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  1. Chris

    Chris Guest

    Hi guys,

    Just wondering if anybody here knows on what to do with a old c band
    dish? I was thinking of modifying it to do other task , other than
    just collecting c band radio tv. I no longer use it for TV purposes
    and it has been just sitting there for years. Its a large 12ft mesh
    dish with a fully operational LNB and arm.
  2. Don Bruder

    Don Bruder Guest

    Got Dish Network or DirectTV? If so, put the LNB from one of those units
    in the focus, and aim it at your DirectTV/Dish bird to kiss *ALL*
    worries of "rain fade" or other "not strong enough signal" type problems
    a final good-bye.

    Other than that... <shrug> Are you in snow country, and is it the solid
    type dish? If so, you might be able to rent it out for family sledding

    "...then there's our top-of-the-line model "flying saucer" sled. Seats
    14 adults and 6 children comfortably for normal downhill use, and can
    sleep 15 when used as the roof of an improvised shelter after your
    whooping and hollering with joy starts an avalanche that traps your
    party for days." :) :)
  3. A mesh dish is not suitable for KU band. If it was a perforated dish it
    would work ok.

    There were some audio only carriers on C-band. WSM was carried as a
    subcarrier channel on CMTV, for example. If your receiver has tunable
    audio, play with it. Otherwise find a ham who wants to play with moon
  4. Ian Stirling

    Ian Stirling Guest

    Free net access if there are any unsecured 802.11b nets within a few
  5. A bit of homebrew radio astronomy? Find that asteroid before it hits the
    planet, and be famous (for a few days.)

    You could also use it to listen in on your neighbors... or build one heckofa
    wifi link.

    Bob Monsen
  6. If you find an asteroid on a 12' radio dish, don't bother turning
    it in. You'll be able to see it first.
    Your neighbor is NEWS2020?
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