Unfortunately, I just can't find any PLL rocket LNBs for sale I need a rocket-type for my POTY.
I have a Red Eagle Rocket LNB, that I believe to be DRO. During some testing with RX of 333 and above signals, it seems just fine, even though I think it's DRO.
Does this mean that DRO is typically ok for DATV?
I know that for NB SSB we'd need more stability, but I think SDR-Console can just fix the drift in software just fine.
Firstly, just because you are using a rocket lens on the front of your POTY does not mean that you need a rocket LNB behind it. I use an Octagon Quad (hacksawed) with my POTY and rocket lens.
Secondly, DRO LNBs vary a lot. Some are OK for DATV, but some tend to struggle at the lower SRs (250K, 125K). So possibly a temporary solution until you find a PLL LNB?
I forgot to mention, that I did do the cutting a hole in the centre of a normal Octogon PLL LNB thing, but had terrible results. What is normally a 7db MER+ on the Beacon ends up being around 4db MER
My unproven theory is that a POTY (with some type of lens on the front) is more familiar to a rocket LNB, than a normal LNB that effectively has its horn removed.
Are there any sources beyond ebay and amazon for good rocket PLL LNBs?
How, exactly, did you mount the LNB? It is important the new lens is in the focus, (typically same place as the old feedhorn was). That's not so easy to do and generally requires adjustment in-situ.
Sawing off the horn is drastic, especially considering the investment at risk often exceeds €6, but it is the best way to go.
No. DRO only. The lens is easy to remove and re-purpose.Are there any sources beyond ebay and amazon for good rocket PLL LNBs?
I had MiniTiouner in front of me while I tried to make fine adjustments. The best I got was about 5dB MER max. I would imagine some non-rocket LNBs work better with a pipe than others. Mine is an Octogon Green PLL so if anyone has used a POTY with this LNB in this way, and has gotton better results, please let me know so I can try harder!