Old, abandoned dish.

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geordiejohn

Regular Member
Messages
103
My Satellite Setup
Sky sd and penta 85cm motorised with ancient spiderbox 900HD
My Location
uk
There is a building near me due for demolition, it has a prime focus mesh dish on the roof, hard to tell from the gound but it looks about 2m diameter.

The building has been empty for years and i am sure the dish has been abandoned.I am also sure that if i go through the official channels i will get a "no way mate" reply, so i was thinking of approaching the demolition forman and bunging him a few quid!

Anyone ever done this?Or got contacts with thompsons of prudhoe demolition?!!
 
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wod

Specialist Contributor
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4,213
My Satellite Setup
1m channel master, jaeger smr1224, Inverto black ultra twin, technomate tm-1500ci, broken receiver vantage x221ci, New additions Skybox F5s and technomate tm-5402 HD arriving soon.
My Location
yorkshire
I'm sure they will let you have it if you can dismantle the dish and take it away.

just go and see what they say ?
 
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graham4877

Member
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4
My Satellite Setup
88triax dish darkmotor Tm3100d dell boy pc &vaio laptop. 2 x fortec fs4200
My Location
newcastle ne16
Is their a security guard on site?? Can you get up to the dish? If their is a guard give him some cash!! If not get up at get it!! I only live up from you in Burnopfield!
 
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geordiejohn

Regular Member
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103
My Satellite Setup
Sky sd and penta 85cm motorised with ancient spiderbox 900HD
My Location
uk
big, secure building.Don't want to get done for theft!
 
Channel Hopper

Channel Hopper

Suffering fools, so you don't have to.
Staff member
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30,384
My Satellite Setup
A little less analogue, and a lot more crap.
My Location
UK
As it's a mesh, best not bother.
 
Telia

Telia

ASBO Club Member - Persona non grata
Messages
335
My Satellite Setup
Vu+ Duo PVR 1GB HDD
Channel Master 1.2m with Jaeger SMR1224.
My Location
Stockholm, Sweden
Alcoa 1.8m mesh or Winegard dish is worth keeping, performs like a solid dish if they aren't warped of course.
 
Satcom1

Satcom1

Regular Member
Messages
217
My Satellite Setup
1 Meter Primestar Elliptical C/KU. Twinhan 1025 PCI(Linux), Coolsat 6000, Winegard 76 cm dish. 8' Unimesh, HCC9300 Receiver.
Diamond 9000 HD, 1m prime focus, 1.2 m prime focus, both on C Band.
My Location
Chicago
geordiejohn said:
big, secure building.Don't want to get done for theft!
What they mostly don't want is for you to get hurt on their property and sue them.
 
Channel Hopper

Channel Hopper

Suffering fools, so you don't have to.
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My Satellite Setup
A little less analogue, and a lot more crap.
My Location
UK
Telia said:
Alcoa 1.8m mesh or Winegard dish is worth keeping, performs like a solid dish if they aren't warped of course.

No they don't.
 
Robbo

Robbo

Retired Mod
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6,424
My Satellite Setup
TM6800HD, TM1000, TM600 Linux,TM2200 motor, Channel Master 1.2m motorised, TD110 dish Meter=Satlook Micro+G2 NIT
My Location
Gravesend,Kent,UK
Yes, one of the problems is that all them holes will let the microwaves through.

The wavelength of ku band freqs is about 3cm, any holes larger than about 1/10 of that and the dish won't reflect, C band being of a longer wavelength though sn't a problem.
 
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