Sure I can give it a go but as I mentioned previously I think I can get it to work better with the native hardware too. The LNB is indeed not in the optimal position currently as this unit is quite "stubby" and is mounted further out as a result; but I wanted to verify what was possible with zero modifications to the dish other than the LNB swap. This would prove important for others downrange who don't have fabrication skills etc. After this I will add my own mount to re-position the LNB (if needed)
Also of note- I had to move the dish location for tonight's tests and it looks like I may be catching the tops of a tree with this spot- again something I want to rule out and see how solid I can get the signal. With a laser pointer it does indeed look like this spot has some potentially interfering branches.
In this spot with no mods other than the new KU band LNB the best I can do tonight (current values) is Signal:60 Quality 0.53 and Bitrate:90K
Most pages from the library are 404 but I will see what it has after some more time.
Indeed I saw potential for it to work many places, hence the project with the portable dish. Will see how far it can be taken. The size should be ample if the transfer is using even the most basic of FEC but I have no clue what your systems are using. For basic files (not streaming video signals) I couldn't see any reason this setup shouldn't work. I guess it depends on how disruptions are handled with files etc.
Let me know where to email and once I tune this as far as it can go- I'll add the LNA and see where that goes. Should be a good project in the end.