Registered: Aug 2001
Originally posted by greywolf
Thus, the Gainmaster is subject to the same problems with the Sat C kit that has bothered Phase II dish owners. It's important to protect all those external connections to the combiner and multiswitch from the weather as, unlike the Phase III, the connections are exposed if the combiner and multiswitch are not brought indoors.
Got it. Although my Phase III dish has that problem regardless since it is a replacement dish and the old lines wouldn't quite reach the Phase III's connections. So, the four lines that fed my old Phase II dish are now connected to short lines that run to the new Phase III dish. Hopefully, they are waterproofed correctly. Some day I'll have to brave the heights and check.
But regardless, it seems for most people the best solution is to have four (continuous) lines from the dish to a central inside distribution spot where you can locate a multiswitch. With that set up whether it is a triple LNB Phase II dish or a true Phase III dish shouldn't matter. And, in fact, the Phase III dish may have more problems since it has a built-in multiswitch that could (theoretically) be effected by the weather - even though it is internal and should be waterproof.
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