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Vipersan

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..I must be ..
Just spotted another Hughes ODU in the states price including delivery to the uk for 60 Dollars ..
I don't currently need another one but bought it anyway ..
The unit has another Orthomode transformer ...lnb and of course another beautiful elliptical feed..
These are soooo much better than the linear feed from S Korea and those are $50 ..
So what's NOT to like ..
I DO love a bargain ..
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..I must be ..
Just spotted another Hughes ODU in the states price including delivery to the uk for 60 Dollars ..
I don't currently need another one but bought it anyway ..
The unit has another Orthomode transformer ...lnb and of course another beautiful elliptical feed..
These are soooo much better than the linear feed from S Korea and those are $50 ..
So what's NOT to like ..
I DO love a bargain ..
;)
VS, reckon I was crazy enough to have entered the Ka Band whirlygig in the first place, so now I shall be looking into those Hughes LNB's to see if I can spot a similar bargain. Pip Pip!
 

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VS, reckon I was crazy enough to have entered the Ka Band whirlygig in the first place, so now I shall be looking into those Hughes LNB's to see if I can spot a similar bargain. Pip Pip!
I'll keep an eye out for you too Llew ..
I guess I just got lucky ..
I entered 9000c lnb ...looking to see if anyone was selling a norsat ..and the hughes popped up in the search ..so I bagged and tagged it quicksharp..
rgds
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Llew

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VS, Ordered one for $69.99 + $12.08 shipping. Bit more expensive, but the feedhorn will be worth experimenting with.
 

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You wont be disappointed with the feed Llew ..it's easily as good as anything you currently have and a better match imo for an offset dish ..when mounted vertically ..
Where did you get it btw ...
??
didn't see any more on ebay last night ..and I did look for you..
rgds
 

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Just been in conversation with group member John896 ..who has half a Hughes for sale ..
Sadly doesn't have the Elliptical feed ..

This was stripped down to make sending over the pond easier ..
...eeek ..the feed is the best bit..
;)
..nor does he have the transmitter unit ..(not needed anyway)
But does have the OMT ..depolarizer filter ..and the actual lnb ..
So if anyone needs a ka OMT to experiment with ..I daresay he'd sell it cheap ..as the rest isn't much use as is ..
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Ho hum. Just had a message from the seller of the Hughes LNB I ordered -

"Hi. I am very sorry but it looks like this item was lost before it was ever shipped out. I thought that it was already shipped but when I went to track it I could not get any information about it. I am very sorry for any inconvenience and I Have issued a refund. I am again very sorry for any issues."

Can't make head or tail of that one. Oh well, back to checking for any that pop up.
 

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Yes nano, that's the one I have referred to. I did check with the seller earlier, and he will send it to the UK. Just waiting for him to check postage rate.
 

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Looks to be the same unit Llew from the picture ..
That's asuming it is a photo of the actual unit for sale ..
but what I find odd is that they stipulate a top frequency of 18.8 ghz ..
Now _that_ I do find odd ..as the unit I bought covered the same frequency range as saorsat ..??
Curiouser and curioser..
If it actually does cover the lower band ..then could actually be MORE usefull lnb wise ..
rgds
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Just had a message from the other geezer who had lost the LNB. He's found it now and will try again to send it (if he doesn't lose it again).

Might get the one with the lower GHz too, as you say, could prove useful :D
 

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..Oh well ..chances are I'll never get that Hughes lnb afterall..
It made it into the country on or about the 14th ...
Checked this morning ..
Item says delivered ..??
Contacted citpost as this is as far as I can go ..with the info I have.
They informed me the item was not actually delivered but refused ??
Well not by me it wouldn't be ...
Nor was any card left ..??
in other words they have either tried to deliver to the wrong address ...or simply couldn't be bothered ..marked it as refused and sent it back to the USA ...
So there it is ..
The item is currently on its way back to the vendor..
I' will of course contact him and explain ..
But will he re-send ??
I doubt it ..
This country makes me want to puke in it's gross inefficiency..
At least if it had not been passed on to some tin pot company that don't know how to operate ..
it would be here now.
Oh ..and I checked the address and postcode with citipost ..
All correct ..but perhaps the van driver at Yodel is illiterate ..braindead ..or just bone idle..
Maybe a combination of all three.
cest la vie
 

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You would think they would have a procedure in place for such undeliverable items rather than waste money sending all the way back to vendor, that will cost an arm and a leg, inefficiency at it's best
 

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You would think they would have a procedure in place for such undeliverable items rather than waste money sending all the way back to vendor, that will cost an arm and a leg, inefficiency at it's best
Well yeah ..I agree ..
Had I been out ..which was not the case ..
You guys know my situation.
They would have left a card ..wouldn't they ?
With a phone number so I could contact them ..
BUT ..if they actually tried to deliver to the wrong address ..I would never receive a card ..and the other party would naturally refuse it ..
Thus we end up here ..

This country is a firkin joke...
The laughing stock of Europe ??
 
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