How small a dish are you talking. The smallest I would try as a beginner is 6 foot. You can have some success on a 4 footer, but with no experience you will be making yourself a headache, but can be done. You will just not get as many channels as the 10 footer it was designed for.Can I get this lnb working again on a small dish?
The goal as set out by the poster is to test a C-band LNB assembly.Start with ku first then get a c band dish. If you have no restrictions on satellite dishes then go for the ten footer.