Not Really, Its way to Small for Audio. You want at least 15 inches for reasonable reception.the reflector behind a car headlight would probably do the job
As with everything, it depends on the size!, but dishes can give far more gain than yagis - you can get some seriously massive dishes! - however, they have to be EXTREMELY accurately built, hence the high costs for large dishes.pike said:How about building yourself a yagi antenna?? Would probably be alot cheaper and easier.
Does anyone know which type provodes more gain?? Yagi or parabolic??
Small dishes are usually fairly cheap, the cost rises dramatically with size, mostly due to the problems over their accuracy - slight inaccuracy seriously ruins the gain of a dish!.ShortCircuit said:Well...I went to Edmund Scientific.They had some parabolas ranging from 12",18" and 24" in diameter.Seems like it was $43 for a 18".Sound like a good deal?They are aluminum.
He was never very clear about what he wanted, which was why someone asked about yagis :lol:JohnBrown said:I'm confused now, I thought the OP was interested in long range audio listening, i.e. using a microphone with a parabolic dish. Maybe I'm wrong, OR maybe you can use a Yagi with a microphone (I severely doubt it!)
Maybe someone could elucidate.
Well Any Reflector is Better than Nothing, MOST are Almost Useless. This would Include A Lid from a Wok.What about using a wok or the lid for a wok
No, because it's an offset dish - if you've got one you could try it, but I doubt it would perform very well?.ShortCircuit said:Almost...here is the dish I'm talikng about.I want to use the existing arm where the LNB is connected to use as my microphone mount.I was wondering if the parabola is a good shape.