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Funny photo's from the field.

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by ndole, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. ndole

    ndole Problem Solver

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    I'd like to introduce a thread for all of the technicians. We see a lot of interesting and sometimes pretty funny stuff while out on the road every day. Here are a couple of van photo's I took last summer. Share your own photo's and stories!
     

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  2. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    Think there were some outages?
     

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  3. ndole

    ndole Problem Solver

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    That's haunting. It'd be kind of scary in b/w and high contrast.

    Edit: Like so..
     

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  4. ndole

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    My trip to our LiL uplink center today. Doing a little troubleshooting on monitoring gear. The gator is a little dorky :rolleyes: but it's cold out there! :lol:
     

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  5. HoTat2

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    Very interesting; :)

    Be nice if you could give us techno-geeks a brief technical description of what each photo is specifically displaying. Sort of like was done here for the New Orleans LRF for DirecTV and dish.

    http://www.spectra-one.com/localreceivelook/localreceivelook.html
     
  6. HarryD

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    nice shots... very educational. Thanks Ndole
     
  7. JoeTheDragon

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    no heaters on the dishes?
     
  8. ndole

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    Do you think they'll call for a Mover's Connection, or a service call at the new address?
     

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  9. Go Beavs

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    ^^^^^^^^

    Or... you could call that "pre-wired for DIRECTV" It's the new marketing slogan! :lol:
     
  10. netraa

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    Yes sir! The satelites are 22,500 miles away but that 14 feet I gain by going all the way up there makes a difference
     

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  11. RobertE

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    I get so tired of seeing that crap. One of these days, I might just snap and someone will find a dish in a place where it will never, ever, get reception. :D
     
  12. P Smith

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    Sorry, I don't get it - I don't see any issues there - looks nice.
     
  13. ndole

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    I had to purchase a 40' telescoping painters pole the other day to clear the ice/snow mixture from a "center peak" 2nd story KaKu.
    I told my sup that every time I have to use that pole, (Because I can't scale the roof anymore) I'm going to use it to smack the tech who put the stupid ODU there in the first place. [​IMG]
     
  14. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    !rolling

    Count me in for buying a first edition of "Diary of a DirecTV dish Installer". I want an autographed copy. :D
     
  15. RobertE

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    In the some areas, that dish will be unservicable, for either upgrades or repairs, for 4 to 6 months out of the year. It's a piss poor choice for the dish. A much better location would have been the edge of the roof at the back of the garage or the wall of the garage itself.
     
  16. ndole

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    See my post above
     
  17. Nick

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    They're not moving...that's a redneck RV complete with mobile
    satellite tracking dish and their traveling fuel tanker along side. :lol:
     
  18. P Smith

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    Now I got it - it's hard to imagine blocking snow here, in Bay Area. :)
     
  19. doctor j

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    Recent Duck hunt.
    Permanent room underground with kitchen,electricity and DIRECTV.
    Good SD reception dispite the camouflage.

    Doctor j
     

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  20. Lee L

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    Yeah that's pretty silly. No reason not to put it on the back of the house on the edge of the roof. Signal will come in right over that low slope and it will look better from the street too.
     

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