There were a few of those over sized 8 foot solid dishes at the back of the warehouse. I noticed them last week as we moved some other inventory. They are exactly the same as the ones we were selling since 2017 and are the most recent model, except they come with a black King post instead of the gray one. I can substitute the King post for a buried post or pyramid base if requested. All of the posts are gloss black. If anyone is interested, you can purchase here:
Once these are gone there are no more due to the pandemic and supply chain disruptions, not to mention the weaker economy.
We sold several hundred of these over the years to backyard enthusiasts and feed back was generally very good. This dish is small enough that you won’t get hassled by your neighbours, but large enough to lock almost every transponder over North America.
Due to the recent outbreak of the Corona Virus epidemic in China, we have been forced to suspend all production of our antennas. At this time, our supply chains in China have become disrupted and it is nearly impossible to obtain any raw materials or manufactured goods from that country.
We do not know when things will return to normal. Workers are not returning to factories. Ports are not shipping containers. The country is in complete lock down.
At this time we have limited inventory of 10′, 12′, 13.5′ and 15′ antennas. This inventory won’t last more than 1-2 months. We are out of stock on 6′ and 8′ antennas and have been for a while. Other products like controllers, actuators, feed horns and LNBs are in short supply too.
We contacted everyone who expressed an interest in purchasing our products in the last two weeks and let them know about the situation and reserved their orders. Now we are releasing a public statement so everyone knows about the pending shortages.
If you are a TV or Radio station manager and need a large antenna, please contact us and we will reserve it for you. If you are an amateur satellite enthusiast and were planning to install a C-band dish this spring, you may want to purchase your antenna sooner rather than later. If our web store indicates something is in stock, then we have it in our warehouse and you can order it immediately.
We hope the situation in China gets back to normal soon, but there is no guarantee of that happening. In the meantime, we are looking at other supply chain options, including domestic manufacturing of certain products.
In order to serve our customers better, Tek2000 has launched a new, interactive e-commerce website! Our satellite products are now labelled as “consumer” or “commercial” to help our customers purchase the right antenna, whether it be for home satellite TV reception or for professional TV broadcasting.
Please use the interactive menu on the left to navigate through our products. Our checkout system now offers both regular courier and motor freight shipping options, along with estimated shipping costs based on your zip code. International customers can request a quote for sea shipping during the checkout process.
Thank you to all our customers who have purchased from us in the past and we hope to see you again in our TVRO store in 2019!!
C-Band orthomode feeds are now back in stock. These feeds are typically used by the cable head-ends to separate and simultaneously receive the V and H polarities. You can run the outputs to a switch and feed multiple receivers. You can also use this setup with a single receiver, but you will have to separate your channels into H and V polarities. This can be easily accomplished with the ZGemma 4K receiver which has a dual DVB-S2 tuner.
These orthomode feeds also come with “mini” LNBs which means they will fit under most feed covers (including the one sold with our antennas) and stay dry.
I’ve been informed this morning that several containers full of mesh antennas have arrived in the port of Vancouver. They have been grounded and will be trucked to our warehouse in Ontario within 2 weeks. After that, all backorders will start shipping out. These are the latest designs (2018 models) and include 12′, 10′, 8′ and 6′ dish sizes and np roof mounts, pole adapters and tall poles. I will start emailing tracking numbers to everyone next week if you ordered these products, but keep in mind they will only track once they are actually dispatched from our warehouse.
We are still taking pre-orders on these antennas for a few more days. We sold more antennas than anticipated this winter (mostly to Florida and the Caribbean) and anticipate strong spring sales too. I ordered 25% more mesh dish stock for this year, but I can’t guarantee they will last to the end of the year. If they don’t last, hopefully I will have solid antennas in stock later in the year. But if your preference is mesh, then March/April/May is an excellent time of year to install these!
Thanks to everyone who supports us. Without you, the modern TVRO revolution would NOT be possible!
If you are a TV or radio station manager in Florida and your TVROs sustained serious damage during hurricane Irma, we can assist you with replacing them. We are fully stocked with heavy-duty 12′ and 13.5′ antennas and can get them to you within 4 business days! No need to call us and ask about stock because we got a whole warehouse full!
We also stock heavy-duty poles for both 12′ and 13.5′ antennas which are not listed in our store yet. The 12′ takes a 4.5″ O.D. pole and the 13.5′ takes a 5.5″ O.D. pole. The base is square with 4 welded triangles and the pole is further stabilized under the dish collar with 4 rigid struts that anchor into the ground. Hurrican Irma won’t be messing with you again!
If you are a resident of Florida and your consumer TVRO got damaged or destroyed, please contact us and we’ll quote you a good price to get you back up and running. We carry 6′, 8′ and 10′ consumer TVROs in addition to the 12′ and 13.5′.
All consumer products sold are for legal free-to-air satellite reception only. TV stations and cable companies using commercial antennas must be authorized to receive programming from providers. We do not provide decoders, support or after-market products for encrypted programming. All TVRO antennas sold are for RX (receive) operation only and are not certified for TX (transmit) operation unless otherwise stated.