SonicvanaJr Posted April 15, 2006 Share Posted April 15, 2006 OK so the story starts out like this about five months ago I saw this article. http://www.engadget.com/2005/11/15/how-to-...d-dish-antenna/ Turning a old direct TV dish into a >40dBi antenna for wifi. Quite amazing if I do say so myself. I was of course intrigued instantly. So I started looking around ebay, and other sites. All were quite expensive. I then went to freecycle(very good for getting old stuff that no one wants), and signed up for my area newsletter. No luck there either. So one day my friend says to me, "Hey my neighbor just offered me his old sat dish you want it. Of course I responded yes. So a couple weeks pass, and the lazy kid never gets it down from his roof. I start getting angry. Well yesterday was the end of my anger. I'm on Spring Break so I go over to my friends house at about 11am, and help him paint for a couple hours, I suggest we take a break and try to get my sat dish down off his neighbors house. The kid had moved, and no one was living there so we figure why the heck not. So we get a ladder, and all the tools we will need, and head up onto the kids roof. 3 hours is how long it took to unscrew, and unmount the dang thing, but luckily we got it, and it's currently sitting by me in my room. All I have to do now is order the coaxial cable for it, and build the biquad element. Which I'm about to run to the hardware store to get supplies for. .. PICTUREIZE ! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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