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Slimline Questions

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#1 OFFLINE   Proc



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Posted 23 August 2006 - 09:12 AM

With the word out here in the forums that the Slimeline dish will be making an appearance sometime in the next few months, it leads me to a few questions:

--Will it use the same 2-inch mast as the AT9 or the smaller mast that the Phase III dish uses?

--Weight? Lighter than the AT9? From the pictures, it doesn't look that much smaller.

--Advantages? I have the AT9 and other than being bit bummed about having to drill some additional holes in my garage roof to put the supporting monopoles, its been a very solid dish. Will there be any advantages to the AT9 over the Slimline? Maybe easier to align for the techs?

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#2 OFFLINE   Earl Bonovich

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 09:28 AM

-) Don't know yet if it will use the same mast
-) Lighter then that AT-9, but probably not by much
-) Single LNB housing, less points of failure and less exposed connections... It pretty much will be aligned the same way for techs
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