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hi all...its raining in broome...and my dish wont work ...stuck inside all day..
is it normal for the signal to drop out in these conditions...
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Reply By: landseka - Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 12:18

Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 12:18
Rain often will cause a signal dropout if the dish is a small type - 65cm or less, or if the signal wasn't too strong to start with, eg not lined up perfectly.

Are your neighbours still receiving a signal? If so go have coffee with them & watch theirs til you can get out and fix yours. heh heh

Cheers Neil
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Follow Up By: goddosglory - Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 12:28

Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 12:28
thanks landseka..at least you made me laugh....its 80cm was working well at
55 per cent....now down to 30 and scrambled signal....misery in paradise
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Follow Up By: landseka - Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 12:55

Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 12:55
55% is pretty low I think for an 80cm dish. I aim for at least 85% or better.

When you have as good as you can get by swinging the dish, lock it down then twist the LNB to get max signal for your location.

Glad you got a smile, my good deed done for today :-)

Cheers Neil
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Follow Up By: Graham & Ann - Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 16:37

Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 16:37
Stop the rain from getting on the face of the LNB cut a milk carton or the like to fit over and protect the face of the lnb, works for us.
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Reply By: Member - Kevin B1 (WA) - Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 16:35

Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 16:35
I have had a dish for years and rain will always cut the signal when the LNB gets wet. If you cut up an old milk bottle and make a little shroud to keep the LNB dry you will have no more problems. Make sure it sits straight on the LNB and doesn't block the signal.
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Follow Up By: goddosglory - Tuesday, Jul 06, 2010 at 13:38

Tuesday, Jul 06, 2010 at 13:38
thanks guys...rain stopped for now....will try the carton idea...
thanks for the quick response
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