Satellite dish, scaffolding issue

Help!
We are having some building work, the nice people next door have allowed us to shove some scaffolding up in their garden. Alas the scaffolding is interfering with their satellite reception.
Is there any way that I can clad the scaffold in something to stop it interfering with the reception?
Here are some links so you can see what I'm talking about.
http://www.donnan.org.uk/build/sat1.jpg
http://www.donnan.org.uk/build/sat2.jpg
http://www.donnan.org.uk/build/sat13jpg
Moving it is not really an option.
Thanks
David
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wrote:

No. The dish needs a claer line of sight to the satellite. You would either have to move the dish or the scaffolding. It's also possible of course that the dish may have been knocked out of position slightly during installation of the scaffolding, in which case it will need to be reset after the scaffolding is removed.
Arthur
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No the scaffolding is simply blocking the sat signal and there are a lot of things less dense than two short planks! that will do that.
The signal comes in from a higher angle than what the dish appears to be looking at as it were.
Either, get on with your work sharpish, or offer a sky installer to connect up a sat dish somewhere on the scaffolding where it can "see" the bit of sky its looking for, and connect that cable to the one thats going to the current dish and when its all over then it can be connected back.
Worth it for the permission to put the scaffold there in the first place I would have thought!...
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Why not temporarily move the dish to a clear line of sight, and then put it back in its original position once the scaffolding has been removed.

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Just move the dish onto the scaffolding for them and offer to pay for a few free movies to keep them sweet

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It would be the work of moments to remove the dish from its wall bracket and tape it to a scaffold upright where it can see the satellite. Ring your local rigger.
Bill
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On Wed, 19 Jan 2005 09:27:51 -0000, DavidD wrote:

In a word no. You could try getting the scaffold boards removed in the line of sight of the dish. But this may have implications on the certification of the scaffold, at the very least a barrier would need to be fixed to stop anyone walking of the end of the existing boards.
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It may be possible to get Astra SES to modify the geo stationary orbit of the satellite to ensure a clear line of site to this dish. This can be expensive though.
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Bamboo scaffolding may work. :)
Alternatively. It's (almost) trivial to buy a 100m length of cable, for around 20-30 quid, and remount the dish where it's not affected.
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