What do Quaker Oats and Satellite Reception have to do with each other?

What do Quaker Oats and Satellite Reception have to do with each other? Well, I have always said where there’s a will, there’s a way.

Over on saveitforparts youtube channel, savitforparts has used his good old American ingenuity to build a GOES receiver with a free DirecTV dish, some cardboard and (a lot of) foil tape, plus a feedhorn made from a Quaker Oats can. Won’t survive rain or wind but it does actually work! Check out his build in the video below:

1 thought on “What do Quaker Oats and Satellite Reception have to do with each other?

  1. Hi, Jim WA9PYH here. I used to get WEFAX pictures back in the late 1990’s using a coffee can feed, a homebrew 5 foot disha homebrew downconverter, Hamtronics receiver on 137.5 Mhz and a PC using some software (not sure, it’s been too long ago). Next I will be trying my SDR Play Pro2 that tunes up to 2 GHZ, the SDR Play software that has a panadapter feature, a4 foot Primestar dish and either a helix or coffee can feed if I can find one! They’re just not out there. I might want to tap your knowledge of Linux as I only have experience with Python but I think I can follow the commands listed recipe fashion. Thank you so much for making a video that is very encouraging.

    South Bend, Indiana

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