: f@#$$%$#$% snow on dish!!!!



airbalancer
12-12-04, 06:41 PM
It snowing and signal is get screwed up!!

The wife made me clean the snow off the dish!!!!
I hate snow!!!!!

Jesda
12-12-04, 07:17 PM
LOL! You arent legally allowed to have that anyway. :P

Ralph
12-12-04, 07:18 PM
LOL! You arent legally allowed to have that anyway. :P

Last time I checked Canada was still a free country. :confused:

majax
12-12-04, 07:30 PM
We have had that happen to, I hear you can get things to keep the snow off though. It only screws up te signal if snow is on the thing at the end of teh stick, I forget what its calle.d

Jesda
12-12-04, 08:57 PM
Its not entirely illegal; its an ongoing legal battle.
http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0BMD/is_86_8/ai_85500094

Ralph
12-12-04, 10:12 PM
You can get it fully legally through companies like Bell Expressvue, etc. Your article seems to be about unauthorized decoding.

Playdrv4me
12-12-04, 10:27 PM
Solution... http://www.weisd.com/store2/PTNHS-18RK.jpg

Jesda
12-12-04, 10:32 PM
The legal issue is with receiving American content on American equipment. The Canadian satellite providers have their government's nuts in a bind.

airbalancer
12-13-04, 06:24 AM
Solution... http://www.weisd.com/store2/PTNHS-18RK.jpg
DO you have a link to Hot Shot?

Playdrv4me
12-13-04, 08:29 AM
DO you have a link to Hot Shot?

Sure, the place where I found that picture said they were permanently SOLD OUT but Ill find you another one, I think Radio Shack had this for ALONG TIME also. Ill see if I can find another one.

daacon
12-13-04, 09:41 AM
That's what get for the warm weather :rolleyes: (well relatively warm) - We may get colder here - but much less precipitation (and actually it has been really warm lately as well) I have Expressvu and for me the signal is more susceptible to "rain fade" - lost it a couple times this summer in a few monsoons we had.

We do not get the snow here you do usually - I can remeber a very moist snow storm last year where the signal was lost for about 6 hours. My dish is not accessible without risking life and limb in the winter. The signal seems to be better now (and I also have a 20" dish instead of 18") - Still think the dish is too small for this far north - unfortunately the bulk of their customers are in southern Ontario and 18 - 20" is acceptable there .......

I have heard varying opinions on "waxing" the dish (help keep the snow off) a great form (for Canadians eh!) you may or may not be aware of is : Digital Home Canada (http://digitalhomecanada.com/forum/index.php)

juiceE
12-13-04, 11:01 AM
just wax it... or spray sum non stick cooking spray all over it

airbalancer
12-13-04, 05:54 PM
thanks for link
i will go though it later

Ralph
12-13-04, 05:59 PM
just wax it... or spray sum non stick cooking spray all over it

That's a good trick for keeping salt and muck off our cars in winter also.