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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by kocuba, Jun 4, 2009.
Any idea what this sticker does? Signal went from a 33 to 86
AFAIK that is a dish heater for the winter season.
If it's a dish heater, then I'd suspect the dish was realigned at the same time if the signal improved.
Unless it previously had snow/ice on it :lol:
And normally goes on the back...
Edit: My bad, the hot shot sticker heaters normally go on the front as shown.
Certainly looks like a heater to me.
I'm thinking there's another reason behind the signal gain...
yep, and I bet if you took that sticker off your signal strength would be even higher!!
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.
One of you installer types got anything...?
Prefer installing the heater on the back.
But would it effect signal strength to be on the front?
If correctly applied, probably only a tiny bit. With all the bubbles... maybe a little.
Makes sense, thanks.
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.
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.