I have my 10' C-band as low on the arc as possible during a snow storm, but now I have a 85cm that can be moved and just was wondering where I will get the least amount of snow collecting in or on the surface? Thanks.
Same place as the big dish< I would think. Thankfully I don't have much experience with sure-nuff snowstorms to offer a better idea. Logically, the higher the dish face is, the less snow would stay on it, point low! Maybe a little carwax or something similar would even improve the dish's snow shed-ability.
I simply broom it out as necessary. A bigger problem for me is that the Ku dish is only about 18" off the ground, and the snow gets a good bit deeper than that. I frequently have to go out and shovel around the dish , so it can move freely and not be "snow-blocked" .
It's the snow on the end of the lnb that's the problem.
I never had a problem with snow on the dish itself.
A 16oz plastic cup cut and slid over the lnb works good as a hood to keep the ice and snow off it.
I always put mine on true south for a couple reasons
-if snow gets on the dish, true south the sun will melt it quicker
-my dishes have the highest clearance on true south so when we get snow I can sweep/snow rake under it
I could care less if it ever snowed here again! I hate snow and the only thing good about winter is that I have a time share in Cancun, Mexico in January. Airfare is gonna kill my FTA budget this winter. As I want to buy a AZBox or something to get 4:2:2
Some pretty well thought-out answers.
I particularly liked Icebergs point of view.
So, what does a lizard who grew up in Florida and currently resides in California know about snow?
Those few years in South Dakota wasn't that bad.
A winter or two in Tennessee wasn't fun, though.
So, you'll excuse me if I couldn't hold my tongue any more... Where's a good place to park your dish in a snowstorm?
Why, under the porch, of course... ! - :up