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Bruinaholic

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Hi, I was wondering if I can get some help out here. I have had directv for about 75 days now. I've noticed when there is slight rain and thunder I lose reception. This has happened 3 times during the time I've had directv. Should this be happening and is there something that can be done about it? I appreciate any help.
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directTV is a satellite service...which means it's line of sight....so it has to have a direct open view of the area of the sky where the satelite is going to be....sometimes when you install a satelite dish you forget about that tree in the corner that's not in the way on the nice sunny day you chose to get on your roof...but is TOTALLY in the way when it's pouring rain with a 30mph wind blowing...and sometimes the rain itself (if it's hard enough) will interupt the signal as the water reflects and bends it on it's way from space to your house....

it shouldn't happen during a light rain or a day without wind...but if it's a heavy rain and alot of wind...i'd expect the signal to degrade pretty quick
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Man dsenette you beat me to this post…. We could have had some fun with this one. I was going to say

“ the first time it rained I stood out there with an umbrella over the dish and my wife told me the picture was better, so I have since staked the umbrella down in the yard and its been better ever since”

I bet a few people would have went along with it :whistling:



Any way dsenette pretty much covered it; it’s really pretty easy for the signal to get messed up. I have found people with the dish wall mounted on the side of the house or even on the roof usually get the best reception.
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or...

You must have your dish installed upside down and its collecting water, turn it over

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Does Weather Affect My DIRECTV Signal?

During your professional installation, eXpert installers will optimally place your dish, minimizing lost signals during inclement weather. DIRECTV reception is highly reliable year-round, nationwide. DIRECTV service is only minimally affected by extreme weather conditions, but it always returns quickly and clearly. On average, DIRECTV customers only lose signal for 15 minutes a year total - compared to cable outages which can last hours or even days at a time.

from the directTV FAQ Here....yeah...right
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I had an LNB which let water in, signal went if the air was moist
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My Dish Network never goes down, not in the highest of winds or the heaviest of rain. One time, it got fuzzy, so I went out on the deck and knocked almost a foot of snow off it. Other than that, for about 5 years now, I have always had great service.

Its all in your installer, if you get a good one, you wont have problems, if you get a bad one...

Wait until a clear, calm day, and check your signal strength. If its not 100%, call your installer and tell them to get back out there and do it right.
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