Hiding a sqish

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Hi,

I've been having a bit of trouble as I have just moved into a block of flats in a conservation area. Not only that but aparantly at a residents meeting about 10 years ago it was decided that they didn't want any satellite dishes on the building. Grrr!!!!! I have come up with a plan to place the sqish into a plastic or fibreglass window box and place some artificial flowers around it so it looks authentic. Would the plastic or fibre glass box ruin the signal from the sqish?

Thanks in advance,
 
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Define 'authentic'.

Anything in line with the dish will reduce the available signal, but fortunately the important stuff comes down at an angle of some 26 degrees, so you could put stuff directly in front to stop nosey neighbours knowing what you have.

Best way is to experiment in increments, if the signal breaks up, move back one step.
 
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Cheers, do you mean anything directly inline with the satellite? I was planning on placing the sqish in the window box and wacking some fake plants around it.
 
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Oh and I'm pretty sure that I have a near perfect angle for the sky satellite as every other dish in the area points in the direction that my window faces. Cheers, Jimmy
 
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If you have double glazed windows, some have a coating inbetween the panes of glass to improve insulation, that may cut your signal level down.
Unless you are on the ground floor where people can see in your window, it should not really matter what you have on your window cill. You can put net curtains in front of the squish to hide it if necessary.
bob
 
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If you have double glazed windows, some have a coating inbetween the panes of glass to improve insulation, that may cut your signal level down.
Unless you are on the ground floor where people can see in your window, it should not really matter what you have on your window cill. You can put net curtains in front of the squish to hide it if necessary.
bob
 
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SHILLING said:
You can put net curtains in front of the squish to hide it if necessary.
Or put a dustbin liner over it.
 
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SHILLING said:
You can put net curtains in front of the squish to hide it if necessary.
Or put a dustbin liner over it.
 
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Cheers for your advice. The window is single glazed but made of small wooden pains (sp) and an engineer who came out said it probably wouldn't work. I was planning on putting the sqish inside a window box outside and surrounding with a few fake plants to disguise it.
 
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Cheers for your advice. The window is single glazed but made of small wooden pains (sp) and an engineer who came out said it probably wouldn't work. I was planning on putting the sqish inside a window box outside and surrounding with a few fake plants to disguise it.
 
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Jimmyp said:
Hi,

I've been having a bit of trouble as I have just moved into a block of flats in a conservation area. Not only that but aparantly at a residents meeting about 10 years ago it was decided that they didn't want any satellite dishes on the building. Grrr!!!!! I have come up with a plan to place the sqish into a plastic or fibreglass window box and place some artificial flowers around it so it looks authentic. Would the plastic or fibre glass box ruin the signal from the sqish?

Thanks in advance,
I set mine outside on the deck and covered it with a leaf bag made of 7 mil black plastic, works good and no comments from neighbors.

The fiberglas will kill all but the strongest signals.
 
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Jimmyp said:
Hi,

I've been having a bit of trouble as I have just moved into a block of flats in a conservation area. Not only that but aparantly at a residents meeting about 10 years ago it was decided that they didn't want any satellite dishes on the building. Grrr!!!!! I have come up with a plan to place the sqish into a plastic or fibreglass window box and place some artificial flowers around it so it looks authentic. Would the plastic or fibre glass box ruin the signal from the sqish?

Thanks in advance,
I set mine outside on the deck and covered it with a leaf bag made of 7 mil black plastic, works good and no comments from neighbors.

The fiberglas will kill all but the strongest signals.
 
ralphmagno

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hello,
saw a square flat pannel dish with flowers painted on it.
on the balcony it looks like a flower planter and is not notisable.
they may wonder how come there are flowers growing in the dead of winter
ralph
 
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hello,
saw a square flat pannel dish with flowers painted on it.
on the balcony it looks like a flower planter and is not notisable.
they may wonder how come there are flowers growing in the dead of winter
ralph
 
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You could add a customised Sqishoflage sticker on your Sqish to help it blend in.
 
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You could add a customised Sqishoflage sticker on your Sqish to help it blend in.
 
ralphmagno

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hi
i have seen brick design on these flat pannels and flowers as well
.
therer are 4 or five designs .
there are stickers you can stick as well.
there shoul be no metal on the stickers at all were as it will block the sihnal
ralph
 
ralphmagno

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hi
i have seen brick design on these flat pannels and flowers as well
.
therer are 4 or five designs .
there are stickers you can stick as well.
there shoul be no metal on the stickers at all were as it will block the sihnal
ralph
 
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