After HBO and others went encrypted, and once they had truly secure systems -- when the old days were gone for good -- what did hobbyists watch that was FTA? Did unencrypted signals come and go as they do now? What did the hardcore seek out with their dishes in those pre-DVB years? Was there always something of interest, or was there a severe drought of many years? Did everyone just throw in the towel? If you were there, what were those years like?