Yes, I did mention that the 20v from the SWIM power supply might be a bit much for the Maverick MK-1 PLL.
I realize it won’t be needed when the DC3 comes out, but I also rolled my own bias tee. It’s useful for a number of things. It turned out almost as good as the mini-circuits, but it’s not shielded. I will post pictures and a schematic if you all are interested.
Also I bought a Freesat V8 Satfinder. I’m looking at setting up a dish (converted to FTA with the MK1-PLL), about 50ft of RG6 and using a splitter with DC bypass on one side and isolation on the other. On the isolated side, I’m going to insert enough attenuation to simulate what the DC3 will need. I’m looking on that side with my SDR to see what signals I see as I switch the satellite tuner from H to V and 22KHz on / off. I did go ahead and also order an analog sat finder meter to help orient my dish.
I’m a bit concerned with the skew adjustment for satellites that are not exactly due south of me (121 deg).