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What Should I Do With DISH 500 Antennas?

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#1 OFFLINE   Jim148



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Posted 12 July 2014 - 12:25 PM

As posted above, I have just removed two DISH 500 antennas from service.  What should I do with them?  Should I throw them away, give them away, or try to sell them?

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#2 OFFLINE   BeckiB@Dish Network

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 12:35 PM

We do not requie the dishes back, so you can do what you wish with them! You may be able to sell them on Ebay or Amazon.

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Posted 12 July 2014 - 03:17 PM


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Posted 17 July 2014 - 05:08 PM

Ham radio operators have used them for the microwave bands, so they do have value.  There is a picture of one being used in the ARRL Technician's License handbook (upside down, with the LNB replaced with a different antenna). 

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#5 OFFLINE   gov



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Posted 17 July 2014 - 09:14 PM

Don't know if it worked, but a guy bought 3 from me to experiment with as directional microphones for a church.


He was trying to mic 2 pulpits and a choir area from the back mezzanine area.  Don't know if they would be directional enough for that.

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