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rain fade solution

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by flaguy, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. flaguy

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

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

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

    Suggest moving to Southern California...
     
  3. spartanstew

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  4. jimmie57

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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.
     
  5. spanishannouncetable

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    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.
     
  6. dbmaven

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    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.... :)
     
  7. TomCat

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    Looks like one of Jay Leno's redneck fixes.
     
  8. mluntz

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

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