This LNB is specifically manufactured for the Australian market. This LNB will fit all standard satellite dish LNB holders in Australia. This LNB is best for Foxtel IQ services or for VAST Australian free to air channels (where there is more than one VAST box in the house) Highest gain and lowest noise figures separates this LNB from low performance cheap imports.
High performance, twin output LNB will fit all standard Offset dishes (as pictured below). With a frequency range of 11.7 ~ 12.75GHz and local oscillator of 10.700 GHz it is compatible with all Optus satellites .
Foxtel IQ decoder boxes requires 2 x cables from the dish to the box and this LNB has dual ports for this application.
It is important to "SKEW" the LNB to the correct position for your particular area. This simply means rotating the entire LNB within its holder to the correct angle. How do I know what angle to skew the LNB to? We attach an LNB skew sticker to the plastic housing of the LNB. This sticker will show positive and negative angle markings. We will also email you a copy of our elevation, direction and LNB skew charts. Simply look up your town or a town as close as possible from the list and rotate the LNB to match - simple. Please be sure when ordering to include your email address so we can email the charts to you.
Question - What does LNB mean in relation to satellites?
Answer - LNB stands for Low Noise Block. Also know as LNBA - Low Noise Block Amplifier or LNBF - Low Noise Block Feedhorn.
Question - How does an LNB work?
Answer - An LNB features a feed horn, amplifier and down converter. The signal is received from the satellite and reflected to the LNB feed horn. The signal is then down converted to a frequency that the satellite decoder can receive. It is then amplified so as to become robust enough to produce a reliable signal that can be received by the set top box.
Question - How do I change the LNB on my satellite dish?
Answer - Changing the LNB is easy and only requires a screwdriver and spanners to remove the old one and fit the new one. Skewing the LNB is most important and if not performed correctly the signal will be non-existent or weak causing pixelation. It is important that you receive the correct information that details the skew position for your area.
Question - What is a Wideband LNB ?
Answer - A Wideband LNB is an LNB with an extended frequency range that is greater than a narrow band LNB. An LNB with a local oscillator of 11300 will have a frequency range of 11.25 ~ 12.75GHz. This is suitable for many Asian and European satellites. In Australia, we require a 10700 LNB which has a frequency range of 11.7~ 12.75GHz. This is suitable for receiving Foxtel and/or VAST.
Question - Can I use a single output LNB for Foxtel?
Answer - Technically, you can but requires a work around and limits many of the features of the Foxtel box. It is standard practice to use a twin output LNB for Foxtel as they require 2 x cables to be fed from the satellite dish to the IQ decoder. The Australian satellite TV service known as VAST only requires a single output LNB
- LO frequency 10.70 GHz Low Noise figure
- Low phase Noise HDTV-DVBS2 compliant
- Low Noise figure
- Low Power consumption
- High Cross-Pole performance
- High Frequency stability
- Twin ports