Curb salvage: Satellite dishes

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As I pulled into the driveway after work today, I noticed one of the neighbours had placed a couple of satellite dishes by the curb for disposal. First thing to cross my mind was "Hmm, I wonder if I could do something with those...". Mentioned it to Connie and she said "Grab them" so I did.

SatDishes.JPGThey also came with a mess of coax (probably 75 Ω stuff) that's probably been sitting outside for who knows how long, so could be of questionable quality by now. It will give me something to start off working with though.


Not entirely sure what I'll do with them yet. I've read in various places on the web about people using them for various simple science experiments/demonstrations, like recording solar radio emissions. It will probably take me a while to even do anything with them. I'll have to spend some time researching different options and finding out what other people have done with them.