Dish as AM/FM Antenna

Endorphin

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Has anyone tried using their Dish as an AM/FM antenna (as in hooking one of the coax connections from the Dish directly into a coax antenna connection on an AV receiver)???

Any success?
 

bbtkd

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Endorphin said:
Has anyone tried using their Dish as an AM/FM antenna (as in hooking one of the coax connections from the Dish directly into a coax antenna connection on an AV receiver)???

Any success?


I suspect that you would get about nothing - other than what might leak into the cable. The feed is for GHz frequencies and is focused into space, while you want a KHz to MHz range antenna aimed more towards the horizon.
 

rcbridge

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Sep 22, 2003
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It won't work, wrong type of antenna and LNB would not be active, wrong frequency, no power to it etc. You could try a seperate antenna and diplex it!!
 

MikeD-C05

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I use a terk clip on to my dish for my hd locals and I also use the diplexor to run to my auido receiver for my fm radio and it works fine for me.
 

Stargazer

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Yep, its the wrong frequency. You have to find antennas made specifically for that type of frequency for the best results.
 

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