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How often do you REALLY lose your signal?


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#101 OFFLINE   Garyunc

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 12:55 PM

Either with every thunderstorm or rarely during a wet, heavy snow. It doesn't have to be raining to lose the signal -- in fact it's a good indication it's about to pour.


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I know when a heavy rain is coming before it arrives :D SD will also go out for me if it is raining really hard.

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#102 OFFLINE   amh84

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 01:42 PM

During monsoon season in AZ, the signal goes out only during the heaviest of rains. With moderate rainfall we get increased pixelation and rarely a short (<10 sec.) outage or two.

Oddly, when it snowed here in January we didn't lose signal at all.

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#103 OFFLINE   hasan

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 04:22 PM

Either with every thunderstorm or rarely during a wet, heavy snow. It doesn't have to be raining to lose the signal -- in fact it's a good indication it's about to pour.


Yes, that's true, as it indicates there is very heavy precip to your south, between your dish and the satellite. Rarely, if ever, is rain heavy enough directly in front of the dish to cause an outage. If you look at your local radar image at the time of a loss (assuming it's current), you can pick out the cells that are causing the problem, quite easily.

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