Satellite TV Reception
by Gary Davis
are sitting at home, watching TV, and while your show is entertaining
you, outside the weather is getting worse. It starts raining,
the wind is getting stronger, but your Satellite Antenna is
doing its work as if it is a sunny quiet day.
This is the experience of most people that enjoy satellite TV;
Smooth reception no matter what weather it is outside. (Of course
an hurricane that can destroy your house may be capable of moving
your satellite dish as well.)
Bad weather doesnt do much to Satellite antenna reception.
But sometimes your antenna can loose reception completely and
generally there are some obvious reasons for it that you can
solve your self very quickly:
No Satellite TV but Free Coffee
You come home from work, sit down in the couch switch on the
TV and your Satellite TV Receiver and
.. Nothing! Your
son brings you a cup of coffee and asks how your day was.
When these 2 very rare events occur at the same time and your
son is not playing with his basketball outside in the yard like
he usually does, you better go check your antenna on the roof
(or where ever your antenna is located.) If a very familiar
basketball got stuck between the dish and the receiver, you
know what to do!
Gardens, Trees and Satellite TV
It is the middle of summer, every day is a sunny day, your garden
is doing great, you need to water the plants and trees practically
every day, but it is worth it. They grow very fast, you get
compliments from your neighbors all the time and youre
very happy. You dont even get upset because your satellite
tv seems to have problems every now and then. However, it is
getting worse as the weeks pass and you dont have a clue
why. You look at your antenna, trying to follow the line of
sight to the skies where somewhere, though invisible to the
naked eye, the satellite is doing its work. But your eyes dont
get any further than one of your trees that has grown so much
it is now in the line of sight to the satellite. 2 possible
solutions; either cut the top out of the tree, or move your
antenna so that it can see over or along the side
of the tree.
Kites, Birthdays and Satellite TV
You got your son a kite for his birthday. The next day all Satellites
seem to have fallen out of the sky.
. Well, you get
Of course the examples described above are not to be taken too
serious. However, in very rare cases reception problems may
occur. In case you hired an installation company for the installation
of your Satellite TV system, it is best to call them if you
have any problems. However, if you are able, do check if there
are any problems that can can be cause by external factors.
They may be easy to solve and save you the costs of the installation
company visiting. Do not take any risks climbing on the roof
to reach your antenna. Have qualified people take the risks
for you. They are trained and use safety equipment to prevent
By Gary Davis
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About The Author
Gary Davis is the owner of Dish Network Satellite TV, has several
years experience in the Satellite TV Industry and has written
numerous articles about satellite TV.