Bsc621-2 C/ku Lnbf

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Just back from a week working on motorized satellite systems in L.A. California :)
First thing I see on my return is a new C/KU LNB for testing :)

Still working on it so once again this is a review/test in progress.

I have been using the Splendid ASC-421 C-Band LNB up until now and the first thing I did was swap it with the new CKU LNBF.

I was on a HD movie channel, the signal Quality was at 67% as soon as I swapped the LNB the quality jumped to around 70% :)

Still working on the KU side and will add my findings here........

The C-Band side is standard with the L.O. being 05150

The KU side of the LNB is a Universal with the L.O. being 09750-10600

The REALLY neat thing about this fantastic LNB is that it has its own internal 2x1 DiSEqC switch, so one cable from the receiver does it all!

MUCH more to come!


"High stability DRO, and using the new BSC technology"

Comes with a dielectric plate for the few circular polarized C-Band satellites.

Nasty Negitave remarks will always be removed from a review!
 
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Pictures......
 

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vj9999

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PSB said:
VERY nice! "Alex" a member here from AL. has tried this before, same principle as the CKU LNB I am testing right now!

Great work!

How is that CKU test going? Where is it/will be available?

I think my spare c lnb was broken to start with and asc 421 that I was using got flooded with water :( So I am C less right now.
 
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Test is still under way here in MN?

The LNB is NOT available yet. Will open the thread when I post my results over the weekend/Monday.

Was just back from a road trip so thought I would go ahead and post the pictures A.S.A.P!
 
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Update, still getting PERFECT results with C band but not having as much luck with KU, for example the best I can get on The University Network on IA-6 is around 45% and on Azteca I get around 60% signal Quality.

I have never tried KU before with my 6' mesh dish so will be open to suggestions here!

Was out last night and at some points was able to max out the signal quality on KU signals on my professional satellite ID. meter (SatHawk) but never as good on the receiver.

Was hoping to work some more on this today but we are having HEAVY thunderstorms!
 
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WGN News SBS6

Signal Quality at 60% on the CKU LNB and 6' dish (Around 75% on the 36" with Invacom 0.3dB)
 
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maybe the holes in your dish are too big for good KU reception

Have you tried to mount this on your 36" dish and see what happens for KU?
 
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PSB

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Will try the 40" P* later, but the holes seem small enough.
Can you drop your 6' dish off here tonight? :)

I did try putting a smaller solid prime focus dish right in the center of the BUD but that never helped, when I was removing the small dish the signal quality did take a jump, so you "may" be onto something there......
 
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Production just started today, so I would guess a lag time of around 8-10 weeks. Will keep you updated here :)
 
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Seen that link also on my travels, but no specs yet.
 
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Tried putting the CKU LNB on my 40" P* dish, again C-Band was fine (As my previous 40" dish C-Band experiments) KU not as good.

So I put the CKU LNB back on the 6' dish (Upside down) with the notch at the 6 o'clock position.

Now getting 66% signal quality on The Patient Channel on AMC-3 :)

Best results so far!
 

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Modified holder and hand made scalar ring (By Alec, member here from Alaska).
 
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BabaLouie

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Pete,
That scalar ring undoubtedly helps some with C-Band reception--but wouldn't it hinder Ku reception? Try removing the scalar and see what your Ku reception looks like.
 
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PSB said:
Will try the 40" P* later, but the holes seem small enough.
Can you drop your 6' dish off here tonight? :)

I did try putting a smaller solid prime focus dish right in the center of the BUD but that never helped, when I was removing the small dish the signal quality did take a jump, so you "may" be onto something there......
Are you talking about the BSC621 ??
If it come out good, I may go ahead to get a permit and put my 6' six section to the back yard, I have a clear view from 93* to 148*.
 
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sksatellite

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global0 said:
Has anybody found out if this LNB is available? Can someone post a link, please?

UPDATE:: Never mind. An earlier post from PSB mentions that production has started on 04/03/06 and he is also indicating 6-8weeks of lag time. but if it is available already, it would be nice to know where and how much?
When we went to the dealer site, it only tell the information, no pricing info yet. Once it is ready, we would love to tell everyone about it.
 
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Not available yet, in fact there seems to be only one in the country, as soon as they become available it would be posted here.


I started with a regular scaler ring!
 
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Oooooooh....*very* nice. I may have to rethink my decision to go with a 90cm dish, a 1.2m sounds very tempting now.
 
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I did NOT find it terrible with KU, just more of a compromise than the ultra low noise LNB's I am used to. Also I rushed the test and my BUD was not motorized at the time of the test. The test was also done between trips to CA. then FL.

Expecting GREAT things with the Standard KU version and my motorized BUD!
 

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not a bad price the invacom QPH-031 goes for about $70 so the price sounds reasonable. looking forward for the sell date.:)
 
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BSC321-2 C/KU LNBFSpecs

BSC321-2 C/Ku LNBF
C Band
Input 3.4~4.2 GHz
Output 950~1750 MHz
LO 5150 MHz
Gain 65 dB

Ku Band
Input 10.7~12.75 GHz
Output 950~1950 MHz Low band
1100~2150 MHz High band
LO 9.75 GHz Low band
10.6 GHz High band
Noise 0.3 dB
 

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