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Kermit

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I purchased 2 Avenger LNBF's from Rick & I've tried everything to get signal from them. I basically get nothing. I've tried everything from 1m to 6 foot dishes & always get zero quality. I see the label on them says 9750/10600 so what should the frequency setting on the Linkbox? On my Sathero I chose 10600 and still see nothing. Settings or problems with the LNB's. Needing help. I was waiting for spring to set up a dish for myself & my Dad and I'm stumped. First timing using LNBF's for Ku.
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Hi Kermit,

In the Antenna Setup Menu, set the LNB Freq to Universal (9750/10600).

When you do this, it will gray out the option for using a 22KHz switch, as now the receiver will be using 22KHz to select between the 2 different LO frequencies being used by the LNBF.

With a Standard LNBF that uses just 1 LO frequency of 10750, you would then have the option to use a 22KHz switch, as it would no longer be needed to pick between the 2 different LO's used on a Universal LNBF.

The Universal LNBF's can receive a wider range of frequencies than the Standard, but for our N. American Satellites that have a range from 11700 to 12200 the Standard is fine.   But you can still use a Universal here, as all you have to do is set the LNB setting to match the LNBF that you are using.

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Follow Rick's instructions to get it working first.

When using a Universal LNBF for a "domestic" satellite (11.7-12.2GHz range), I set the L.O. frequency to 10600 (single, *not* Universal) and manually set 22KHz to 'ON'. In other words, the "high band" is set to always on.
That way, when doing a blindscan the receiver doesn't waste time scanning the low band.

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Hi Rick & Captain,
Thank you both for the very useful advice. I'm anxious to try these out but today wasn't the day. The winds were extremely strong all day today. Now we're going to get rain and snow for a few days so my next chance will likely be Tuesday. Winter just doesn't want to go away. All these many years in the hobby and I'm still learning things! I really do appreciate the assistan. I'm eager to try out Ku on a 1m dish...

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I also have a universal lnb and i get 5% more signal quality than my invacom that i broke while de-icing this winter!
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Are you talking about one of those Invacom quad LNBFs? (the QPH-031)
I guess that's the trade-off for those LNBFs being able to receive both 11.7-12.2GHz linear FSS and 12.2-12.7GHz circular DSS bands in one unit. Cool technology, but I still don't quite get why they are so popular. I guess they have their uses, but it's easy enough to use a fixed dish for DSS. Just FYI, Invacom also makes universal LNBFs - from single output all the way up to quad (sadly, they discontinued the Quatro LNBF) that are top-notch.
The Octagon universal LNBF that Rick sells is also an excellent performer.

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Yes i’m talking about those! They were great for people using motors.
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Are you talking about one of those Invacom quad LNBFs? (the QPH-031)
I guess that's the trade-off for those LNBFs being able to receive both 11.7-12.2GHz linear FSS and 12.2-12.7GHz circular DSS bands in one unit. Cool technology, but I still don't quite get why they are so popular. I guess they have their uses, but it's easy enough to use a fixed dish for DSS. Just FYI, Invacom also makes universal LNBFs - from single output all the way up to quad (sadly, they discontinued the Quatro LNBF) that are top-notch.
The Octagon universal LNBF that Rick sells is also an excellent performer.

I was wanting to try those Octagons because that's what everyone uses here on the meter dishes & Ive heard nothing but praise. I have one of those quad invacoms for years that I've never tried out yet cause I can't figure out how to mount it on a dish🤔

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