Repurpose Orby for FTA?

P

PrimetimeDJ

Thread Starter
New Member
Mar 8, 2021
2
1
Ohio
Can the Orby TV Dish/LNB be used with an FTA receiver? I’ve been wanting to try an FTA setup for awhile.
 
FTA4PA

FTA4PA

Satellite Guys Family
Lifetime Supporter
Nov 13, 2013
5,934
3,898
Central Pennsylvania
Can the Orby TV Dish/LNB be used with an FTA receiver? I’ve been wanting to try an FTA setup for awhile.
Yes, the Orby dish uses a linear lnbf and the dish is similar in size to a DirecTV Slimline. There are several threads here about modding a Slimline with a linear lnbf for FTA use. Should be easier with the Orby dish as you can use the original lnbf so just point and scan. Keep in mind with a dish that size there will be limits as to what you will be able to scan in. 97W would be a good start, then see what else you can get. If you give it a try please post your results back here.

P.S. Welcome to Satellite Guys! :)
 
P

PrimetimeDJ

Thread Starter
New Member
Mar 8, 2021
2
1
Ohio
I have 2 Slimline dishes and now the Orby dish, so I‘ll try both setups with the Orby lnbf. Appreciate the guidance; will check out the FTA threads.
 
  • Like
Reactions: FTA4PA
FTA4PA

FTA4PA

Satellite Guys Family
Lifetime Supporter
Nov 13, 2013
5,934
3,898
Central Pennsylvania
I have 2 Slimline dishes and now the Orby dish, so I‘ll try both setups with the Orby lnbf. Appreciate the guidance; will check out the FTA threads.
If you mod the Slimlines take really careful measurements as to where the center of the original lnbf is located and the angle it faces the dish. It is critical that the replacement linear lnbf be located properly in order to get a useful signal.

If you would like to keep the Orby dish intact (good idea) you can pick up a quality lnbf for experimentation on the Slimlines here:


KE4EST is a member on this site and is very helpful and trustworthy to deal with. :)
 
FTA4PA

FTA4PA

Satellite Guys Family
Lifetime Supporter
Nov 13, 2013
5,934
3,898
Central Pennsylvania
These will come in handy for your experimentation as well. :)


 
FTA4PA

FTA4PA

Satellite Guys Family
Lifetime Supporter
Nov 13, 2013
5,934
3,898
Central Pennsylvania
I have 2 Slimline dishes and now the Orby dish, so I‘ll try both setups with the Orby lnbf. Appreciate the guidance; will check out the FTA threads.

A quick video from Youtube to give you the idea on how/where to mount a linear lnbf on a Slimline. It's not detail rich but will give you the basic idea of what you need to do. ;)

 

Similar threads

5
Replies
73
Views
6K
5Rounds
5
L
Replies
4
Views
2K
truckracer
truckracer
D
Replies
11
Views
3K
mr_rye89
mr_rye89
truckracer
Replies
3
Views
7K
harshness
harshness
Tvland1
Replies
6
Views
856
Tvland1
Tvland1

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Total: 0, Members: 0, Guests: 0)

Latest posts

Top