Hello from South Africa,
Received my DIY kit yesterday evening.
Connecting it all up according to the guide was fairly simple.
The first thing that I noticed was that the SDR gets VERY hot. I’ve seen other postings that make reference to this running hot but it is nothing like my other SDR dongles …
Also, the guide and various postings refer to a GREEN LED on the LNA. My LNA has a red LED. I assume that it is correct - maybe just a different version of hardware but because of the hot running of the SDR I am a bit concerned.
Then, the other thing , it is very difficult to connect to the Outernet hotspot. By that I mean that the SSID is visible but it only accepts 1 in 20 attempts to connect to it.
Using the Android WiFi analyser it looks like the CHIP/SDR/LNA creates a very noisy RF environment which impacts on the performance of other WiFi access points in the area.
The satellite reception appears ok with a SNR of 7db and files are definitely coming down.
Any feedback would be welcome.
p.s. I had to shut off the CHIP/SDR/LNA in order to connect to my wifi to send this