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Motorised LNB?

Redeye I

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Driving around London I've noticed some new dishes with a complicated looking LNB holder type thing with several arms holding a single LNB. The dish itself looks similar in shape to a Sly dish only solid and larger. Does anyone know what these might be? I've had a little search around the net but no clue so far.
 

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think your on about the ones that are out of corner shops? there the national lottery ones i believe broadband over satellite

there popping up everywhere!
 

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It's fairly old technology mate, multi-lnb arms have been around for years.

Each LNB is aimed to pick up a different satellite.
 

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No he dont mean many lnb's he means 1 lnb with several arms, i think?

I would say its a 2-way broadband dish too. It broadcasts back as well as receives, and the much larger external electronics has various adjustment arms for super-fine tuning.
 

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theyre for national lottery terminals

black dishes with a sort of piston setup as the LNB arm and a big lnb on it for tx/rx
 

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theyre for national lottery terminals

black dishes with a sort of piston setup as the LNB arm and a big lnb on it for tx/rx

Ah yes, I've seen those before, only last week i commented to my wife about one sticking out the back of a local newsagents, it only had 1 lnb arm and a single lnb but it looked like the arm was a sort of retractable piston.

2 way sat comms, fancy stuff indeed. :)
 

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Yeah that must be it! I hadn't noticed that they we're all on corner shops but now I think about it the last one certainly was.

Damn I thought I had a new gadget to obsess about but never actually end up buying. Back the multi LNB rig I've spent a year considering to go with the HD receiver I haven't decided upon yet.

Thanks for the knowledge as always guys.
 
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Many moons a go when sky analogue was about and I lived in a flat, I had a motorised lnb arm on my 60cm sky dish.

It was an irte multisat. It was a pain to set up, but I used to zoom between astra and hotbird :)



Oh happy days.....
 

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I've seen these going up near me lately and wondered if that is what they were for.

I went on a cruise last year and logged on whilst in the middle of the Meditarainian!!!
That impressed me, as the dish would have to keep moving to keep track of the sat as the ship moved.
I think it cost me £10 for half an hour, but I had to have a go lol

Curly
 

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Its very expensive and not suited to retail use really. Bentley-Walker and AVC Broadband are the big providers- _http://www.bentley-walker.com/index.php ~they dont publish prices public afaik, but they are similar prices to AVC here- _http://www.avcbroadband.com/products/satlynx3020.aspx or here- _http://www.avcbroadband.com/products/satlynx9000.aspx
The cheap budget option is from reseller- Beyondsl _http://www.beyondsl.net/starblazerintro.htm
Not sure who Dude uses?

You can see its too expensive for normal use anyway.