- Has the current “dishless Ku band” concept been tested? How much has been done and has this proven to be viable?
- What’s the current hardware recommendation?
- Is there any software to receive, or something similar to start tinkering with?
@Syed has tested the “dishless” concept. Since the signal is SCPC (Single Carrier Per Channel), it’s narrow-band and does not need loads of receive gain.
The current hardware recommendation is to get the DreamCatcher 3.0 board once it’s available.
Some of us are tinkering with a Maverick MK1-PLL, which will be included in the DreamCatcher 3.0 kit. We have used the MK1 with a bias tee, a lab supply and a software defined radio to look at signals on various geostationary satellites. There is no software to decode or receive satellite signals at this time.