Wanted Norsat 9000b-2 ka-band lnb

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Looking for a Norsat 9000B-2 Ka-Band LNB
 
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Looking for a Norsat 9000B-2 Ka-Band LNB


Just out of curiosity, what is it within Band B Ka that takes your interest
 
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Just out of curiosity, what is it within Band B Ka that takes your interest
RTE 9E and what ever else is out there att he moment I only have the triax ka lnbf
 
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Looking for a Norsat 9000B-2 Ka-Band LNB

What is your budget?

I have a brand new and boxed Norsat 9000BF DRO LNB, with L.O. stability figure of +/- 1 MHz and gain of 55db. I think it is the earlier version of the 9000B-2.

The figures for the Norsat 9000B-2 (DRO) are listed as L.O. stability of +/- 2 MHz and gain of 60db so there does not seem to be much between them.
 

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What is your budget?

I have a brand new and boxed Norsat 9000BF DRO LNB, with L.O. stability figure of +/- 1 MHz and gain of 55db. I think it is the earlier version of the 9000B-2.

The figures for the Norsat 9000B-2 (DRO) are listed as L.O. stability of +/- 2 MHz and gain of 60db so there does not seem to be much between them.
I would be interested in the B in if the price was right im looking to do it as a project in spare time to you also have any KA-feed horns?
 
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I would be interested in the B in if the price was right im looking to do it as a project in spare time to you also have any KA-feed horns?

I think we might be quite some way apart on price based on the link below?




There is an XMW feed horn (FD9000) that is available online, link to supplier below. I have also attached a picture attached below of an FD9000 feed horn installed on a prime focus dish with an XMW LNB attached to it.



If you can get a Ka-Band feed horn that is matched to your dish that would be your best option.
 

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How do you go about viewing ka band, how many lnb do you need?
 
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How do you go about viewing ka band, how many lnb do you need?

The stuff with pictures that is available to a UK location is on Ka-Band frequencies via sub bands A B, C and D. Multiple sub band LNB's are available commercially but they are not cheap. A pair of LNB's to cover sub bands A and D is a useful set to get. You will also need a feedhorn.

Once you have sourced the equipment, it is a matter of setting up the Ka-Band LNB with feed horn on the dish and setting the L.O. in your receiver. A Technomate TM5402 receiver can accept Ka-Band L.O.'s as can a Dr HD D15 receiver. Once the kit is setup just scan as you normally would for C-Band or Ku-Band.

Be prepared for a frustrating time with a fair bit of expenditure. The equipment if bought over the counter is not cheap and the signal levels can be quite variable with fine adjustments involved to get it right.
 
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>> " I would be interested in the B in if the price was right im looking to do it as a project in spare time to you also have any KA-feed horns?" <<

Ka band exploration is not quite as 'Plug & Play' as Ku or C-band is, sourcing surplus Ka band equipment can be difficult & expensive and also is spread over four or more separate band segments normally requiring a dedicated lnb / feed/ poloriser depending on what you want to receive. I have spent many years searching and collecting surplus Ka bits so you have to keep your eyes open on a regular basis for stuff to come up.
Can you give us an idea of what your 'Project' might entail - it would give us a better idea on how to pass on our mistakes and successes to you
 
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>> " I would be interested in the B in if the price was right im looking to do it as a project in spare time to you also have any KA-feed horns?" <<

Ka band exploration is not quite as 'Plug & Play' as Ku or C-band is, sourcing surplus Ka band equipment can be difficult & expensive and also is spread over four or more separate band segments normally requiring a dedicated lnb / feed/ poloriser depending on what you want to receive. I have spent many years searching and collecting surplus Ka bits so you have to keep your eyes open on a regular basis for stuff to come up.
Can you give us an idea of what your 'Project' might entail - it would give us a better idea on how to pass on our mistakes and successes to you


Sorry MB, didn't spot your reply until i had sent mine
 
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Sorry MB, didn't spot your reply until i had sent mine

No worries, I am just a puppy in the world of the Ka Men. You guru's have crossed the finishing line while I am still in the starting blocks.
 
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There is an XMW feed horn (FD9000) that is available online, link to supplier below. I have also attached a picture attached below of an FD9000 feed horn installed on a prime focus dish with an XMW LNB attached to it.



If you can get a Ka-Band feed horn that is matched to your dish that would be your best option.
The LHCP version is 39Euro from
Is there a plate that can me moved or removed?

The Aussie site says it's WR-41, maybe that's not a typo if you have to drill the holes out!
 
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The LHCP version is 39Euro from
Is there a plate that can me moved or removed?

That is a very cheap price, it shows what the markup can be on these Ka components. At that price of €39 it is worth it just to see if there is a plate inside it that can be removed?

The seller of the €39 FD9000L is reliable, I have bought stuff from them in the past and they shipped quickly to the UK.
 
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The LHCP version is 39Euro from
Is there a plate that can me moved or removed?

The Aussie site says it's WR-41, maybe that's not a typo if you have to drill the holes out!


I managed to buy two from them about a year and a half ago but i don't think he has them in stock any more as although you can see them on the site it does not have a 'buy' option - at least not on my computer anyway. Although they 'work' on Band D 21.2 -22.2 - it states on them only up to 20GHz. I tend to use a scalar feed now that actually come off the surplus Band D Hughes or Gilat ODU's which really do perform better and really match well to the 1.2 Gibby i use for Ka stuff.
 
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How do you go about viewing ka band, how many lnb do you need?


Keep an eye on this thread as it evolves - it could answer some of your queries as we go along
 
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...Although they 'work' on Band D 21.2 -22.2 - it states on them only up to 20GHz.

That might be a contributing factor to my signal levels going down when I compared the Ka-Band D performance of a Precision 2.0m dish with Gilat LNB on the FD9000 feed with a Precision 1.5m dish with Gilat LNB on the Elite Antennas Ka feed?

The Ka-Band D range of 21.20 - 22.20 GHz might have been too far above the optimum scope of the FD9000 feed whereas the Elite Antennas Ka feed could manage it easily?
 
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satellite superstore are selling what they say is ka band lnb for £30, no mention of whether band a b c or d, is it the ghz whice determines the letter?
 
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satellite superstore are selling what they say is ka band lnb for £30, no mention of whether band a b c or d, is it the ghz whice determines the letter?

Yes, it is the GHz range that determines the Ka-Band letter.

That LNB sold by Satellite Superstore is for use on 9.0 East for the RTE channels on Ka-Band B. As far as I know, it is no good for any of the stuff on Ka-Bands A and D.

Of the 9 Ka-Band satellites that host frequencies with video that are easily visible to most UK locations, only 1 of the 9 uses Ka-Band B (9.0 East)
 
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That might be a contributing factor to my signal levels going down when I compared the Ka-Band D performance of a Precision 2.0m dish with Gilat LNB on the FD9000 feed with a Precision 1.5m dish with Gilat LNB on the Elite Antennas Ka feed?

The Ka-Band D range of 21.20 - 22.20 GHz might have been too far above the optimum scope of the FD9000 feed whereas the Elite Antennas Ka feed could manage it easily?



... Hmmm, there you go - could well be
 
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