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Old 06-05-2012, 07:57 AM   #1
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What is on my neighbor's roof?

Am I imagining things, or did my neighbors find someone else's wifi to connect to? What am I looking at here?

My only other guess is a television antennae, but the thing is obviously directional. Maybe for a foreign station?



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Old 06-05-2012, 08:03 AM   #6
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:06 AM   #7
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What ever type of Ray Gun that is it is too heavy for the Mastercool and the leg is failing quickly!!!

Get some mirrors to re direct the stream and aluminiun foil for your protection!!!!
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:07 AM   #8
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Probably line of sight radio internet. Fairly cheap as no wiring needs to be laid. Usually has data caps. Digis is one vendor off hand.
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Probably some kind of antenna. If they are Mexican, it may be picking up some tele from over there. Is it pointed south?
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:16 AM   #12
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:18 AM   #13
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What ever type of Ray Gun that is it is too heavy for the Mastercool and the leg is failing quickly!!!
I think they were failing long before they put that thing up.... it looks like shit.

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Probably line of sight radio internet. Fairly cheap as no wiring needs to be laid. Usually has data caps. Digis is one vendor off hand.
This makes the most sense so far. I just cant find a service locally that has a tower in that direction.


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Probably some kind of antenna. If they are Mexican, it may be picking up some tele from over there. Is it pointed south?
I am looking at it in the second photo facing due south. It is pointed northwest-ish.
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:20 AM   #16
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Awesome thanks! I haven't seen one before that is directional like that.
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:20 AM   #17
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I'd be more worried about the rusted ass garbage it's mounted to...
I have a decent looking AC unit for my neighbors to look at.
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Awesome thanks! I haven't seen one before that is directional like that.
Good if there's something specific you're looking for, or in my area most of the antenna signals come from one main central location. Point it that way and you can maximize your reception.
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Am I imagining things, or did my neighbors find someone else's wifi to connect to? What am I looking at here?

My only other guess is a television antennae, but the thing is obviously directional. Maybe for a foreign station?
I have three similar television antennas on my property (mounted on my radio tower), aimed at stations in nearby towns not carried by my cable television provider.

I also feed a signal into them occasionally to view inside houses in my neighborhood.

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I have a decent looking AC unit for my neighbors to look at.

Is it standard practice to mount the compressor on the roofs in AZ?
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