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I have decided the best course of action would be to "update" the receiver I intend to use so I'd like to ask the greater BATC for recommendations. I'm currently a mature student and working part time, to such a degree my home QTH 2m antenna was a coat hanger until last week, now it's a dipole
so cost is fairly important. However I currently am building up a tin of £1 coins which will be coming to Nat Hamfest in September so I'd like to go with a shopping list.
My nearest active ATV repeaters to Grimsby, as GB3GG doesn't appear to do anything beyond a stream, appear to be GB3VL in Lincoln and GB3EY in Hull, both 23cms. I'm unlikely to receive VL but anything is possible.
I would pick up a cheapo digital sat rx, but not a sky one. You can get them quite cheap second hand or someone maybe looking to get rid of one.
Dont forget to fit a dc block on the lnb input to the sat rx or you might end up blowing some fuses.
Have you listened on 750 to see if there is any activity locally - or is there a club nearby you can ask around in?
There are several documents on the batc wiki which you may find useful as a returner to the hobby.