While waiting for Dreamcatcher 3.01 system, I’ve been playing with Direct TV dish I don’t use anymore. I mounted it on wood board on ground. It’s 20 x 18". Removed the triple LNB and replaced it with a single MK1-PLL. Power is fed via a 20 volt PS up the RG-6. It’s designed for satellite TV. Has 2 F-type jacks, power Out and receiver In. Connected regular RTL-SDR dongle to receiver In. USB of dongle connects to PC running SDR#.
Anyway, after working a few days, now not seeing much on screen. Felt LNBF connector. Plenty warm, almost too hot to touch. Read specs. Says current max is 135 ma. Measured current using an old piece of RG6 with connectors. Opened center conductor up and measured current of 270 ma. Got to be bad. Sent it back through Amazon and ordered new one. Now seeing 110 ma. Seems to be OK now. Don’t know what happened, but have read some LNBF’s are prone to failure. Moral of story, handle your future LNBF carefully!