Has anyone attempted to utilize one of these on their dishes with success or a positive result when mitigating rain or snow fade?
In most cases the snow/rain on the dish isnt the problem, it’s the snow/rain between the dish and satellite.
We sometimes get the wet snow / ice mix and have had more then 1" on cruchy stuff adhere to the dish with only minor signal degradation. Rarey the wind does cause the moisture to attach to the plastic shield of the lnbf, this does affect the performance, but usually only for a couple of hours.
Good information. I had about 12 inches of snow on mine that melted and refroze over a couple of days which did seem to affect SNR a bit and have eyed picking up a cover. One of the stated selling points is that they help keep snow off and melt whatever accumulates quickly but they also cost nearly as much as the dish.
I have seen a SNR change of up to 4 dB due to snow accumulation on my dish, however, it does not stay long and still provides sufficient signal with no losses.