I looked at the list, but not many channels for English. I read several articels in The Monitoring Times sometime ago about FTA and then seem to be more FTA channels for English.
the Good Stuff...Obviously! *rolls eyes*It would probably be helpful if you mentioned what you want to monitor.
This probably should have been the first thing asked.
well now theres the reason your antenna is sticky
Joel, Take a look at this list FTA TV List.There are some FTA (Free To Air) satellites that you might be able to monitor with the right receiver.
Try FTAList - free Ku-band satellite channel list some of the English language channels don't look to bad (PBSkids etc...), you might be able to discover something new also.
You might also get some news from a local viewpoint (esp.. if you can speak a foreign language).
Okay, lets try Amature Radio Sats, Military Sats, ISS.
I have seen some antenna designs on here.
it's still in the alley and I don't think I will drag it into the back.A DirecTV or Dish brand dish reflector is fairly small and would not have much gain below about the 2.4GHz range. It would be useless for anything in the VHF/UHF range as they are designed for 12GHz.
Useless for VHF UHF? If he mounts a rubber duck at the focal point it should be good for directional but heavier more wind loading and more difficult to aim as a yagi cut for resonance. Yes, the LNB's pictured are not "terrestrialy" friendly for anything but if the dish itself reflects Ku and Ka it will certainly work for VHF and UHF. A easy test try NOAA.