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#21 OFFLINE   Stewart Vernon

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 12:43 PM

Yeah, the tree thing can seemingly happen "overnight" when you consider that the tree does still experience growth without leaves... so if you had a tree about to be in your way last season, it continues to grow over the fall and winter and early spring and then when those last new leaves come in, suddenly you have a blockage that wasn't there a year ago but it kind of happened within the last week.

 

That may or may not be your actual problem here... but it isn't outside the realm of possibility if everything else checks out ok.


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#22 OFFLINE   P Smith

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 12:47 PM

just use Satellite AR applet for your tablet or smartphone to see if LOS is good


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Posted 19 June 2014 - 05:25 PM

well, I cut part of the suspect tree in question and regained  some signal [ at 47 now]

 

There is one more piece of that tree which, if cut, may give me more, but that tree is High and sits on a lot which belongs to a foreclosed property.

I believe I found the right LNB on Ebay, I might go ahead and buy it and replace the existing one, just to be sure.

 

Thanks everyone for the input.

 

Lesson 101: trees grow faster than I thought, lol.


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#24 OFFLINE   P Smith

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 08:31 PM

,you have best chance now, while it on a foreclosure ;)



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Posted 24 June 2014 - 02:52 PM

I'm still considering it.

 

I'll let you know how this turns out! :righton:


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Posted 29 June 2014 - 11:03 AM

I would assume, maybe wrong, that any property owner has the right to remove the limbs from any tree extending over his property.

 

The tree owner may object to climbing his tree for you to do so however.

A well placed ladder might avoid this problem however.

 

Just be careful, I recently smashed my thumb when the rope used to pull the extension up on

my ladder broke and the extension came down so fast I couldn't move fast enough, or even think

fast enough to avoid it.  Sure did hurt and I was lucky as, I suppose, my thumb could have been

slice off.  I got lucky. :blackeye:


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Posted 29 June 2014 - 01:25 PM

You know - Eastern Arc might not be the death knell you say it is. What locals do you get ? it is quite possible they are on 61.5 or 77 (72.7 is almost all the national cable channels).

 

It's also well known that 129 is kind of low in the sky for the NE anyway. It's impossible for me due to trees, but 110 and 119 work great.


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