If one picture is worth 1,000 words then this ought to speak volumes. Here is a shot of the $85 Winegard DS3101 1-meter dish pictured alongside the new AT9, both chimney-mounted. I put the 1-meter Winegard up about 5 years ago expressly to get rid of rain fade. Results have been as expected. We do still experience an occasional brief fade, but it's literally got to be raining buckets.