I just picked up a rarely used satellite dish(directTV) for a really great price ... free!! I remember a discussion on the boards about converting it to a reciving antenna for use with scanners....problem is , I cant find the discussion now. If anyone remembers, or knows of a link let me know. Thanks in advance. And to those who helped me with my shortwave longwire...thanks a bunch. Got a pretty good config and am still learning. THats been the hardest part!!