[quote=“ac8dg, post:96, topic:4395”]
While I am waiting for the new DC v3… I ordered one the above mk1, to play with
using a rtl-sdr,[/quote]
I ordered a Maverick Mk1 to play with as well.
The LNB can run just fine with a home-made bias tee. I have a Mini Circuits 15542 that is good up to 4GHz. It has SMA connectors on both sides. I will make one with SMA for the RF side and F on the RF+DC side. I have a 0-30v lab supply that I will use to supply the bias voltage to run the LNB.
On those frequencies, even a coax connector will offer 0.5db loss.
The LNB has around 60db of low-noise gain. You won’t need another LNA at all to run it with a SDRx or possibly even a household RTL-SDR to go on a Ku Band signal hunt.