming out to fix this. You wait patiently, if the upgrade manifests your soon disappointed since it ends up causing you other problems, some you didn’t have before.

You call the dealer back, he strings you along, then drops the bomb… WERE SORRY BUT WE CAN’T SOLVE THIS PROBLEM AND WE ARE DISCONTINUING SUPPORT FOR THAT RECEIVER MODEL. Totally flabbergasted you start looking for a replacement. Then you notice the dealer you bought the discontinued supported model from is now offering a new model that promises you the Holy Grail once again. He promises this is it, and you need it. It’s a vicious circle. Truth is it’s not out there with these low priced off shore products that these FTA dealers sell. Only commercial grade U.S. supported models costing thousands of dollars intended for the formats they are designed for are bug free and work well all the time.

Enter Rainier Satellites D9865 satellite receiver. What’s different about it? Well the 9865 is a commercial grade satellite receiver intended to decode our PowerVu Subscription TV channels. But it has a plus; it’s also a commercial grade FTA receiver. It doesn’t suffer from the bugs that these low cost FTA receivers suffer from. It’s right out of the box and built with longevity in mind.

So you have to ask yourself, am I going to continue to play musical chairs with these cheap FTA receivers every time I turn around? or am I going to shell out the extra dollars needed and do it right once and for all to get a quality commercial product. Sit down and add up the thousands of $$$$ you have spent over the years on these throw away FTA boxes and find out your still at square one.

Get Rainier Satellites highly acclaimed D9865 Receiver and besides having enjoyable bug free FTA viewing you can also subscribe to the best HD available only from the C band masters, Only Rainier’s 9865 receiver can do both.

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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.

Features:

  • 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.

NOW IN STOCK!      GET THE All IN ONE SOLUTION!

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Additional Views

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Front View

remote

Fine quality remote

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Rear View 110-220/240 volt selectable