Thanks guys for the info
Are there any LNBs you think I should stay away from? I afraid of buying one and later finding out I should have spent my money some where else or does it realy make any difference.I read somewhere that the cheap ones are about as good as the high$ ones but that hard for me to belive.
Buy the best you can afford. I couldn't afford much over 20 bucks, so I bought the cheaper ones, and they worked. But by all means, if you can afford a Norsat or California Amplifier, it will provide you a little better signal.
I got rid of my old servo horns and now I run all voltage controlled dual band feeds. best thing I ever did, a lot less cabling and still plenty of signal. I have not had a feed on either dish that I couldn't lock.
You usually get what you pay for. If you go cheap the chances of a subpar unit are higher. If you really want the best get a commercial grade LNB like the broadcast industry uses.
I have 2 Geosat pro LNBF's that I use for ku, they were cheap and still work fine after 2.5 years. I also have a commercial grade California Amplifier LNB on my C band dish. I purchased it new in 89, $200.00. It has been running 24/7 365 since November 89 (except for a few hours here and there, maintenance, power failures etc) It has been flawless.
I also heard horror stories of cheap LNB's dieing fast, drifting etc. So you be the judge.
I use the Norsat 8115 and it's great, I played with the cheap stuff and they will never go on my feedhorn for more that a few days to play with, Cal amp has great lnb's as well, plus I think Norsat has a 3 year warranty on there lnb's now.
I suggest you stay away from this model from DMS International (at least if you're gonna use a Coolsat 6000)
I have tried for 2 weeks straight to set it up using a Coolsat 6000 and haven't been able to do it, there seems to be some issue with the polarity and voltage, I bought 2 of these and none work.
In my experience there is nothing better than Chaparral, ive had my chaparral feedhorn and LNB for C Band for almost 20 years and it's still working, only thing I had to replace was the servo motor 2 times.
I just bought a cheap LNB for Ku Band and will use a Ku2C bracket to test if I can get Ku Band with my 10 footer
I have a Norsat 8215 on my Chaparral feed, works great so far. My Pansat controls the polarizer motor. Check the Sponsor's links at the top, there are some new LNBf units for c/Ku that might work too. Might try one of those on a second dish here (if I ever get around to ordering it!).
Hi guys I am new here, just found out about the site.
I just replaced my Eagle Aspen LNB with another one today, I have had the Eagle on the dish for at least 8 years, it just started to drift a few days ago, I had a new in the box 17* Eagle Aspen laying around, I guess I will see how it goes, but had good luck with the first one.