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· Godfather
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We've had some pretty major wind gusts here in Dallas today (the edge of what was Gustav.) My satellite on my HR20 and 21 has been experiencing "wind fade" similar to when it rains hard.

Is this normal?

Or should I call Directv?

It's not raining/storming at all, just really windy.

What might this mean?
 

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It means the dish is moving in the wind. The wind itself will not cause any signal problems. The dish needs to be secured. Are all of the braces installed, usually two additional arms attached to the mast. Without them it can twist and lose its proper orientation, or aim.
 

· Godfather
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scottjf8 said:
Should I call DTV and have them come out and "tighten" it?

They've been out once before when a huge wind storm actually moved the dish to where it wasn't pointed right.
I would call them. Advise them that this has happened before and you need someone to make sure it is installed correctly. It is extremely windy where I live, I don't have any braces on my dish and I don't have any problems with the dish moving.
 
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