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Old 11-11-2012
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Re: Folding fabric satellite TV dish

"There are even several patents fro collapsible fabric dishes but none on the market. "
From which we can conclude? Go ahead, make some guesses.

Do you have any idea how much signal loss/gain there is in a fabric parabolic dish, versus a metal or metal mesh dish? How much gain is actually needed fo what application? And how the lower gain from a fabric dish will require a BIGGER dish compared to solid metal?

Or, how well the metalized fabric will hold up, or degrade, after a year in harsh sun?

You don't have to run the numbers to get a patent, but you DO have to run the numbers before anyone is going to be interested in marketing it. And if the numbers come out wrong--itdoesn't even pay to spend money on a patent.

Have you run the numbers?
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