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Subject: Re: antenna question
References: <90Gl9.firstname.lastname@example.org> <3D985E98.F59EE679@webaccess.net>
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Date: 30 Sep 2002 08:28:54 -0600
In article <3D985E98.F59EE679@webaccess.net>, Chuck Simmons wrote:
>> In article , EBG wrote:
>> >We live in an era of lies or "borderline bullshit"....which, of course, is
>> >the same thing.
>> >Thank you FTC.
>> I've also noticed that false advertising is completely permitted nowadays.
>> I wonder how many fools were scammed by the "Miss Cleo" organization?
>> The local cable company (TCI and now AT&T) has an all out campaign against
>> satellite tv. Their latest suggest that you may have to cut 3' holes in trees
>> to be able to pick up the signal.
>This is not as ridiculous as you seem to think. Some of the emission
>from warm objects is microwave and satellite systems have extremely low
>noise receivers capable of "seeing" thermal noise. This may be less of a
>problem with HDTV and digital systems but it is still there. It is
>certainly a problem with NTSC TV broadcast by satellite transponders.
It is ridiculous. You'd mount the dish somewhere else instead of cutting 3'
holes in trees.
I've seen dishes pick up the signal on the north side of an apartment complex
with the dish mounted on the balcony aimed through the roof!
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