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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by kocuba, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. Jun 4, 2009 #1 of 15
    kocuba

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    Any idea what this sticker does? Signal went from a 33 to 86
     

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  2. Jun 4, 2009 #2 of 15
    Mertzen

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    AFAIK that is a dish heater for the winter season.
     
  3. Jun 4, 2009 #3 of 15
    say-what

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    If it's a dish heater, then I'd suspect the dish was realigned at the same time if the signal improved.
     
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    xmetalx

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    Unless it previously had snow/ice on it :lol:
     
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    Tom Robertson

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    And normally goes on the back...

    Edit: My bad, the hot shot sticker heaters normally go on the front as shown.
     
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    Mike Bertelson

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    Greg Alsobrook

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    I'm thinking there's another reason behind the signal gain...
     
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    MarkN

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    yep, and I bet if you took that sticker off your signal strength would be even higher!!
     
  9. Jun 4, 2009 #9 of 15
    Mike Bertelson

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    When I researched these heater they were both on the front and back of the dish so I would hope it doesn't make much difference.

    I wonder....:scratchin

    One of you installer types got anything...?

    Mike
     
  10. RobertE

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    Prefer installing the heater on the back.
     
  11. Mike Bertelson

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    But would it effect signal strength to be on the front?

    Mike
     
  12. Tom Robertson

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    If correctly applied, probably only a tiny bit. With all the bubbles... maybe a little. :)

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  13. Mike Bertelson

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    Makes sense, thanks.

    Mike
     
  14. kocuba

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    Thanks for all the information guys. My friend is very grateful. I agree that the "signal gain" was propably a factor of a dish re-alignment at the time of the heater install.
     
  15. joe diamond

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    Some fastener or the pole could still be loose. Wait for a change. Take a 1/2" wrench and check tightness.

    OR, since signals go up and down all the time due to weather conditions, it could be nothing.

    Joe
     

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