Are there any maps? Conus goes down first in storms then the local spot. If I can get an idea on how many more db it may have I may know how much c/n in db over threshold overkill I need to cut down this rain fade. All conus was at 0 Q and the local spot was around 60 Q during the last wave that went through. Wish I had a spectrum analyzer that would show me the whole gambit.
I have been in some major rain storms with up to pea-sized hail and never had mine go out until the tornado gets too close or the power goes out and I'm in the safe place anyway with the weather radio.
I went to my other pc with google earth and it kept crashing FF. This pc told me it can't install, can't find location in msvcrt DLL. more buggy software . Maybe someone that can see the map can do a screen capture and post it here.
I found another site with with the conus values, it shows 44dbw. That means I need 12 db more of gain just to get to that point with conus. That would take one hell of a reflector size. Maybe a 20 foot dish Or DirecTv would need to be using a 3200 watt satellite.
My 90cm gives me 6 db more gain then a stock Direct dish and it still is way too little to deal with rain fade. K band sucks pure and simple. It was designed for short transmission of VSAT and news feeds, not 24/7 hauls. Blame the ones in Europe for use as a broadcast band. The FCC should allow those frequencies to transmit at 5000 watts. So what if a few people glow down here from it.