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1000.2 or 1000.4
Posted 22 November 2010 - 04:09 PM
Posted 22 November 2010 - 04:20 PM
The 1000.4 is the designated dish for most parts of Florida.
I live in FL. Can I use the bigger 1000.4 dish instead of the 1000.2 to increase my signal past 70?
70 is pretty high as it is; what makes you think you need higher?
Posted 22 November 2010 - 09:17 PM
Edited by Jhon69, 23 November 2010 - 08:04 AM.
Posted 23 November 2010 - 10:17 AM
Heavy, thick, moisture-laden clouds that you get in storms can still drop the signal strength to the point of signal loss even with a larger dish, but a larger dish can over-drive the LNB on a clear day, so you can never totally prevent rain fade.
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Posted 23 November 2010 - 04:09 PM
Posted 24 November 2010 - 09:19 AM
I guess I'll leave it as-is. My 1000.2 with 110,119,129 LNBF
With the 1K.4 dish being basically 2 inches larger than the 1K.2 it's not much of a change.Now if you can afford to get 3-30 inch dishes(one for each satellite) that would give some relief from fading or have a 10 or 12 foot dish installed.