While they will work there is usually a trade-off in reception quality. Personally, I would rather have separate lnbf/dishes for ku and c band. If you decide to give one a try don't expect miracles.I am thinking about purchasing a C/Ku Combination LNBF. What is your experience with using one and recommendation(s) for purchase?
Welp...I made my decision....not gonna waste my money just gotta get some more dishes.
Works for me. 5 degree offset from C Band tp's. Ku lnbf is a Maverick.
Offset because the button hook feed mounting obliterated Ku signal.
I'm sure a support arm mounting with the dish center open would have let me aim close to dead nuts.
Problem is I have an off-set dish and
I'm using an offset dish and have to use conical scaler (for stronger sig), tried using flat scaler but get about 10% sig loss.
Yea, meant to say I've rotated 5deg all the way thru (to 360) re-testing using V8 Sat finder and the Vertical channels 'Fail'. Have good sig strength on V & H but still not 'locking in' on Verticals.Rotate it 90 degrees. Rotating it 360 will bring you back where you started. LOL
What kind of lnb is "it"?Yea, meant to say I've rotated 5deg all the way thru (to 360) re-testing using V8 Sat finder and the Vertical channels 'Fail'. Have good sig strength on V & H but still not 'locking in' on Verticals.
How does the water travel "DOWN" and get collected there? Is this on an off-set small dish, where the lnbf is inverted?I think I found my C-band problem, we've been getting lotsa rain lately (and some snow). I pulled the LNBF and took off the cover and found calcium deposits inside. Can I use CLR to clean it out?
You can tell by the cover it appears to be a engineering issue as there are holes thru out the cover and of course the water drains down and collects in it.
Yea it is on a GeoSatPro Offset 120cm. I get alot of westerly winds, so the precipitation is "blowing" directly/indirectly into scaler/LNBF.How does the water travel "DOWN" and get collected there? Is this on an off-set small dish, where the lnbf is inverted?
If so, leave the holes alone in the lnb cover, drill a small weep hole though the waveguide of the lnbf, down on the "bottom" close to where the antenna probes are. On the side where water will run out towards the ground when it's aimed correctly. Of course, do NOT hit the antenna probes with the drill when you do this! A small weep hole there shouldn't cause any signal issues.
It's best to try to scrape out the calcium deposits manually, perhaps with a long sharp wooden or plastic stick (softer than the metal) so as not to damage the metal. VERY carefully! You don't have to get 100% of it removed, just do the best you can and see how it goes.