Dishing the dirt

Posted by Richard Newstead on 6th Mar 2019

Dish Antenna Design for Es'Hail 2 - some thoughtsThe new Es'hail2 satellite with its amateur radio transponder has resulted in a rush of people getting gear to use it. Pretty much an essential item is … read more

Bias-T for LNB - a few notes

Posted by Richard Newstead on 27th Feb 2019

A bias-T is required to feed DC and control signals to a satellite TV LNB. This allows the co-axial cable that transports the signals down from the dish, to be used to power and control the LNB. The n … read more

Talentcell YB1203000-USB s/n 201830829642

Posted by Richard Newstead on 20th Feb 2019

Purchased via Amazon. Described as "12 V 3000mAh".Weight 195 grams. Form factor would tend to indicate 3 x 18650 cells.Power pack was fully charged before each test.Capacity testMeasured capacity 2389 … read more

All hail the Emperor

Posted by Richard Newstead on 13th Feb 2019

The new geostationary satellite Es'Hail-2 officially allowed access to its amateur radio transponders for public use yesterday (12-Feb -2019). It's a decision that was likely forced upon the Qataris, … read more