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#1 OFFLINE   flaguy

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 12:35 PM

There now is a method of preventing rain fade. Just check this photo:

http://picasaweb.goo...398370295086866

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Just an effort to lighten the moment. It is a dish with an umbrella covering the LNB

Edited by flaguy, 29 July 2010 - 12:43 PM.


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#2 OFFLINE   billsharpe

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 02:41 PM

There now is a method of preventing rain fade. Just check this photo:

http://picasaweb.goo...398370295086866

Oops, the photo didn't load. sorry

Just an effort to lighten the moment. It is a dish with an umbrella covering the LNB


Been there, seen that. Doesn't work :D

Suggest moving to Southern California...
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#3 OFFLINE   spartanstew

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 02:48 PM

There now is a method of preventing rain fade. Just check this photo:

http://picasaweb.goo...398370295086866

Oops, the photo didn't load. sorry

Just an effort to lighten the moment. It is a dish with an umbrella covering the LNB


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I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

 
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#4 ONLINE   jimmie57

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 04:18 PM

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They do sell coatings for that at Solid Signal. It appears to be like Rain X for your windshield, might even be the same thing.
I have not tried it to see if it helps.

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#5 OFFLINE   spanishannouncetable

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 04:28 PM

They do sell coatings for that at Solid Signal. It appears to be like Rain X for your windshield, might even be the same thing.
I have not tried it to see if it helps.


Nope, they don't work. I can always tell when a big thunderstorm is coming from the southwest 5 - 10 minutes before it arrives at my house. By the time some rain actually hits the dish the "fade" part is already over.
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#6 OFFLINE   dbmaven

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 06:39 PM

Rain fade isn't caused by rain ON the dish - it's the fact that the signal - traveling 22k miles from the satellite(s) get's deflected/bounced off the raindrops. The signal quite literally can't reach the dish/LNB 'cause it's running into a semi-transparent wall. That's why it fades in and out - until the rain is heavy enough to block it entirely.

Snow is a different matter.... :)
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Posted 30 July 2010 - 07:57 PM

Looks like one of Jay Leno's redneck fixes.
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Posted 31 July 2010 - 09:36 AM

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That's the funniest thing I've seen yet!
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