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Today it has been foggy all day long, and I wonder can the fog cause the signal on the Dish to go out or not???
No it hasn't gone out at all yet, at least when I'm here watching Tv, I was just asking to make sure.HDMe said:The answer is a resounding maybe. Depends on your installation.
Is your signal going out?
All the more reason to have an alternate means to receive them (OTA ?).colavsfaninnwia said:Only thing that knocks out signal here, are those big 'Thunderheads' in the summer that are just south of me. Otherwise, 99% of the time i have a signal, fog, rain, snow, wind, or sun don't knock it out. Although, it is quite annoying knowing severe weather is coming then, bam out goes the dish so you dont know what or when its gonna hit you.
Fog is a cloud hugging the ground and rarely is thick enough to cause an outage for a correctly aligned dish. If you check signal strength in a fog it will be lower than on a clear day but should still be above threshold.Sleepylazy2006 said:Today it has been foggy all day long, and I wonder can the fog cause the signal on the Dish to go out or not???
Here in the central valley fog has never caused us an outage. The only thing thats killed the signal is the weird thick thunder storms. And its till foggy this morningSleepylazy2006 said:Today it has been foggy all day long, and I wonder can the fog cause the signal on the Dish to go out or not???
I haven't either... but funny you bring it up, because for some reason I had a dream last night that it was snowing!HIPAR said:Interesting, I never found any reference to falling snow as a factor.
Why would a thunderstorm 300 miles away cause a loss of signal???Michael P said:A thunderstorm 300 miles away might cause a loss of signal even if the sun is shining locally.
On a low look angle the signal path may pass through the storm (and be blocked by it) even though it is many miles away.Sleepylazy2006 said:Why would a thunderstorm 300 miles away cause a loss of signal???