Weather disruption

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  1. HarryD

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    I think it has a lot to do with the type of snow you receive...the last two snow storms we had here... my dish was completely covered and I never lost signal... the snow was light and powdery though...
     
  2. Mike Bertelson

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    Yeah, Saturday morning was the second time I had to do that. It's really rare that it sticks to the dish.

    Mike
     
  3. hdtvfan0001

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    Since most of the folks in this neck of the woods have no clue how to deal with even small traces, let alone 2-3 inches of snow...Atlanta air traffic and street traffic was brought to its knees starting about 10pm last evening.

    Messy for travelers for sure on the East side of the country.

    Kinda funny to see the locals scramble with the white stuff. :D

    I can recall years and years of not being late for work with 12" of new snow overnight. In the South...they plan to go back to work a week later after it melts. :lol:
     
  4. Rich

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    I spent a lot of time in Norfolk and they depended on the Navy for snow removal. I was shocked to see the schools close because a half inch of snow had fallen. Strange city, Norfolk. If the Navy ever pulls out, what would they do?

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  5. Richierich

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    The Problem is that we don't have Snow Removal Equipment in the volume that you do have up North so we can't handle the volume of roads to remove the snow for travel.

    No One can Drive on Ice even if you are from up North so until it Melts or Salt and Sand is put on top of it to cause it to melt then you can't drive on it and this snow has alot of ice mixed with it as it was more sleet and freezing rain then snow.

    We are not ever going to buy mass amounts of Snow Removel Equipment to remove snow for 1 or 2 small snow storms a year as we can't Cost Justify it as most business professionals should understand!!! :D
     
  6. hdtvfan0001

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    The problem is they have no clue and drive accordingly. :lol:
     
  7. Richierich

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    EXACTLY!!! No Experience .

    I can handle Snow but it is the Ice that no one can handle and revving up the gas makes it worse and trying to steer doesn't work either.

    Just stay at home.

    If you have to drive, drive Slow in case you hit ICE!!!
     
  8. hdtvfan0001

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    Guess I shoulda known that before the 3 trips I took out to the stores this morning already.... (wimps... :lol:)...

    ...and yes...they were open...well....1 was a gas station I admit...
     
  9. Davenlr

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    Last time it snowed like this, our boss told us to come to work and run service calls. When the second truck out got totaled by an out of control kid in a pickup truck with no insurance hitting it, she changed the policy. Now we stay home. Its not us, its the other idiots out there.
     
  10. Richierich

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    Publix and Kroger and most everything is Closed here in Peachtree City but then again we don't have Too Many Yankees hanging out down here in this part of Dixie!!! :lol:
     
  11. hdtvfan0001

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    Yeah...I know people from Florida too.... :lol:
     
  12. Buckcherry

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    I think i saw a snowflake here one time! :D
     
  13. Richierich

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    I can drive Great in Snow as I go skiing every year to either Beaver Creek/Vail area or to Park City, Utah but I don't care who you are, you can't drive on ICE and if they haven't laid down Salt/Sand or cleared it off then anyone can have trouble, even IDIOTS from up North in Wisconsin who drive around when there is Sleet coming down and ICE on the ground.

    Stay at home until it melts as you can always get Gas tomorrow.
     
  14. Richierich

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    I've seen Snow in Orlando on 3 or 4 occasions when I lived there but it doesn't happen alot for sure!!! :)
     
  15. hdtvfan0001

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    Knowing and doing are obviously 2 different things... !rolling
     
  16. Stanley Kritzik

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    I've used the snow/ice melting product "Hot Shot" on my dish, and it keeps it clean each winter. So, too late for this year, as it has to be attached to the dish in decent weather, with wires run to it, etc., but, for next year, do it. It acts like a thermostatically-contolled electric blanket; whenever it is below freezing, it heats the dish enough to melt snow and ice. Worth the hundred-odd dollars to avoid visiting the dish on wintry days.

    Now, my only very occasional LOS issues in winter involve very rare super snowy days. For that, there's no substitute for an OTA antenna, if you're in range (think: SuperBowl, with the Packers playing!). I power Hot Shot up in November, and turn it off in March. Other than that, nothing to do. It's an excellent product.

    Stan
     
  17. ddrumman2004

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    We had 7" of snow here overnight and no service disruption. I checked signal levels and they were all down about 10 overall.
    I wiped the 3" of snow off the dish and they all came back up!
     
  18. Phil T

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    I have the Hot Shot dish heater and it got it's first real test last night. We got about 8" and signals remained in the upper 90's. I can see a neighbors DishNetwork dish that is completely covered with snow. So far it is well worth the $125.00 I paid for it.
     
  19. Boston_bill

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    My dish is set so my apt building blocks any Nor'easters. I will lose picture when we have a really bad thunderstorm in the summer. Other than that Ive been happy.
     

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