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How does a satellite dish work?


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July 20, 2010 5:48PM

The satellite dish is picking up weak signals from around, and center them onto its "burn point", in which all the signals are concentrated, thus strengthened.


The satellite dish is a parabolic shape. The parabola collects signals that come into the dish and directs them to the focal point. At the focal point an electronic amplifier is located to pickup and amplify the signals.