can i recive a sky signal through glass.

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  1. andrew constant

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    I live in a flat which is not allowed to have a dish on the outside of the building, so i wondered if i could have it set up behind the window and still recive a signal ?.
     
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    The old analogue systems would just about work through a normal glass window, but don't know about digital signals.
    Guess that as they are the same type of signal, maybe??
    You would possably need a bigger dish to get enough signal for the receiver to lock on, as digital is much more fussy on dish alignment etc:
     
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    If the window faces in the direction of the satellite (28.2'E of south for Sky Digital) then you have a good chance. But it depends on glass type, size and thickness. You'll almost certainly need a larger dish than if it were outside.

    Vocab. for today: "receive" :)

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    PS do you know that you have a 'degree' symbol ° available ?
     
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    Useful to know of the availablility of the degree signal.

    In a text message the ASCII way to do this is by using ALT - 0186
    but the "0186" must be typed on the additional numeric keys that are normally on the right-hand side of the keyboard.

    Chris Muriel, Manchester.
     
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    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3004656160&category=

    shows a "cubsat" that odes not look like a dish at all.
    Could this solve your problem ?

    NB: If you scroll down to the specifications section, you can have a laugh at the howlers (or poor translation) e.g. "Food 14 and 18v" (must refer to feed - i.e. 14/18 volt polarisation switching).
    There's an even better howler which I won't spoil by quoting here.

    Chris Muriel, Manchester.
     

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