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What is on my neighbor's roof?

Discussion in 'Technology' started by astral, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. Jun 5, 2012 at 6:57 AM
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    astral

    astral [OP] On my second taco now....

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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?

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  2. Jun 5, 2012 at 6:58 AM
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  3. Jun 5, 2012 at 6:58 AM
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  4. Jun 5, 2012 at 6:59 AM
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  5. Jun 5, 2012 at 7:00 AM
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  6. Jun 5, 2012 at 7:03 AM
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    Gamma ray emittor... If it's pointing at your house, you need to evacuate.
     
  7. Jun 5, 2012 at 7:06 AM
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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!!!!
     
  8. Jun 5, 2012 at 7:07 AM
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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.
     
  9. Jun 5, 2012 at 7:07 AM
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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?
     
  10. Jun 5, 2012 at 7:11 AM
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  11. Jun 5, 2012 at 7:14 AM
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  12. Jun 5, 2012 at 7:16 AM
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    xJuice My spoon is too Big!

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    I'd be more worried about the rusted ass garbage it's mounted to...
     
  13. Jun 5, 2012 at 7:18 AM
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    I think they were failing long before they put that thing up.... it looks like shit.

    This makes the most sense so far. I just cant find a service locally that has a tower in that direction.


    I am looking at it in the second photo facing due south. It is pointed northwest-ish.
     
  14. Jun 5, 2012 at 7:19 AM
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    Pssh... you're just part of the cover up :cool:
     
  15. Jun 5, 2012 at 7:19 AM
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    OP, you should get your tin foil hat on ASAP!
     
  16. Jun 5, 2012 at 7:20 AM
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    Awesome thanks! I haven't seen one before that is directional like that.
     
  17. Jun 5, 2012 at 7:20 AM
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    astral [OP] On my second taco now....

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    :( I have a decent looking AC unit for my neighbors to look at.
     
  18. Jun 5, 2012 at 7:24 AM
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    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.
     
  19. Jun 5, 2012 at 7:36 AM
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    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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  20. Jun 6, 2012 at 2:34 AM
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    Is it standard practice to mount the compressor on the roofs in AZ?
     
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