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    DirecTV question

    Are any central Iowans having signal issues due to the blizzards?

    It's weird. Some channels are working. Others aren't. Getting the (771) error that I get in rain storms, etc. Never had this happen in snow though.

    Just thought I'd check. Thanks!



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    Re: DirecTV question

    100% crystal clear for me across I35 from you Chris.



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    Re: DirecTV question

    No problems in our part of Ankeny. Last time we did it was heavy wet snow sticking to the dish. The cure was carefully cleaning the snow off and spraying dish with PAM cooking spray. Hasn't happened since.



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    Re: DirecTV question

    My mediacom is coming in great



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    Re: DirecTV question

    I only have issues if the snow starts piling up on the dish. My dish is on the roof but I bought a 16' extender pole with a brush on it so if that happens I just go out and brush it really quick. Otherwise the snow in the air doesn't cause any issues.


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    Re: DirecTV question

    Really seems to depend on your starting signal strength. If it's quite strong, it won't affect much but if it's a bit sketchy to start, it doesn't take much.



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    Re: DirecTV question

    mine is good, but i have a clear view of a large majority of southern sky, sounds like you had a sketchy signal to start...



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    Re: DirecTV question

    Mines slightly going in and out, in Johnston



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    Re: DirecTV question

    We had that happen a few weeks ago when it snowed in Minneapolis. If the snow accumulates on the dish that can happen, we have no way of getting to ours so went into the settings and changed it to show SD and HD channels. All the channels seemed to come in still in SD even with all the snow on the dish, just some HD channels were hit or miss, but SD was better than nothing!



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    Re: DirecTV question

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyfan4good View Post
    No problems in our part of Ankeny. Last time we did it was heavy wet snow sticking to the dish. The cure was carefully cleaning the snow off and spraying dish with PAM cooking spray. Hasn't happened since.
    Try some Spam. I hear it works well.

    Anyway, we're getting the same issue here in Clive as well. The snow has diminished a bit, so the signal is quite a bit more steady.



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    Re: DirecTV question

    Quote Originally Posted by Bu4ISU View Post
    Mines slightly going in and out, in Johnston
    Congratulations. Been married 32 years so not even a slight chance of going in and out at my house.



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    Re: DirecTV question

    ESPN isn't working, but basically every other channel I check is....



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    Re: DirecTV question

    Just got home and wife says ours is out



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