MLA Citation: Bloomfield, Louis A. "Question 308"
How Everything Works 16 Jul 2018. 16 Jul 2018 <http://howeverythingworks.org/print1.php?QNum=308>.
308. If you stand between the two satellites, would you have light on you?
When two satellites beam their radio waves at you, you are exposed to both of those waves. A normal antenna would not be able to distinguish between them and it would be hard to receive the transmissions of one and not the other. But with a satellite dish, you can easily select the transmissions of one and exclude those of the other. The satellite dish is directional, meaning that it focuses and collects radio waves from a particular direction while ignoring those from other directions. With a satellite dish aimed at a particular satellite, you can receive only transmissions from that satellite.

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