2.4 m C-band dish (1 Viewer)

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Octavio

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Hi,I'm going to install a 2.4m C-band solid dish. I'm not new to C-band but I'm not familiar with the new technologies and equipment available today. I want to set up two receivers, one of which will have to be a slave and, of course, I want to receive both C and Ku band signals. I know what I need as far as the LNBF, actuator to move the dish, a V-box or something similar to control it, and coaxial cable ( about 100 feet) but don't know how to set up the two receivers. Can anybody tell me what I exactly need to set this up? What type of switch do I need and what's the best way to do it?Thanks in advance.
 

Anole

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What kind of receivers?
What LNBF did you have in mind?
Since you are far to the east, do you intend to get any Atlantic satellites on Ku or C-band which are circular? (say "no")

I'm not fond of slaving, as it has too many limitation, but we can get into that later.

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"What is the best way?"
Well, the best way would be a dual-band ortho mode feed, with two C-band and two Ku band LNBs.
You follow that with a 4x8 powered multiswitch modified to put out 18 volts to both LNBs.
Then up to 8 receivers can choose either C or Ku without interfering with the other receiver.
 

Octavio

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Thanks Anole,
I'm thinking of the AZbox HD Premium and OPen Box S9 or S10 as my receivers. And yes, I want the circular polarizer because that's what I had on my C-band days (about 15 years ago), and according to Lyngsat there are a lot of channels using that polarity on the Atlantic satellites. I think this set up is going to cost a small fortune, but it's OK. The LNBF I had in mind was the DMS C-Ku band universal, but I guess that's no longer an option if I want to go with the ortho feed.
 
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