Anything "cool" I can do with two old satellite dishes?

ckeck

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So I was over at my parents house yesterday and they were cleaning out their garage. While I was there they came across two satellite dishes in boxes that were never opened...an RCA and a Sony dish. Why they had them I have no clue, but they were going to trash them so I decided to take them.

Is there anything at all I can use these things for? Not in a "recycle" way, but something technical...you know...read incoming data from spy satellites, etc :eureka

Just kidding (but if so tell me!)...any ideas would be appreciated. I wouldn't mind doing a little hardware hacking if something neat would come out of it. Thanks!
 
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M Sparks

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You could like, uh, hook them up to satellite receivers. That's technical.
 
SatinKzo

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not sure on those size dishes, but people have used them site to site wireless networking setups.
 
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toober

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Make a really big set of mouse ears. If anyone asks, tell them you get free Disney channel with them.
 
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Scroll

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You could get a FTA receiver and aim one of the antennas at 119 for a very few unscrambled channels. In the Eastern spotbeam I can also get Miami locals. Might even work on 61.5 to get 3ABN but I'm not certain about that.
 
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mastermesh

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go visit the fta section and look at the what can I get with an 18" dish faq.
 

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