A lot of people have heard of the DXpeditions that Hams go on, where they go to some rarely heard, remote place and talk to people via ham radio. And, AM Band and shortwave listeners sometimes go to quiet, out of the way places along the east and west coasts and set up huge antennas to see what they can pull in from overseas. Has anyone ever though about taking some FTA receivers, maybe with DVR capabilities, to Europe, Asia, or Africa and seeing how much stuff they can receive (and record for playback to impress their friends)? Some day, I think that would be fun to do.....maybe carry a couple of receivers, some good LNBs, and a piece of test gear or two.....have a high-quality dish waiting (from a local satellite shop, there), and just sit on a beach some place and do some "sat-sleuthing". Might make IAm-5 sound like I was "just starting". Now....If I could just write it off my taxes .