How do I use a satallite dish as a UHF antenna?

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  1. ken2400

    ken2400 Topic Starter SatelliteGuys Pro

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    I would like use a satellite dish as a UHF antenna.
    I have old Primestar dishes, 18" dishes, offset Ku dish 36", C band 6' dish.
    I was thinking of putting a bow tie antenna at the focal point.

    I have one set of channels I want to get so this being directional is not big deal.

    Anyone have any ideas?
    Thanks
     
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    primestar31 SatelliteGuys Master

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    You can try, but it won't work very well UNLESS it's at least a 6 FOOT prime focus dish size, and then put a simple 2 bay uhf antenna at the focal point. Haul it up to the top of at least a 30' tower, and then you'd have a uhf antenna that can't easily be beat.

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