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larryah

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Lost signal last night due to wet snow. Now getting error messages saying card is expired. Will everything go back to normal on its own when snow melts?
 
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Did you try the red button reset or check your signal meters? Are you sure your signal is lost and really it's something else?
 
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can you reach the dish to wipe it off?
 
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Joe Diamond

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signal went first on HD and finally on SD. Same on both receivers.

That is the way it goes.........HD first. DON'T scrape on the dish but you can spray ice melter...same stuff you use on your car windshield. Everything should come up after that. Then you can stretch a plastic trash bag over the whole dish and arm....tight....to keep ice from accumulating. Clean with a broom is necessary. + Dishes point SW so the first sunny afternoon will probably melt the ice.

Joe
 
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larryah

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Thanks everyone for help. Ice melted and red button reset took care of the rest.
 
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Mr Tony

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yup the heavy wet snow will kill the signal
powdery snow (we have had a couple snowfalls like that here in Minnesota) the signals go down but not out

by the way....this is the line of channels that go
-first is HD CONUS....they use KA Band which is a higher frequency than KU...Higher frequency = less tolerance
-HD locals are next. Because the spotbeams are concentrated in a specific area they have a higher tolerance
-SD CONUS will go next....
-SD locals go last....again spotbeams

Sometimes SD CONUS can go before HD spotbeams do. Had that happen a couple weeks ago. All I had was HD locals and a couple stations in SD....but that was because of the satellite being used on those is a newer satellite
 
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Joe Diamond

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yup the heavy wet snow will kill the signal
powdery snow (we have had a couple snowfalls like that here in Minnesota) the signals go down but not out

by the way....this is the line of channels that go
-first is HD CONUS....they use KA Band which is a higher frequency than KU...Higher frequency = less tolerance
-HD locals are next. Because the spotbeams are concentrated in a specific area they have a higher tolerance
-SD CONUS will go next....
-SD locals go last....again spotbeams

Sometimes SD CONUS can go before HD spotbeams do. Had that happen a couple weeks ago. All I had was HD locals and a couple stations in SD....but that was because of the satellite being used on those is a newer satellite

Iceman.
Gonna copy your list.........I was once told to get the F down off a pole because it was messing up the man's satellite. I told him he needed to pay for his TV antenna because the cable companies were onto him. ( Onto is an ok adj below NY).........so he said us electrical guys were all alike. We made his phones ring at different times...knew it was us!

So was it the Russians about the snow?

Joe
 
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