This is part of the Blockstream Satellite Kit setup guide.
The LNB is the device that collects the Blockstream Satellite radio waves from the dish and converts them to a signal which is sent through a cable to your receiver.
Note: The Flat Panel Antenna has an integrated Ku-band LNB. If you are using a Flat Panel Antenna, skip this section and go to Basic Kit receiver setup or Pro Kit receiver setup.
The Blockstream Satellite Kit includes two LNBs:
- Ku-band LNB: For use across the Americas, Europe, and Africa regions. Also can be used in some of the Asia-Pacific region.
- C-band LNB: For use across the whole Asia-Pacific region.
Determine Which LNB You Require
If you are in the Americas, Europe, or Africa regions, jump directly to the Ku-band LNB assembly guide.
If you are in the Asia-Pacific region, check our Satellite Network Coverage map to see if Ku-band is supported in your area. Either enter your address or click on your rough location and the tool will provide you details on which satellite transponders cover your area.
If both Telstar 18V Ku Band (Asia Pacific) and Telstar 18V C Band (Asia Pacific) are available in your area, go to Ku-band LNB assembly. If only Telstar 18V C Band (Asia Pacific) is available in your area, go to C-band LNB assembly.
Note: You will only need to use one of the LNBs, the other LNB can be left in your Blockstream Satellite Kit box.
Ku-Band LNB Assembly
Grab the Ku-band LNB.
Mount the LNB to the mounting bracket included in the kit, and then mount both the LNB and mounting bracket to the satellite dish assembly arm.
Connect the long coaxial cable to the connector on the LNB.
C-Band LNB Assembly
Tip: We've configured the Blockstream Satellite signal so that your C-band LNB will be compatible with both C-band and Ku-band dishes (minimum 60cm diameter).
Grab the C-band LNB.
Attach the mounting bracket to the LNB, taking note where the LNB polarity markings are located for reference.
If using an offset dish antenna, place the feed horn on the LNB and tighten the screws.
Mount the LNB to the satellite arm.
Connect the long coaxial cable to the LNB.