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    Does the weather effect Sky?

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      Does the weather effect Sky?

      Hello,

      How much does the weather effect the Sky dish?

      Thanks.


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      Re: Does the weather effect Sky?

      The weather does effect the sky sometimes it goes off in very bad storms an that here

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      Re: Does the weather effect Sky?

      Anything that upsets the signal between your dish and the Satellite can affect Sky, just like it can affect normal aerial transmissions.

      The further up north you live the weaker the signal and so these can be affected more unless a larger dish has been fitted.

      That said, I can only remember a few times in the last five years that I have lost picture for more than a few seconds, usually during heavy thunder storms.

      Snow on the dish can also affect it, although it is easy to remove with a gentle wipe over using a brush.

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      Re: Does the weather effect Sky?

      Quote Originally Posted by Smithy99 View Post
      Anything that upsets the signal between your dish and the Satellite can affect Sky, just like it can affect normal aerial transmissions.
      ..... and between the uplink dish and the satellite too ! Yesterday afternoon we had over 1" of rain between 3 and 4PM, but picture breakup continued until well after 5:30PM. I suspect that this was due to torrential rain over the uplink site.

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      Re: Does the weather effect Sky?

      The only picture that has ever dropped out was Setanta. Enough said. Apart from that, signal dropouts are actually quite uncommon.
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      Re: Does the weather effect Sky?

      It also depends upon the transponder. I've been able to receive very stable reception, on a mini dish, in Alicante and the Algarve provided the programme was on Astra 2A or B South beam. But like most I've only ever suffered interuption in the UK in the heaviest of rain and then only for a few seconds at a time.

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      Re: Does the weather effect Sky?

      Quote Originally Posted by Kenedin View Post
      Apart from that, signal dropouts are actually quite uncommon.
      For you maybe but for me if it rains really hard then the picture will go off. We have a awful storm here a couple of Monday's ago and as soon as the heavens opened the picture first started freezing and then went off for 20 minutes or so.

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      Re: Does the weather effect Sky?

      It's probable that your dish needs realigned. If your signal quaity is poor but passable in good weather then it'll cause you these problems in bad weather.

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      Re: Does the weather effect Sky?

      Get a zone 2 dish fitted, and you won't have problems like that again

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      Re: Does the weather effect Sky?

      Quote Originally Posted by markn View Post
      How much does the weather effect the Sky dish?
      "Effect" means "to bring about" or "cause to happen". If you mean "affect" the answer is yes. The weather affected my first dish so much that, after only ten years, it was a lump of rust!

     

     
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