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jokeworm

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... had some real bad storms last night .. all night - around 3 inches of rain over a period of around 12 hours of straight thunderstorms with lots of lightening and several bouts of reasonably sized hail .... along with 50-70 mph winds ...

I did not lose my signal at all ... not even once .. had a few blips and a bit of blockiness .. but full signal drop-out did not happen at all.

Am VERY happy with that !

Cable went down for a couple of hours, we had a few power blips too - but the directv install stood strong and came through with flying colors.

:up

I guess my one final concern with the install (I always worry about potential signal loss until after we have been through our first decent storm) is no longer a concern ...
 

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Speaking of power, do you have a generator to power your DBS, TV one lamp and a coffeepot? LOL! I do and love being able to live if the power goes down for a while.
 

jokeworm

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Speaking of power, do you have a generator to power your DBS, TV one lamp and a coffeepot? LOL! I do and love being able to live if the power goes down for a while.

yup - during the ice-storm just before christmas when most of Tulsa was without power for 7-10 days ... my generator kept me entertained ...

tv - satellite - radio - light - computer - fridge - freezer and coffeepot. What more could anyone possibly need ?

:)

cost us a fortune to keep it running .. but its gotta be better then sitting in the dark
 

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yup - during the ice-storm just before christmas when most of Tulsa was without power for 7-10 days ... my generator kept me entertained ...

tv - satellite - radio - light - computer - fridge - freezer and coffeepot. What more could anyone possibly need ?

:)

cost us a fortune to keep it running .. but its gotta be better then sitting in the dark
I agree, totally worth it.
I have a small one to run my essentials, but my parents put in an automatic propane back up. Runs the whole house with power to spare
 

TulsaCoker

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Well jokeworm, I experienced the same storm as you last night North Bixby). Same thing not complete loss of signal but the intermittent blip. Heck even the OTA signal had that. Eventhough I can lose the signal for a short duration when a big storm is to the south, it was nothing like with cable when it would go out for hours and even days.
 

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Broken Arrow (southeast of Tulsa, north of Bixby), here. I lost signal for only a few minutes twice during the heaviest of the quarter to dollar coin sized hail. I had a momentary power hit as my receiver went SFSS one time and by the time the receivers had reset, they were back on KOTV and Travis.

As for backup power, I plan to get something in place before next winter. In my case, I have a bigger priority-my wife needs a bipap machine to sleep and is on oxygen 24 hours a day. I need enough capacity to run a concentrator and the bipap. DirecTV would be a secondary priority in that case.

One last thing. For anyone who's in the Tulsa area, you know what I'm saying. I really, REALLY miss Jim Giles. I hope... no, I know he enjoyed his ringside seat at last night's show!
 
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