DirecTV question

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  1. ChrisMWilliams

    ChrisMWilliams Publisher
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    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!
     
  2. JP4CY

    JP4CY Well-Known Member

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    100% crystal clear for me across I35 from you Chris.
     
  3. Cyfan4good

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    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.
     
  4. cougarcy

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    My mediacom is coming in great
     
  5. CycloneErik

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    I'm using this Internet thing for cyclones.tv
     
  6. sunnysideup

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    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.
     
  7. Cyclonepride

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    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.
     
  8. cloneluke80

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    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...
     
  9. theantiAIRBHG

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    K. Let us know how that works out for you the other 95% of the time.
     
  10. Bu4ISU

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    Mines slightly going in and out, in Johnston
     
  11. twinCitiesClone

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    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!
     
  12. ISUAlum2002

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    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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  13. Cyfan4good

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    Congratulations. Been married 32 years so not even a slight chance of going in and out at my house.
     
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  14. cyclonefreak5

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    ESPN isn't working, but basically every other channel I check is....
     
  15. Clones85'

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    Just got home and wife says ours is out
     
  16. ISUFan22

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    Ugh.
     
  17. ChrisMWilliams

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    The SD trick appears to have worked for me. Thanks for the tips guys!
     
  18. IcSyU

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    Why did you let her out of the kitchen?
     
  19. CycloneErik

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    Maybe he entered the house through the kitchen. Don't judge him yet (but soon).
     
  20. SplitIdentity

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    I have a shovel duct taped to a broom.
     

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