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What to do with a dish network dish?a

Feb 19th 2013, 01:02

KC9UNY

Joined: Aug 1st 2011, 12:05
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My family had Dish, but we didn't like it, so we switched to something else. Dish never wanted their antenna back though... So what do I do with it? My dad wants to throw it away, but my creative teenage brain tells me I can do something with it somehow. I have a limited budget, and a grandfather who will help. What can I do with the Dish dish? What would be the best, easiest to use or most workable or easiest to use? How would I do it and what would I need?
Feb 19th 2013, 11:39

W1VT

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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http://www.w1ghz.org/10g/antennas.htm

Paul W1GHZ has an online antenna book that tells you how to use a DSS dish on 10GHz. You could boost the range of a simple Gunn diode transceiver with a dish antenna.

Zack W1VT
ARRL Senior Lab Engineer
Feb 19th 2013, 12:19

KC9UNY

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Cool! I will remember that idea when it comes time for me to do something!
Mar 11th 2013, 23:02

KD2ADL

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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Is there any creative way to use a Dish antenna as the basis for an HF antenna? Developments with CC&Rs must allow satellite tv antennas by federal law, so I am wondering if anyone has tried using the framework of the Dish antenna as the basis for, say, a spiral-wound long wire stealth antenna.
Mar 13th 2013, 09:53

W1VT

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The Freedom to Display the American Flag Act of 2005 is more useful--just put a reasonable display of the American Flag with a aluminum flagpole and use that as an antenna.

Zack Lau W1VT
ARRLSenior Lab Engineer

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