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Captain Jack

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As I had to work at 4am today, I took the afternoon off. Not feeling very tired, I got quickly bored and ran out of things to do.

So, I came across this. I've seen these kinds of creations before but never really thought it would actually work. Surely, you need a nice smooth surface of the reflector to collect the signals in one spot?

Inspired by the video, I decided to try it. Here is there result!


Yep, holding an old Technomate LNB in front of a frying pan lid, measuring about 25cm across, I easily locked a UK spot beam transponder on 28.2E. If I was really careful, I could get up to 10dB! I didn't try it but I wonder if I would have received anything with just pointing the LNB up at the satellite...

Perhaps an idea for Analoguesat, in case he runs out of dishes to salvage?
 

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Try it with a Chinese Wok, the big ones work wonders.

If you really want some fun, line a South or South West facing wall with some aluminum foil and see what you can pick up off the bounce. (mount the LNB on a dish first)
 

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I've bounced signals off a painted concrete wall back in the analogue days. At first I thought I was picking up a new satellite until I realised what was going on. Picture was full of sparklies but you could make out what channels they where.
 

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Fantastic - must try that sometime :D
 

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SWMBO has forbidden me from borrowing her wok.

As if that will stop me :D
 

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Seperate 80 cm dish on 28E with a Humax Freesat for SWMBO.
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Nice wok if you can get it..................looks like rain, now where did I leave my coat??
 

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SWMBO has forbidden me from borrowing her wok.

As if that will stop me :D
If you're taking orders AS ..
I'll have special fried rice with mine ...
...and plenty of soyuz sauce
I've heard you should have no problem getting 'feeds' with that setup.
;)
 

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The neighbours already think Im bonkers - if I start waving a wok around with a tv in the garden it will confirm it :-lmao
 
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