So I bought the DIY kit and brought it with me on my holiday to Norway. I had no internet access so this was the perfect use case for this box.
Connecting and to the C.H.I.P was not problem and I found the PDF describing the setup. It took quite some time
to understand in what direction to point the antenna to (A little help would be nice here) e.g. a hint on the azimuth in general. I had DroidSat installed but was not able to find what satellite to select.
so after some messing around I finally started getting something
My setup that first day.
I was quite happy and I was a magic moment I won’t forget so thank you!.
The bad side:
-The LNA looked different from what I saw online (missing the shielding)
-The LNA led light does not light up (I tried enabling power using rlt_bias but that also did not work) (is there a QA issue here?
-The setup and idea are really nice but it was quite impractical to leave the setup outside for the night for some data to happen (I really hoped for weather information)
-The WIFI antenna is not good/(non existing?) I wat not able to access the setup from the house (2 meters away)
anyway thank you so much for the experience