|Fig 1 Kit
||Retro Television Network||H/V||126.8
||GlobeCast World TV||H/V||142
||NBC, Pentagon Channel||H/V
||PBS Satellite Services
KU Band LNBF
RF: 12.2 - 12.7 GHz
IF: 950 - 1450 MHz
LO: 11.25 GHz
Gain: 60 dB
NF: 0.5 dB
Ku Twin LNBF
RF: 11.7 - 12.2 GHz
IF: 950 - 1450 MHz
LO: 10.75 GHz
Gain: 60 dB
NF: 0.6 dB
Freq: 950 - 2400 MHz
IL: 3 dB
Pwr: 500 mA Max
|Chain Link Fence Post used
for Free To Air (FTA) satellite dish
Red device is a three way level used to plumb the post while the concrete was wet.
at the lower left is the top of a ground rod.
|Free To Air (FTA) Dish on
Short F-type cable installed getting ready for signal strength meter.
|Degree marks enhanced
Clamp Bolts to prevent movement in azimuth not yet installed.
|Factory mounting tubing and
|The cable shown plugged into
the PCI card is the IR remote sensor.
The red and green LED are marked READY and WORK.
The two type-F connectors are marked LNB IN and LNB OUT.
Mini CD-ROM not shown in photo. Has:
rDirect X 9
|It turns out that my desktop
computer after upgrading the power supply still has marginal
capacity so no new hardware will be added to it. Maybe
it's time to get another desktop computer?
|The receiver is a Traxis
It has the Easy Find system that should make pointing the dish easier.
Not shown but included is a remote, instruction booklet and set of cables.
|DMS International USA -
lots of FTA info
Twin Ku LNBF
RF Freq: 11.7 to 12.2 GHz
LO Freq: 10.75 GHz
IF Freq: 950 to 1450 MHz
NF: 0.2 dB
clamp size: 40mm
They now have the Spitfire 0.1 dB NF LNB p/n spitfire
and they have the DBS4000 Receiver
This LNB uses the DISEqC Digital Satellite Equipment Control and in addition has the Easy Find feature that blinks an LED on the LNB to indicate signal strength and that you are pointed to the correct satellite.
|Radio Shack 15-1218 Passive
3-way Splitter i.e. A, B C Switch
The idea is that you can select one of three RF sources to feed a TV set that does not already have it's own input selection capability. For example Off Air Antenna, Cable or VCR.
Don't know if this splitter works with DISEqC Digital Satellite Equipment Control in terms of DC paths or frequency response.
|Cables and hardware package
|Dish mount bracket
|40mm LNB support
|1 Meter circular dish.
The motor has a couple of type-F connectors, one to the receiver and one to the LNB.
On one side of the mounting bracket is a L attitude scale and on the other side an elevation angle scale, either will work.
For me at 39N the elevation angle is 90 - 39 =) 51 degrees.
The declination angle that needs to be set on the dish bracket is down 6.14 degrees. This is because the satellites are not at infinity but rather close to the Earth so instead of zero declination angle you need to look down a little.
The 4 bolts that hold the motor to it's bracket were missing. They are M8-1.25 x 20mm with associated flat and lock washers.
The mast U-bolts may be the same size.
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