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Re: Looking for an AO-40 dish



A majority of the "sports bars" across the country have switched to Dish or
DirecTV services for their multiple screens.  I have seen numerous 5, 7 and
10 foot dishes unused on roof tops of various establishments (and a few out
of business).

If the establishment is out of business, it is best to contact the building
owner for acquisition or to coordinate removal (liability issues) of the
dish.

w9gb

----- Original Message -----
From: "Frederick M. Spinner" <fspinner@hotmail.com>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Monday, August 26, 2002 2:27 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Looking for an AO-40 dish


>
> Muzak dishes appear to becoming available as well as Muzak has switched to
> Dish Network to carry their feeds.
>
> I've even seen a few around town that were left at businesses, see if
> you can haul it away for them.
>
> Or, ask the local Muzak dealer.  The ones I got seems to be identical to
the
> earlier PrimeStar dishes (the "standard" looking offset fed ones, not the
> newer "squished" ones).
>
> Wind a 4.25 or 5.25 turn helix for a feed, and you should be good to go.
>
> Fred W0FMS
>
> >From: Bruce Nolte N3LSY <brucenol@abs.net>
> >To: gary@ridepix.com
> >CC: Amsat-Bb <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
> >Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Looking for an AO-40 dish
> >Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2002 17:26:48 -0400
> >
> >Gary Gonnella wrote:
> >
> >>What do you consider suitable?
> >>7 foot to 12 foot are available for the asking, just knock on a few
doors
> >>and must people will give them to you for taking them down.
> >>
> >>Gary Gonnella W6RYO
> >>gary@w6ryo.com
> >>http://www.w6ryo.com
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>>-----Original Message-----
> >>>From: owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org]On
> >>>Behalf Of n6gr
> >>>Sent: Friday, August 23, 2002 7:45 AM
> >>>To: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
> >>>Subject: [amsat-bb] Looking for an AO-40 dish
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>and any auggestions where to find a suitbale dish.
> >>>
> >>>Brad
> >>>N6GR
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> >>
> >The big TVRO dishes can indeed be had for free,  and can yield excellent
> >results if a good pointing system can be devised. That being said, they
can
> >be a handful to point and can be obtrusive in your yard (you might not
> >care, but what about the YL and the neighbors?)  I got one for the asking
> >off of somebody's front lawn who was getting ready to haul it away.
> >
> >If the big dish isn't practical, there are many dishes available in the 1
> >meter range that can work well, and are much easier to point and mount
than
> >the big C band dishes. Think Primestar!!   Primestar a few years ago had
a
> >satellite TV service that used dishes that were about 36 inches across,
and
> >varied in shape from oval to round. To make a long story short were out
> >competed by and eventually sold out to DSS,  IIRC and they replaced all
of
> >the old Primestar dishes with smaller DSS dishes, leaving all of the old
> >Primestar dishes to spend their final days as lawn ornaments.  Many of
> >these lawn ornaments are still in place, and their owners can frequently
be
> >talked into parting with them. You may also want to check with a
satellite
> >TV dealer, he may have a few or a few dozen on his back lot he might be
> >willing to sell for a song. If you are truly desperate, you can always
try
> >E-Bay. I have seen Primestar dishes going there for less than $20, but it
> >might cost more to ship than the purchase price.
> >
> >Don't ignore commerical dishes of this size either, that often sprout on
> >the rooftops of many communications intensive businesses, they are rugged
> >and often have shapes more suited for simple homemade feeds than the
> >Primestar dishes.
> >
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