Alaska 1.2 Meter Dish Performance

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This is my DirecTV 1.2 meter dish on 99/101/103 I have always had great performance with it I tune it myself. It very rarely has rain fade maybe 3 minutes a year, and I have never needed to brush snow off the feed. We just had a major snowstorm and my system is still working with the LNB buried in a fluffy drift. I am in Palmer, Alaska just outside of Anchorage the angle to 101 is about 10 degrees.
 

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Yes they work well. We installed them at a couple of DirecTV uplink centers in CA to give more headroom for feeding hundreds (and hundreds!) of receivers for confidence monitoring.
Which I understand is something they don't do anymore
 
Which I understand is something they don't do anymore
Last time I checked they were still in use at two uplink centers and its been at least 10yrs since they were installed. We installed a redundant set of Alaska/Hawaii dishes and a pair of 1.2m for DTVLA reception (6 dishes total at each site) to a custom amplifier distribution system I designed that would switch to the backup dishes and amps with global loss of signal from any LNB. The 1.2m dishes worked really well and gave about 5dB more C/N than a Slimline consumer dish to feed a huge distribution system and lots of receivers.

The only picture I can find of the dishes at the moment are tops of the six dishes at roof level in the bottom center of one pic and also a view of one power supply/amplifier/alarm module I was building for the system and there were four of those made. The chassis and removable amp brackets were all custom designed for this system as were modified Sonora line amps with low signal alarm outputs.

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