Surplus Primestar Dish Wireless Antenna
Man people do cool stuff. I don't have anything good I could do with this sort of setup but just knowing it exists makes me want to figure something out. If you have done something cool with a homemade wireless dish or antenna drop me a line, I would like to interview you.
"It is easy to make a surplus Primestar dish into a highly directional
antenna for the very popular IEEE 802.11 wireless networking. The resulting
antenna has about 22 db of gain, and is fed with 50 ohm coaxial cable. Usually
LMR400 or 9913 low loss cable is used if the source is more than a few feet
from the antenna. The range using two of these antennas with a line of sight
path is around 10 miles at full bandwidth. I must stress the line of sight
part though. Leaves really attenuate the signal." Use a Surplus Primestar Dish as an IEEE 802.11 Wireless Networking Antenna
(Submitted by Noel Mon Oct 10, 2005 )
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