I ordered two Kits and trying to get a good Signal in Kenya.
Satellite position is perfect for me - 76 degrees elevation - pointing nearly vertically up.
Although I cannot get any usable signal, neither without nor with the LNA Board which came with the Kit.
I tried both Kits, both behave exactly the same - therefore Hardware fault is pretty much impossible.
I am wondering whether the LNA needs Power?
It has a Power-LED and 5V Pins - but in my setup the LED stay off (not getting powered by the SDR?)
Also - wondering if the Outernet Software enables DC on the LNA - rtl_biast brings a error...?
[rxOS][admin@rxos:~]$ /opt/sdr/rtl_biast -b1
usb_claim_interface error -6
/opt/sdr/rtl_biast: symbol lookup error: /opt/sdr/rtl_biast: undefined symbol: rtlsdr_set_bias_tee
I would expect at least 7dB SNR where I am - but getting just 1.5dB.
It pretty much looks like I have the same issue as many other people here...
Could that be a LNA issue of not being powered?
Have installed the Panel Antenna on a 1.2m Satellite Dish (replacing the Dish-LNB with Outernets PanelAntenna), pointing to 25E. (Results in Azimuth 276° and Elevation 76° for my Location in Nairobi)
Tried with and without LNA. Without lna 2-2.5dB SNR, with LNA 1-1-5dB.
In my opinion the LNA are not getting powered. (I tried both LNA's I got sent)