[Namaste-dev] Re: Dishes - roll call for experimentation

grayg ralphsnyder wgrayg at mountain.net
Wed Jun 18 20:34:40 PDT 2008

Found a site with lots of LNB ( Low Noise Block-converter) information 
in pretty simple terms and with good photos : first page     
http://www.satcure.co.uk/tech/lnb.htm     and second page     

Also, at http://www.mcmelectronics.com/search.aspx?C=&K=LNB prices for 
purchased LNBs range US$30 to US$200 ... that's without a dish ... so 
there is a lot of value if the 'free discarded' LNBs/dishes can be 
gotten and used.

So that is good for the receiving of the signal from the satellite.

For transmitting the BUC (Block Up Converter) is needed also.

So this means ? that dishes must be found that have both of these LNB 
and BUC ?  Is that commonly used with some of the satellite television 
companies ? 

grayg - KC8SVT

Michelle wrote:
>  Has anyone else on the list set aside a dish for work on Namaste? I'd like to gather some data from you all and split up the work on evaluating feed designs.
> One of the first results from having dishes on hand in the lab is that there is not one standard for the feed housing and placement.
> There are, instead, a multiplicity of standards.
> Some feeds, like this one pictured here:
> have the standard marked on them. This indicates which set of dishes the feed is compatible with.
> I'd hoped to be able to make a feed that would drop in to pretty much any dish, but as you can see, we've got some work to do technically as well as the concerns raised about recommending the dishes for use on properties with deed restrictions where the satellite TV service is exempted. 
> More soon, -Michelle W5NYV
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