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oncewaslost

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Here is a unique dish that I saw today at an old hotel in Cairo, IL. All I had was a cell phone to take the picture with so it isn't very good. I have never seen a dish like this one. It looked to be about 7 or 8 footer.
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hoot550

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Here is a unique dish that I saw today at an old hotel in Cairo, IL. All I had was a cell phone to take the picture with so it isn't very good. I have never seen a dish like this one. It looked to be about 7 or 8 footer.
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True story - there is a dish almost identical to this one that has fascinated me since I first saw it as a kid. Today I was in that neighborhood and drove by. I was going to take a picture to post, but realized I didn't have my camera.

Other than the thing looks like it would be terribly heavy and unwieldy, I've thought about knocking on their door and asking if I could haul it off for them. :D

Other than the feedhorn assemly, it's the exact same square dish. In all of my dish gawking, I've never seen another one like this until today.
 

ussexplroer

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Feb 17, 2007
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had one here too

Many years ago a person had one up by the garage. Still worked. Regular dish. just a square design. Asked him what happened to it. He sold it to some sat guy. Years, and years and years ago.

later,

Josh

The analog receiver was trippy. Took a 9v battery to power the lcd display on it and yes it got analog channels. This was probably around 92 or so.
 

oncewaslost

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I can't quite read that... What do the faded out letters on the dish say?

Huh?

I didn't see any letters on the dish. But then again, I was trying to hurry because the five other "road trip" companions I was with were all embarrassed because I was hanging out a window trying to take a picture of a satellite dish!:D

I think it was called the "Relax Inn".
 
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Anole

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I was trying to hurry because the five other "road trip" companions I was with were all embarrassed because I was hanging out a window trying to take a picture of a satellite dish!:D
Yep, definitely time to find better friends. - :eek:
. . . or educate these . . . - :eureka


And, as to the words on the dish, I'll go with City Motel, too.
Funny how we miss things, 'till later we see 'em in a picture.
I stopped on the way home from lunch last week, got out, took half a dozen pictures of a big 12' Paraclipse, and didn't see any motor at all.
People put 'em up fixed...???
When I got home and looked at the pictuers, there was a standard jackscrew! ;)
 
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