Reception Report from Northern Vermont, USA


#1

I have a clear line to the satellite from my location (Lat: 44.4 N, Long: 72.0 W).
SNR between -5.0 to -6.75 regardless of weather.
Lock: yes (uninterrupted)
Rssi: a steady -80

Consequently I’m getting a steady stream of data.

Previously, with the Outernet unit i received no data even though I had an acceptable signal report. So I’m very pleased with this new system.

Update: Jan 9, 2019
While I had no reception problems to date, it is now snowing very heavily and I’m not receiving any files or audio: SNR -17, Lock no, RSSI -81. This is after upgrading to Skylark 5.5, which I had hoped might improve my reception, but it is unchanged.

Looks like I’ll have to try adding a cone of some sort to the LNB to try to improve really bad weather reception.


#2

are you using the LNB with a dish? What kind?


#3

I’m just using the LNB by itself, no dish or cone made out of wire mesh or anything like that.


#4

the SNR should be negative, in that case. Could you please double check?


#5

Thank you for pointing out the error. I have corrected it in the original post.