In a recent post I talked about the house I grew up in, which had, among other things, a 40′ satellite dish (one of 5 working dishes) in addition to two towers, tracking domes and a whole treasure trove of cool electronic gear. I had several people comment that it was hard to believe, so just to add some more proof, here’s a shot from Google maps:
Each circle is a satellite dish, with the biggest towards the bottom being the 40-footer on a patch of land we purchased from our neighbors. If I could zoom in more, you’d even be able to see the ex-NASA tracking field command center building that my brother got to use as his “playhouse” growing up. Good times.