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Old 03-28-2014, 11:24 AM   #1
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I've read numerous threads on cleaning satellite dome antennas. most indicate that the common cleaners are of limited value in reducing signal fade during rain storms. Has anyone used Plexus . it is a plexiglas cleaner that is commonly used on small aircraft windshields.
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I've read numerous threads on cleaning satellite dome antennas. most indicate that the common cleaners are of limited value in reducing signal fade during rain storms. Has anyone used Plexus . it is a plexiglas cleaner that is commonly used on small aircraft windshields.
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I used to wax and even tried rain x on my dishes.. Two of them.. Limited or no help.. The ONLY thing I have found that works... a Travler! Works in the rain.. Behind light trees really great.. And I get Directv HD!
Expensive but it did the job for me..
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Most of the "rain fade" is caused by signal loss due to the rain itself and has little or nothing to do with the water on the dome. Rain water is a pretty good signal absorber and the dome systems use small dishes with a limited amount of gain (amplification). So when the signal is reduced by heavy rain the small dish doesn't have enough "capacity" to make up for the loss. Standard dishes, including the one on the Trav'ler are larger and can deal with a certain amount of signal loss before they lose reception.

The "water on the dome" problem is something that can happen after a heavy morning dew when there is a layer of water on the dome. It's possible that waxing the dome would reduce the frequency of occurrence of this situation.
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I agree with the above, cleaning/polishing has no bearing in the rain period from my experience. Whoever i do clean and polish with Novus Plastic Polish, great stuff and it looks great. For what that matters of course.
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I put 303 on mine and forget it. If a cloud with heavy moisture content comes directly between your dish and the satellite, you can lose signal and it not be raining where you are, yet.
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