Just Sharing This Extended ku - 13.4 to 13.65 ghz reception.

John

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Thanks to Forum member Moonbase who very kindly imported a small quantity of custom Extended Ku 13.4 to 13.65 GHz lnb's for a few forum members to enable us to explore the arc and this new section of the Ku satellite band.
The equipment should be fitted on my reflectors later on in the week to come.
Here's a few pics of the imported items.
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cool, didnt even know there was a little more room a the top. Any lists of whats been spotted so far?

are current tuners able to tune the extended band ?
 
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John

John

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North Nottinghamshire.
My Satellite Setup
Elite 2.2 PF - CM1.8 - CM1.2 - Gibertini 1.25.
Ku - Ka -C & Ext C.
PC cards-TM5402 receivers.
Promax FSM.
My Location
North Nottinghamshire.
cool, didnt even know there was a little more room a the top. Any lists of whats been spotted so far?

are current tuners able to tune the extended band ?


Very early days for this segment of the Ku band for enthusiasts to explore - Amos-17 @ 17°E has downlinks info for 13.4 to 13.65 GHz beams for Africa & not known if steerable at this stage. Iv'e not seen any reports as yet of any received signals but time will tell.
I have a CM 1.2 as a test dish that will be fitted with a new 12.75 - 13.75 GHz lnbf that has an unobstructed arc view from 70°E to 70°W for me to cast the search net for any signs of life of any kind.
Re: LO's - Ideally a receiver or PC card that has a lnb LO 'User Input' feature is ideal , enter LO 11.800 so as to give you the received frequency, it should work ok with receivers that do not have this function - i will test this out on some less equipped receivers at a later date.
** Very early days for this Ku segment - There might be absolutely nothing of interest, or indeed nothing at all at this early stage, but if you don't cast your net - you don't catch!.
 
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moonbase

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...are current tuners able to tune the extended band ?

I have attached a picture below of a Technomate TM-5402 HD (M3) receiver that is setup for the extended Ku-Band range on 17.0E. Apologies for the reflective glare circle in the centre of TV screen but you can still see the LNB setup on the right side.
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John

John

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Location
North Nottinghamshire.
My Satellite Setup
Elite 2.2 PF - CM1.8 - CM1.2 - Gibertini 1.25.
Ku - Ka -C & Ext C.
PC cards-TM5402 receivers.
Promax FSM.
My Location
North Nottinghamshire.
Thanks to Forum member Moonbase who very kindly imported a small quantity of custom Extended Ku 13.4 to 13.65 GHz lnb's for a few forum members to enable us to explore the arc and this new section of the Ku satellite band.
The equipment should be fitted on my reflectors later on in the week to come.
Here's a few pics of the imported items.
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... Pictures courtesy of Moonbase
 
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The original forum query was exactly one year ago.

 
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