Has anyone here built their own setup for connecting with the Blockstream satellite network?

I'm still looking for a cheap low-noise block downconverter.

PLL LNB (linear polarization) w/ < = 200kHz LO stability

The ones I can find range from $100 -> $200..

Seems like 200kHz is not required, broader ranges are acceptable. "L.O. Accuracy & Stability Within +/-1.5MHz" seems to do the trick and they are considerably cheaper (~15$).

  • I heard that Blockstream is going to sell a 100$ one. – MCCCS Aug 27 '17 at 15:04

Grubles has written up a guide for how to set up a blockstream satellite node: https://medium.com/@notgrubles/building-your-own-bitcoin-satellite-node-6061d3c93e7. That should be helpful; it includes links to amazon where you can buy all of the materials required.

  • The LNB that he uses has a LO stability range, I quote "L.O. Accuracy & Stability Within +/-1.5MHz ". I'm glad it works with a broader range. – Penquin Aug 29 '17 at 21:58

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.