It's been about a week since I posted an inquiry to Sadoun for information/advice & a shipping quote for this unit, and no response yet. So, I thought I'd repeat the general question here:
Is this dish sufficient to obtain decent quality c-band reception from 97W @ my location (Southern Iowa) under normal Iowa weather conditions?
I'm considering obtaining one of these for my workplace to place on our roof in order to receive and retransmit a specific religious channel over our public cable system, but I'm not sure it will hold up to the weather conditions/etc that we receive here. There are not many "affordable" dishes out there for me to provide for this experiment. I'll have to use all new equipment, but since this channel will provide no financial gain for the company, it would have to be cheap (possibly free to the company - via my pocketbook). thus the reasoning behind considering the fortec.
I've been steered towards a more professional solid dish system, but we're talking 3000-9000 dollars for that equipment. And at that cost, it's not gonna happen. For the cost of the 240cm dish, I could afford to toss in a dish, lnbf, rackmount receiver, some RG6/RG11, and some labor to get this off the ground. And if it works well, then we might get some buy-in to get some better equipment. However, if we go with the fortec and don't have the funds for a couple years to expand, I need to be sure the fortec is going to work for us for awhile (so that our customers don't freak out if they start watching the channel and then it turns to crud).