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installing a satellite dish in doors

Hi,

I am considering moving to a new apartment which does not have a balcony. It does have a huge south facing window which I think presents the oppurtunity to erect the dish indoors and point it south via the window. Does anyone know if this is a viable option ?
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Re: installing a satellite dish in doors

It could be as long as it's untreated double-glazing. But ..... consider the fact that you will lose 20% or more of the signal through the windows.
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Re: installing a satellite dish in doors

So you've room for a 4 or 5 foot disk in your living room?

Holy cow, just how big is your digs?
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So you've room for a 4 or 5 foot disk in your living room?

Holy cow, just how big is your digs?
4/5 foot? Mine's about 2ft diameter and works fine (out on the balcony).
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Re: installing a satellite dish in doors

aren't there brackets for hanging dishes out of windows?
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4/5 foot? Mine's about 2ft diameter and works fine (out on the balcony).
Just 60cm?
I must read the other threads on this... I had visions of Jodrell bank on the balcony blotting out the sun...
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Re: installing a satellite dish in doors

Assuming you're after english TV, 60cm isn't enough - 80cm will do about 98% of the time - you might loose signal in the worst rainstorms (I have to wipe my LBN dry every hour or so when it rains).

Somewhere (sorry - no idea where any more) I've seen transparent dishes which might be a useful option if the dish will otherwise block part of your window
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Re: installing a satellite dish in doors

Astra 2D small footprint transponder for all that luverly English language stuff: 90cm recommended.

I still want one of these.

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I must read the other threads on this... I had visions of Jodrell bank on the balcony blotting out the sun...
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Re: installing a satellite dish in doors

Inside?
Don't walk in front of it too many times! It'll rot yer guts.
Can't you mount a bracket outside the window?
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Don't walk in front of it too many times! It'll rot yer guts.
Nah. It would simply microwave you.
On the, er, bright side you won't glow in the dark and no need for lead shreds

Now, Swiss beer rots yer guts
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Now, Swiss beer rots yer guts
The Swiss make beer???? I have been using that Felde...stuff to clean the toilets....!!!arghhhh
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I still want one of these.
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Hmm. I thought "fill it with helium". Then I thought "how to maintain its orientation?".
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Re: installing a satellite dish in doors

I would probably find some way of getting a signal but its a lot of money to fork out on the off chance... Sadly Im a converted sky man and the thought of any alternative horrifies me
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Re: installing a satellite dish in doors

Here is the outer window sat thingy.
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Re: installing a satellite dish in doors

excellent find, gooner. That's very nice indeed.

We should negotiate a discount with Alekos
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Re: installing a satellite dish in doors

Appreciate the link Gooner...

Does anyone know if I would ned permission to errect this kind of bracket ? If its rented accomodation its usually tricky to get consent but if you own the apartment i think its normally ok
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Re: installing a satellite dish in doors

I wouldn't even ask.

There are so many sats going up all over the place these days. It's not a permanent fixture, there is no drilling or plugging. You can also get a dish to more or less match the colour of the walls so that it kind of blends in.
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Re: installing a satellite dish in doors

the issue might be if they deny your right to have a visible dish....

If they do....
If they don't.....

Stress that it involves no drilling and no damage.
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Re: installing a satellite dish in doors

Awesome. I'm searching for a new appartment, and with this baby it could remove the requirement of a south facing balcony... very handy.
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