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mexliving

Jul 29, 2010, 10:25 PM

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is dish t.v. affected by the rains?

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my fried just installed a sat dish system and is complaining how when it rains the signal is cut off....... is there anything that can be done to fix that???



Rolly


Jul 29, 2010, 11:07 PM

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Re: [mexliving] is dish t.v. affected by the rains?

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That's what happens when you live on the fringe of the coverage area. A larger dish will help a little, but probably not enough.

Rolly Pirate


chinagringo


Jul 30, 2010, 6:15 AM

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Re: [mexliving] is dish t.v. affected by the rains?

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We live in NM and often lose our signal during our afternoon and evening monsoons. So the problem is not unique to MX!
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Neil
Albuquerque, NM



YucaLandia


Jul 30, 2010, 6:30 AM

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Re: [mexliving] is dish t.v. affected by the rains?

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Rain fade effects depend on: what equipment you have (dish size & quality and LNB quality), how it is installed, and where you live relative to Dish Network's signal coverage (map), and it depends heavily on which satellite your dish is pointed at, (plus it helps to have a clear line of sight between the dish and the satellite).

A smaller lower-quality dish, with a lower-quality LNB, aimed at a weaker satellite will suffer a lot more rain fade than a large, good quality well-peaked dish, with a low noise LNB, aimed at a satellite with strong signals.

We get strong signals from 110W here in the Yucatan, so, a 1.8 m dish delivers good signals unless we get strong storms with dense clouds to the South East. i.e Our daily rains of the past month have not interrupted our signals - though 110W does not have a huge selection HD channels.
enjoy.
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stevebrtx

Jul 30, 2010, 11:42 AM

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Re: [YucaLandia] is dish t.v. affected by the rains?

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I've been pleasantly surprised by ShawDirect vs. Dish. Dish would fade with heavy cloud cover, Shaw only fades during the heaviest downpours and then only for a few minutes.
 
 
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