But which LNB?

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jno

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Back again - about to start setting up my system soon here in Austria. I have a second hand 180cm offset dish from Hirschmann (over 10 years old).

The original feedhorn that came with it is exactly the same as this one :(click here)

But which LNB?
Now wondering about the LNB. The current LNB seems to be 1.3db and way too old and I am wondering about the C120 quad from Invacom. From what I have read, seems to state these are only really suitable for Prime Focus (not offset) dishes so would I be wasting my money? Is the C120 flange Invacom quad really best suited for my type of dish or will there be loss? Should I try an MTI instead. Any help appreciated...

:-hny
 
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Invacom, MTI, Inverto.

It depends what works best with your dish, my dish works best with Inverto and Invacom does not.

MTI is also ok but a bit aging now, Inverto is really MTI, but handpicked from production line, cream of the best or what it's called....
 
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I agree - though the new MTI 'blue line' have a good repuation here for offsets. Invacom universals are not so good over 1.6m on offsets.

Cheers

Nick
Likvid said:
Invacom, MTI, Inverto.

It depends what works best with your dish, my dish works best with Inverto and Invacom does not.

MTI is also ok but a bit aging now, Inverto is really MTI, but handpicked from production line, cream of the best or what it's called....
 
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Thanks for the info so far

My dish has a smaller fitting on it and requires a feedhorn (from what I can ascertain at least - see original picture) and therefore I am convinced I need a flange.

The Inverto mentioned here:
http://www.creativesatellite.co.uk/index.html?lang=en-uk&target=d20.html
suggests for use with a Prime Focus dish.

After much searching about can anyone suggest some links? Cheers and Merry Xmas!
 
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Sorry, didn't see the bit about the feedhorn...Invacom it is then, though they are pricey!

http://www.invacom.com/products.htm

SNF-031 - Single (good)
TWF-031 - Twin (better)
QDF-031 - Quad (best)

I've noticed them selling cheaper on Ebay, especially on the german shops.

Cheers

Nick

jno said:
Thanks for the info so far

My dish has a smaller fitting on it and requires a feedhorn (from what I can ascertain at least - see original picture) and therefore I am convinced I need a flange.

The Inverto mentioned here:
http://www.creativesatellite.co.uk/index.html?lang=en-uk&target=d20.html
suggests for use with a Prime Focus dish.

After much searching about can anyone suggest some links? Cheers and Merry Xmas!
 
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jno said:
I am wondering about the C120 quad from Invacom. From what I have read, seems to state these are only really suitable for Prime Focus (not offset) dishes so would I be wasting my money? Is the C120 flange Invacom quad really best suited for my type of dish or will there be loss?
Your Feed is listed as "Universal offset feedhorn"
: Ideal for offset dishes of 1.2m or bigger.
The feed has a 23mm neck and so it fits many older types of offset dishes as well
C120 flange.
Can be used with the range of C120 universal LNBs


http://www.satellitesuperstore.com/lnb.htm

I would also suggest the quad 0.3dB C120 Invacom...
 
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