I was going to suggest a high powered industrial laser...or hand grenades, but your solution worked, too!
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They never came to my mind but "controlled burn" did
MicroHD with Winegard 1m dish, DG380 motor, Geosat Pro SL1 LNB on ku band. 83W to 123W visible.
Perfect 10 7.5ft C-band dish from 87W to 121W, NS741 LNB controlled by General Instrument 550i analog receiver and Von Weise actuator.
Been into satellite TV since 1989 (Astra 1A). Started the English-language news service of Tele-Satellit magazine in early nineties.