How to Make a Satellite LNB Cover

Written by marshal m. rosenthal
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The low noise block amplifier, or LNB module, sits on the end of a pole aimed at the satellite dish -- its purpose being to focus the satellite transmissions received by the dish and transmit them to the satellite receiver. Because the plastic-tipped front of the LNB must have a clear view of the dish, any non-opaque material placed on the LNB can protect its exposed connector without inhibiting its performance. Do-it-yourself satellite LNB covers can be made from household items and a camera product that will protect the module's exposed connector without disturbing the satellite transmissions.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Plastic food bag, 1 gallon
  • Duct tape
  • Cling film roll
  • Masking tape
  • 55mm lens pouch

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  1. 1

    Place a gallon plastic food bag over the LNB module. Wrap the bottom of the bag against a side of the module. Tape the bottom of the bag to the side of the module with strips of duct tape.

  2. 2

    Tear off a 1 foot long strip of cling film from the cling film roll. Place the cling film against the plastic-tipped front of the LNB module. Wrap the cling film around the module until it has been completely covered. Wrap a strip of masking tape around the sides of the LNB module to further adhere the cling film to the module.

  3. 3

    Place a 55mm lens pouch on a work surface with the closed end of the pouch facing up. Cut out the bottom of the lens pouch with the blade of a utility knife. Place the open end of the lens pouch over the LNB module. Align the cut end of the pouch with the plastic-tipped front of the module. Pull the drawstrings of the pouch to close the open end. Wrap a strip of masking tape around the now-closed end of the pouch to further secure it to the LNB module.

Tips and warnings

  • Brush off a satellite dish with a car brush after a snowstorm to remove any snow that has stuck to it.

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