While not re: the L-band(I loved the DIY back in L-band days) I though this would be a thread for DIY horns, dishes, etc would be useful for those who are at the fringes or outside the published coverage areas. Maybe there is a better place for Ku band antennas and DIY.
I have arranged for an old offset Ku dish or two be available when I am down by the dead sea to try out the signal there. But I have been thinking about writing up designs for everything from space blanket umbrellas to a 1m dish made out of plastic plumbing pipe and window screen. People making the horns could post here too.
As many radio amateurs and DIY hackers here I expect the DIY enthusiasm crosses over. I am of the build the radio and especially the antenna from junk school of thought. Technology is at it’s most fun when you can make it yourself with only a few precision components purchased or recycled. I would love to help push the effort to bring back DIY and get people worldwide to overcome state censorship or poverty and lack of access to Othernet delivery alternate options.