Okay, I realize that I am not the smartest individual when it comes to how E* works -- but something always bothers me. During periods of heavy thunderstorms in our area, we will periodically loose our signal for all the national channels. However, our locals continue to be seen. Why? Same dish and same LNB's -- does it have something to do with which satellite the signal is coming from -- that spot beam issue? Just wanting to know! Thanks in advance.