F vs SMA connector on Latern


#1

In the first photo in the “About Latern” on Indiegogo, it says the Latern has a SMA connector. I find this odd, as almost every LNB on the planet has an F connector. I assume the SMA connector was chosen for it’s size. But, is this really a good idea?

Even if you include a F/SMA pigtail cable, it will get lost. If you use an F connector, almost any Ku satellite dish in the world could be used with the Latern.

cheers,
glenn


#2

It will have (quoting from proposal) “F connector for satellite, SMA 2 for UHF to S Band, and SMA 1 for HF/short wave.” This is still open, though. Might not be the final configuration.