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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$).

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

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  • 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

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