Forget it. It's not worth the bother unless it was at least 304 cm. Not to mention there are FREE c-band dishes available nearly everywhere just for the asking. It's not the early 1980's anymore. No need to cobble things to that point.
Maybe bring it up casually in a conversation with your neighbor? Like, "what channels are you getting with that dish?". Chances are it's not being used anymore but it looks like it's in good condition
Being ashamed is the last emotion you should have about this. Unless you hit it with your lawn mower, and it crashed to the ground. Now that would get me feeling ashamed if I had done it.
I'm with Primestar, what's the worst thing that could happen? I'll be driving down the road and spot one, and I'll go up and bang on the front door and ask them if they would like to get rid of the big dish in their yard. If they have a Dish Network or DirecTV in their yard, it's a dead give away they're not using it. I haven't been told no yet, but I did have one guy tell me his son was wanting it and he'd get back to me, but he never did.
Luckily, I've never ran into that problem. I just had a guy call me that I had installed a dish for several years ago. As it turned out, he took the screen off it and turned it into a grape arbor. I asked him about the screen, and he had given to a friend who sells junk metal. It was nice to hear from him since I hadn't spoke with him in nearly 20 years. Just never know. He said he would have given it to me if his grapes weren't growing on it.Can't hurt to ask. Look at it as an excuse to be neighborly.
I have been amazed though at times I have stopped by to ask about an obviously unused dish, and they seem to want to recoup the original cost of the receiver(s) cabling, and dish assembly. Then they make you feel like they have been insulted when offered $100 if it's in real good shape... You have to be prepared to walk away too.
I don't have one as I never did that. Not sure how he got that from my post as it was simply an analogy.I think Kraven means a video of you hitting your dish with a lawnmower