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Topic # 161807 20-Jan-2015 15:37
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Any idea what this dish type is called, what is it used for? Found it at Mt Maunganui.





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  Reply # 1218391 20-Jan-2015 15:52
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The round thing or the square thing?



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  Reply # 1218434 20-Jan-2015 17:03
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The round thing

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  Reply # 1218435 20-Jan-2015 17:07
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(the back of a) satellite dish ??   Are we suppose to be looking at the fact it's not perfectly parabolic ?

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  Reply # 1218452 20-Jan-2015 17:20
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OP, do you mind use Paint and draw an arrow where this satellite dish is?







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  Reply # 1218456 20-Jan-2015 17:31
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Unidentified thing is now circled, I assumed it was some kind of sat dish, maybe not? Sorry for bad pic, it was cropped from a selfie my Dad took... If it is for Sky, it appears to be at the wrong angle? It also doesn't have a standard LNB (or anything at the expected focal point)


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  Reply # 1218495 20-Jan-2015 18:48
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Looks like the back of a Sky dish with LNB beyond it.  Also looks too small to transmit.  What makes you think it is anything else?

Context would help.  Is that a residential roof?




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  Reply # 1218540 20-Jan-2015 20:01
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Looks like it has some DIY coat hanger upgrade :)




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  Reply # 1218541 20-Jan-2015 20:02
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Looks like the back of a Hills dish

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  Reply # 1218586 20-Jan-2015 20:45
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You sure its not the lid to the water tank?



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  Reply # 1218672 20-Jan-2015 22:24
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Yeah it appears to be the back of a sat dish, bit of an optical illusion if you ask me.





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  Reply # 1219368 21-Jan-2015 18:12
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I didn't know Tom Cruise owned property in NZ.

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  Reply # 1219403 21-Jan-2015 19:19
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Its an old school sat dish for sky or freeview, I had mine replaced about 3 days ago, the guy had to call sky to check if the dish was my dish or not (we rent) but its an old sky one. 

quietly he left it behind for me. going to strip it and use it as a plate on my bbq. Will this work?

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  Reply # 1219404 21-Jan-2015 19:19
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Its an old school sat dish for sky or freeview, I had mine replaced about 3 days ago, the guy had to call sky to check if the dish was my dish or not (we rent) but its an old sky one. 

quietly he left it behind for me. going to strip it and use it as a plate on my bbq. Will this work?

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  Reply # 1219406 21-Jan-2015 19:23
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wingbat45: Its an old school sat dish for sky or freeview, I had mine replaced about 3 days ago, the guy had to call sky to check if the dish was my dish or not (we rent) but its an old sky one. 

quietly he left it behind for me. going to strip it and use it as a plate on my bbq. Will this work?

Thin aluminium... no it won't work well at all




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  Reply # 1219407 21-Jan-2015 19:29
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dang oh well you sir have saved me some time :)

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