SDR Kit DIY guide Basic Kit Discontinued Pro Kit Blockstream Store Base Station Blockstream Store Includes satellite antenna Users purchasing kits that do not include a satellite antenna will need to purchase one separately. ✓ Connection USB kits must be connected directly to a computer. Ethernet kits can be connected to either a router or a computer. USB USB Ethernet Ethernet Multiple host connections The receiver can feed the data stream received over satellite to multiple computers at the same time. ✓ ✓ CPU utilization Processor/memory demands on the computer connected to the kit (excluding node software). High Low None None Dual-satellite capable Ability to receive from two satellites simultaneously in areas with overlapping coverage. Enables greater redundancy, higher bitrate, and faster sync times. ✓ Total coverage for Asia-Pacific region Support for C-band LNBs, required for many countries in the Asia-Pacific region. ✓ ✓ ✓ LNB power supplied by interface The kit's LNB receives power from the USB or Ethernet connection. ✓ ✓ ✓1 Support for Universal LNB Required to use Universal LNBs when receiving from the Galaxy 18 or Eutelsat 113 satellites. ✓ ✓ ✓ Rack-mountable Can be mounted in a traditional server rack. Faceplate sold separately. ✓ 1 The Base Station requires a router that supports Power over Ethernet (PoE), otherwise, the PoE injector will need to be connected (included with the Base Station).