I need help with disguising a dish

digiguy

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#1
Hi all.

I want to put a dish in my front garden for Express AM22 53e. My other dishes are in the back garden, but the house blocks anything beond 30E. I already have a 1.2m and 90cm in the back garden. So I want to make the dish in the back garden as invisible as possible. I understand that you can get AM22 with a 80cm dish. Has anyone got any ideas? I will soon be redeveloping the front garden so I guess I have more options. If anyone has managed to blend their dish in please advise me :) I guess a transparent dish will stick out more than a painted solid.

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#2
Is it actually possible to get a transparent dish??? If not i recommend putting the dish against a fence and painting it the same colour.:)
 

digiguy

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#3
Hi.
Thanks for that

It is possible to get a transparant dish, satsuperstore sell them. I'm not sure how they would look in a garden. Yes, it would be possible to put the dish by the fence and paint it to blend in with plants etc. I made the mistake of painting my 1.2m and 88cm green then painted the fence brown lol. Need to paint the dishes brown instead.

I just need to see pics of what people have done to blend there dishes into the garden. Just to get some idea. But it seems no one wants to post their pics, or no one wants to hide the dish :p


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digiguy

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#5
Hi

Thanks for that.

The dish is a 80cm, to go in the garden (next to the fence, in the flower bed) Just wish there was something you could cover the dish with without reducing the signal. Like the cubsat thing, which would be too small for Am22.

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#6
Try sticking a green or brown bin bag over it! :D You shouldnt get too much much signal loss
 
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#7
I know this is an old thread but....
Here are some beauties from down under, we're a very clever lot ya know.
If you can make it blend in great or just keep it low to the roof.
 

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#8
If your dish is going in the front garden in say a flower bed why not paint it, or get someone who can paint, to cover it with flowers or bushes whatever is local to the dish.
Remember seeing someones dish done this way and it was nearly invisible.
 

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#9
I like the way the porpoises on the first picture above, cunningly blend into the garage wall. :-lmao
 

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#10
One of few nations on the planet with enough 'garden' space in some cases to put up a 60mtr dish without anyone knowing, and they do the artistic thing instead. God bless those lovely Austrailians :D



L.:)
 
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#11
Well, I did see a 2.3mtr C-band dish camoflauged with the typical military paint job, splatters of jungle green & sahara brown all on a nice black mesh frame. But it really stuck out 'cause it was on a major road and out in the open.
Didn't quite work well as expected. Duh!
 
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