So I have been patiently waiting to get the L-Band Down Converter/LNB that was shown off as part of the Outernet reception kit for RTL-SDR/RasPI. I own a few RTL Dongles and an AirSpy and I can not seem to get Inmarsat/Outernet reception on either of them using an lna4all low noise amplifier and a homemade air gap patch antenna. The lna4all mmic only has about 18db of gain in the L-Band, which is much much less than the LNA you guys sell, or even an amp pulled from an active GPS antenna.
The reason I have been waiting on the L-Band down converter is #1 it looks like a generic down converter which will also handle 2.4ghz and #2 im not sure how much it matters on an AirSpy or highly modified and cooled RTL-RT820T2 based dongle, but moving the L-Band down in to VHF just may help since there seems to be a better noise floor on the receiver at lower frequency’s. So I found the GIT repo for the down converter and decided that I will most likely just send the .brd off to OSHPark and sample the IC’s from LT and AD. I would rather buy a completed board but I am wondering if you guys have scrapped this project, if so why and if not when will it be released?
Thank you in advance
P.S. What happened to the shielded model of your low noise amplifier?