Using a sky q lnb as a stop-gap

Adam792

Adam792

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My Satellite Setup
Dishes: 80cm (5°W/4.8°E), 80cm (30°W), 60cm Zone 2 (13°E/19.2°E/28.2°E)
Receivers: HTPC (Intel i3 processor, nVidia Graphics, and TBS6905 4x DVB-S2 PCIe tuner card) running Ubuntu with Kodi/TVHeadend, Wetek Play2, Skybox M3.
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Worcester
Just a quick question before I try this and damage anything!

Until recently, we had Sky Q, and we now have a remaining Sky zone 1 dish with the bog standard Sky Q LNB (not a hybrid), installed high up on the wall where I have no means of reaching. (This system has always been completely separate from my other dishes as this is the best way for me to avoid any complaints... :D)

It'd be nice to have access to the new Pick HD channel on 12363V for some of the football in the next few weeks rather than the grotty SD on Freeview. As I can't get to the dish to swap over the LNB for one of the minidish universal ones I have lying about, how far will I get using a normal receiver?

As I understand it, from bits I've read from other posts on here - of the two outputs of the Sky Q LNB, one gives all H frequencies and one gives all V, with the LO being 10.41GHz and the voltage given by the SkyQ box being 12V.

If I work out which feed is the vertical, and tune to 12553V -

12363 - 10410 + 10600 = 12553

Is this bodge likely to work? Or will the 13V and 22kHz tone output damage the Sky Q LNB?

I'm happy to give it a try as long as it's not likely to break anything. :D
 
Adam792

Adam792

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My Satellite Setup
Dishes: 80cm (5°W/4.8°E), 80cm (30°W), 60cm Zone 2 (13°E/19.2°E/28.2°E)
Receivers: HTPC (Intel i3 processor, nVidia Graphics, and TBS6905 4x DVB-S2 PCIe tuner card) running Ubuntu with Kodi/TVHeadend, Wetek Play2, Skybox M3.
My Location
Worcester
Decided to just give this a go in the end, it does work in the way I’d imagined.

On my Edision IP S2, you can set a custom LO frequency in any case, along with setting the voltage to always 13V and 22kHz tone to off. Everything then matches up to the correct frequencies (with one polarisation from each cable).

On our Panasonic TV, you have to work out the frequencies as I did above, but that works too.

Obviously on either of them you can only tune transponders between about 11350 and 12500 where the IF range output overlaps for the wideband and univeral LNBs.
 
Lazarus

Lazarus

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My Satellite Setup
80cm Motorised.
Several small Dishes.
Much else.
My Location
North York Moors
Nice little experiment :Y
 
rolfw

rolfw

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Technomate 5402 HD M2 Ci, DM7000s, Transparent 80cm Dish, Moteck SG2100 DiseqC motor, lots of legacy gear. Meters: Satlook Digital NIT, Promax HD Ranger+ spectrum analyser.
My Location
Berkshire
Well done, nice work around.:)
 
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