Thank you! Your comment is very much appreciated. Mainly I wanted to share descriptions and photos of what I did and if it worked. My original inspiration for the Dish 500 was from some photos that Fred555 graciously provided. The inspiration for my second setup came from this post http://www.satelliteguys.us/xen/posts/2602285/.You do good work Jason S, an inspiration to all. Congrats on getting Hispasat. A good bird and pretty much by itself in the Eastern arc. Nothing too strong around it for Ku like when at 95-97-99-101 longitudes.
The Dish 500 is about 22" high by 20.5" wide. The Wild Blue is about 26" high by 28" wide.What's the size of the dish you used?
No welding, the 220V hasn't been wired yet (have to upgrade the panel in the shop). All of the metal work on the two dishes have been done using common tools: cordless drill, tin snips, pop rivets, machine screws, files, pliers, rubber mallet, claw hammer and crescent wrenches.For metal work, do you weld/braze your own fabrications? Often thought that welding skills would come in handy for this hobby. If you do weld, do you use O2 and MAP gas, or electric welding?
Its a Titanium PLL. I still have to tweak some more Q out of it tomorrow. It was getting hot today and was getting enough signal to watch in the shade and called it good enough for now.Is the LNB you're using a PLL? I got about 55% on RTV with a standard LNB on a similar dish, when I swapped it out for a PLL it jumped to 65-70% in good weather, upper 50's in bad weather.
It's a Manhattan RS-1933 receiver and a Titanium PLL-Ku LNBF.
I searched Satelliteguys to find active transponder information. Active transponders were then manually input into the transponder list in the receiver.
I bought them off KE4EST's ebay listing (linked in Titanium's post above). I've got 4 or 5 of these LNBFs now.Hey Jason, where did you go to buy the Titanium Ku LNB??
The PLL-KU was used on both my little dish setups and has performed very well. I'd would imagine that with a 90cm dish you'd have even better results.If your picking up Cubavision that strongly on a small dish, I definitely need to swap out my LNB. I'm using an Invacom PLL Universal LNB which is supposed to be near top of the line, with my 90cm Geosatpro Dish; but I don't get any signal at all from that satellite. I even double checked my elevation settings to be sure.
Could you post a pic of the label on the back of the LNB? Thanks!