Squarial

kungpo

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#1
I have picked up an old squarial. Just wondering if it is any use at all?
 

Analoguesat

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#2
Of course it is - you can make a lovely coffee table out of it! ;) O-Ha
 

kungpo

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Dynamite USB, Intel P4 3.0Ghz, Intel Cel 3.06Ghz
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#3
So, no use at all? Is it a limitation of the built in LNB?
 

Llew

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#4
kungpo said:
So, no use at all? Is it a limitation of the built in LNB?
Yes, rubbishy LNB noise figure (>1db) combined with dish size and limited frequency range means next to worthless. Might be worth something to collectors though.

Llew
 

Analoguesat

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#5
See what you can pick up with it. Half the fun of the satellite hobby is seeing what you can get with your equipment. I would have thought the analogue stuff off 5W should be in range as AB3 transmits at such high power.
 

Llew

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#6
Analoguesat said:
See what you can pick up with it. Half the fun of the satellite hobby is seeing what you can get with your equipment. I would have thought the analogue stuff off 5W should be in range as AB3 transmits at such high power.
Wasn't the squarial only capable of receiving circularly polarised transmissions? Not sure if it'd be OK for H/V polarisations.

Llew
 

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#7
Apparently yes, just been reading up on it! You could remove the 'plastic sheet' (whatever that means...), turn it over and refit it to convert it from right hand to left hand!

DOH!

Madness. All this was before my time I'm afraid. LOL.

_http://www.colin99.co.uk/bsb.html
 

kungpo

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#8
Hmm...doesn't look like I will get very far with this. Maybe the coffee table idea is not such a bad one after all.

Still might have a go waving it around the garden just for fun. You never know after all...!
 

Channel Hopper

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#9
Get another 99 and you could lay a fancy front drive
 

Channel Hopper

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#10
kungpo said:
Still might have a go waving it around the garden just for fun. You never know after all...!
Some people have got arrested for doing that
 

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#11
Channel Hopper said:
Get another 99 and you could lay a fancy front drive
I've got one here you could have.

Only another 98 to go...
 
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