Can a Maverick MK1-PLL’s LO be detected?
Yes, at a distance of 2 meters between the two LNB’s.
Here are the results of today’s experiment:
Maverick MK1-PLL LNB powered by 13V through a home made bias tee.
LO frequency =10,750 MHz
SATMaximum Universal LNB powered by 13v through a Mini-Circuits
ZFBT-4R2G-FT bias tee. The down-converted RF is received by a
NooElec metal-enclosed RTL-SDR
Software running on a Linux Laptop is Gqrx.
LO frequency = 9,750 MHz
calculated receive frequency=10.750 Mhz - 9,750 MHz = 1,000 GHz.
This is reception over two meters, indoors:
The signal goes away when the power to the Maverick MK1-LNB is removed.
It is raining today. If it does not rain tomorrow, I will repeat the experiment outdoors to get a sense of what the signal looks like over distance, and from different angles.