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I recently purchased a Geosat 36"Dish,GSL1u-Bullet LNBF,SG2100 H-H Motor.Installed it all and spent a couple days getting everything right and all the Scanning done.I am now viewing lots of progaraming on 14 different birds!!Just wanted to Thank all of you guys on this site for all the posts and usefull info!I am also lookind into circular/linear Lnbf's.Suggestions would be apreciated........P.S.....I am using a Captiveworks cw800s,and it seems to "BLINDSCAN" very well.Just thought I'd throw that out there since I have read that CW is only good for Pirating signals!...............Thanks again:up
 
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now stay that way!!!!;) except for the occasional bone dish network throws us, circular is useless besides helping align elevation on a joint use bird
 
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I'm a NASA TV junkie during shuttle missions. My C-Band dish is stationary and not pointing at the NASA birds 72.0°W AMC 6 or 137.0°W AMC 7. So I added a circular LNB for the NASA TV signal that is in the clear on 119.0°W EchoStar 7. That's really all I use it for but it works great.

Back to the countdown for STS-127. ;)
 
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glad its working out for you :)

I am using a Captiveworks cw800s,and it seems to "BLINDSCAN" very well.Just thought I'd throw that out
very good to know. I have a 600 and I know the blind scan is pretty worthless ;)
 
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now stay that way!!!!;) except for the occasional bone dish network throws us, circular is useless besides helping align elevation on a joint use bird
I thought that AMC4 and a few other sats had a circular signal on some FTA Transponders ?Does Lyngsat or any other site tell you which transponders are linear or circular? Thanks
 
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If you click on the frequency information on each sat from the list there, it'll tell you whether its circ or linear on the left column. You can see transponder freq and polarization, i.e. L or R for left or right circ, and H or V for horiz or vertical (linear).
 
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So I really dont need a dual circular/linear lnb like Invacom.....or will more be going cirular polarization in the future. Also teh Invacoms are listed at 0.3db where others are 0.4db.
 
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The Invacom is a fine lnb . Occasionally there are some ITC channels on Echostar birds, but basically that's a "frill". The linear lnb side is just fine.
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The one drawback of the Invacom is it is very heavy so unless you have some support arms on the dish it may weigh down the dish which can hinder reception

I just hoseclamped a DBS LNB next to my KU LNB and its worked fine for 4 years now :)
 
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The Invacom Quad is also very expensive, but it is a great LNBF and worth the money if your dish can support its weight. I have one on both of my motorized dishes, and they work like a charm :)
 
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If you click on the frequency information on each sat from the list there, it'll tell you whether its circ or linear on the left column. You can see transponder freq and polarization, i.e. L or R for left or right circ, and H or V for horiz or vertical (linear).
Thanks Turbosat,That is good to know.
 
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The one drawback of the Invacom is it is very heavy so unless you have some support arms on the dish it may weigh down the dish which can hinder reception

I just hoseclamped a DBS LNB next to my KU LNB and its worked fine for 4 years now :)
So if i mount a cirular LNB and run both LNB'S into a SW21 or DiSEqC switch I should be good?......I have an Dual output Marked BSS 12.2-12.7GHz,950-1450MHz.Will that work?.I also have a Dish N single If that would be better?..Thanks J-V-D
 
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diseqc switch would work fine
either of those LNB"s would work
 
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depending on your KU LNB and what shape it is, some DBS LNB's are easier to mount on there

I have a Sadoun dual which looks like a "block" LNB...the DirecTV DBS rests right next to it and a hoseclamp holds it together

The attached pics are when I had a Universal (for IS9 58W), the standard and a DBS....the Universal has since been removed
 

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Mine is one of those little geosat bullet lnb's, very small.I might try to make a mount for it to attach to the support arm?
 
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