The Blockstream Satellite Pro Kit is rack-mountable professional satellite receiver that supports all the features of the Basic Kit, with additional dual-satellite capability for more reliable data transfers, and multicasting. Requires a computer running Linux (Ubuntu recommended) to process the received broadcasts.
The Blockstream Satellite Pro Kit requires a number of components to be purchased separately, see below for details.
Included in the Pro Kit:
- Ku-band LNB
- C-band LNB
- CS1 scalar kit
- Novra S400 satellite receiver
- F-to-F flat coax cable extender
- Adjustable LNB mounting bracket
- Digital satellite finder
- AC adapter
- Satellite antenna/dish: We recommend purchasing the Selfsat Flat-Panel Antenna, available on the Blockstream Store. However, any TV satellite dish with a minimum diameter of 60cm will work with the kit.
- A computer running Linux: Most mid-range laptops from the last five years will meet the minimum specifications required to run the Blockstream Satellite software. We recommend Ubuntu for the easiest setup.
- 1x short RG6 coaxial cable: The cable should be long enough to connect the satellite finder to the satellite antenna during antenna alignment. Normally around one meter will be sufficient.
- 1x long RG6 coaxial cable: The cable should be long enough to reach from the satellite antenna to the satellite receiver. For example, if you are installing the satellite antenna on a roof and your receiver is held in an indoor office, you will probably need a 10-30m cable to cover the distance.
- 1x Ethernet cable: The cable should be long enough to reach from the satellite receiver to either your computer or your router.