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    Dead Spot?

    I bought my radio in 2015.
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    New to FTA. Basics, Equipment, Costs?

    Thank you! I have a small yard, so not much to survey. I have 2 weather station on poles next to my house. I'd like to put the dish on the ground if I can. I'll get a coax connection kit, had to buy a solar one already. Is there a list of vendors somewhere here?
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    New to FTA. Basics, Equipment, Costs?

    Thank you! I need a KU band receiver, a C band would would take up my whole yard. Then a receiver. Of course all the corresponding hardware and connectors. So dish($99) + receiver($175) + (connectors, cables), less than $500 is good. I can expand and dial it in later.
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    Solar panels kits

    I'm new new here and saw this thread and I built a small solar generator for power outages and here's my thoughts. It's good to have a gas generator for basic outages. When it comes to natural disasters, things change a little bit. A gas generator is good until you run out of gas. In a natural...
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    Dead Spot?

    I have a dead spot in my town. If I stop at a certain stoplight, My radio goes dead. There's no tree, building, plane, bird or other obstruction in the way. It doesn't matter what time of day, I always lose my signal right there. Can someone explain why and is there anything that can be done...
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    New to FTA. Basics, Equipment, Costs?

    Hello, I'm new to this forum and have a few questions for various forums but I'll start here.. I've searched this forum but I need someone to boil it all down please. I think I understand the basic idea. Satellites have unencrypted channels and you use FTA equipment to receive them? Is that...
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