I have been active in reading all the info on SWMs and have a pretty good handle on how they work, setup, etc. even helping others get theirs setup and working (even though I do not personally have one yet). I have yet to see info on this though.... With the SWM and signal strengths, are the signals between the Dish/SWM and SWM/Receivers handled separately and as such do not totally affect each other? To better explain what I mean, say you have rain fade that cuts down the signal that the SWM is seeing on the dish side, does the signal then gain additional losses depending on what the signal is between the receiver and the SWM OR is the SWM/receiver side separated from the Dish/SWM side since the SWM is powered and creating its own stacks for each SWM channel? I know you would obviously still have potential signal loss to the receivers if you get rainfade, but if the Dish/SWM and SWM/receiver signals are not directly related you could have lower signals on the SWM/receiver runs that would not affect the susceptibility to rain fade or signal loss on the Dish/SWM side. Do you see what I mean? This would be a good thing as you could have a fair amount of loss in the runs between the SWM and Receivers that would not make a difference at all as far as your Dish signal strengths and ability to withstand rainfade. This is kinda hard to explain in text, so I hope you guys understand what I am asking/thinking.