The Very Small Array is born. Using the Dish 1000 my maximum signal strength was 72 which fluctuated all the way down to 32 !!! Using the 1.2 meter Primestar dish (made by Channel Master now Andrew) My maximun signal strength is 102 and rarely, if ever, falls below 90. These measurements were taken on a typical cloudy, crappy, rainy day in western Washington.
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