Oyster Sat Maintenance

Submitted: Friday, Aug 18, 2006 at 19:35
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Is it ok to give this a good hose down all over to remove dirt and salt? What about the electrical thing which receives the signal at the focal point of the dish? Can this be hosed also?
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Reply By: Bushtracker - Friday, Aug 18, 2006 at 20:37

Friday, Aug 18, 2006 at 20:37
I have met the Importers of the unit, and they seem to know what they are talking about. Please contact them directly, S.I.M. would have their number if it is not in their paperwork with the Oyster... I forget the parent company off hand, but this is tooooo expensive of a toy to take the advice of anybody else with regards to this... In my opinion... Regards, Ranger...
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Reply By: Fosssil - Friday, Aug 18, 2006 at 23:02

Friday, Aug 18, 2006 at 23:02
Hi Flipp'n Lorry,
When you get your answer, could you please post it here with no responsibility taken etc...
Regards,
fosss
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Reply By: Silver and Tinks - Friday, Aug 18, 2006 at 23:15

Friday, Aug 18, 2006 at 23:15
what is the difference between hosing down and heavy rain I have left mine open in heavy rain and washed it it down.

If it can't handle water it should not be on the roof

Scott
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Follow Up By: Bushtracker - Saturday, Aug 19, 2006 at 00:54

Saturday, Aug 19, 2006 at 00:54
Silver and Tinks,
The answer is we do not know, and direct hose pressure on the micro-receiver might be a No-No.... That is the point, thought someone should talk to the Source before getting carried away...

Regards, Ranger

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Reply By: Black Cobra - Saturday, Aug 19, 2006 at 04:12

Saturday, Aug 19, 2006 at 04:12
I just luv this technical stuff on this site "the electrical thing" very descriptive LOL.

Stewart
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Follow Up By: Turist - Wednesday, Aug 23, 2006 at 21:30

Wednesday, Aug 23, 2006 at 21:30
SWMBO says you are wrong.

It's an electrical thingy

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Reply By: TroopyTracker - Wednesday, Aug 23, 2006 at 03:30

Wednesday, Aug 23, 2006 at 03:30
Electrical thing?? LNB?? Unless the LNB on the Oysters is specific to the unit I'd doubt you could do much damage with a spray of the hose. About $45 for a new one on my stand alone setup. COuld be totally different item though...... Ours has been bashed around by bikes under the bed, blown over in dust storms ( landing on LNB) and is still going strong.

Matt
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Reply By: Flipp'n Lorry - Wednesday, Aug 23, 2006 at 19:49

Wednesday, Aug 23, 2006 at 19:49
I spoke with SmartSat this morning and they advised that it is fine to wash all over - however, use low pressure only (not a high pressure cleaner) to avoid penetrating any of the seals.
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Reply By: Flipp'n Lorry - Thursday, Aug 24, 2006 at 05:48

Thursday, Aug 24, 2006 at 05:48
Updated advice from SmartSat rec'd today:

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Washing the Oyster Digital is fine as it is water proof. However,please do not use high-pressure hoses as the water can actually seep into the system and cause damage. Using a bucket and water is the best way to clean the system.

Regards,

Marc Fischer
SmartSat
www.smartsat.com.au
1 / 4 Resources Ct.
Molendinar QLD 4218
Ph: (07) 55 975 911
Fax: (07) 55 974711
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