Saorsat LNB - Linear Mod?

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Anyone seen any mods to turn the Saorsat LNB to linear now there are feeds on 7E?

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Looking at the frequencies on Lyngsat, maybe the easiest, erm, "mod", would be to swap the Ka LNB for a Ku LNB perhaps... :confused
 
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Well no, there are KA feeds on 7E, but I've been told on boards.ie they're not in the range the Soarsat LNB does.
 
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There's a bit of info on here with people using different types of lnb. Norsat spring to mind.
Would be good if someone did mod a Saorsat lnb.
_http://www.dxsatcs.com/ka-band-reception-videos
 
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Have to wonder if there are any DVB TV feeds in the 19.7-20.2GHz range the Soarsat LNB takes.
 
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"Anyone seen any mods to turn the Saorsat LNB to linear now there are feeds on 7E?"

K band (K band: 18-26, Ka band: 26-40 GHz) covers 4 different bands and each of `em covers 1000Mhz. You can not get different band with the Inverto ka band lnb...nor even linera polarization of the same band! The only weay is to use a necessary lnb, feed and omt to get both polarities.
In general it is called Ka banad even it is not the band downlink operates in....

A) 18.2-19.2 GHz
:cool:19.2-20.2 GHz
C) 20.2-21.2 GHz
D) 21.2-22.2 GHz

There are DRO LNBs available for the first three bands, unfortunately manufacturers offer for the 4<sup>th</sup> band PLL LNBs only. There`s a reason to do so I guess.... What`s can bother us is the price of PLLs as a PLL lnb by Norsat costs ca. $1500-1700.
 

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Well, I wanted to attach more pictures but it gives me only this terrible size option and I`m not going to resize a picture to 2x2 cm!
:-downt You can upload up to 56.87K of files (Max. single file size: 56.87K) :-downt
 
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That's some collection of LNB's there. Thanks
 
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It looks that it allows to uploade proper size now (Max. single file size: 10MB) so here we go again!
Different stuff for Ka band reception.
Single polarity OMT and original Ka band feedhorn F/D 0.5-0.7, both made by Prodelin.
 

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There's some interesting reading here where the person has modifed a directv lnb.

www.uhf-satcom.com/kaband/
 
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