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1 24th August 22:51
gary quiring
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I had no service most of Saturday 1/10 until Sunday morning after the
sun came out. The temp was 9 degrees. With the wind chill factor it
was probably around zero. Both a Sony round dish and Terk elliptical
dish were not able to get stable signal on the 101 sat. The Sony was
less picky then the Terk, but overall I was dark from 3pm on. Once
the sun was down the test meter stayed at a solid zero.

I found several threads with the same problem as me. What I find
annoying is DirecTV denied that their is temperature problems with the
dishes. I live in NJ where the temps are usually not in ****s but
what do the folks north of me do where it's normally colder.

http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=97760&highlight=cold+multiswitch

http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=153363

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2 24th August 22:51
cjdaytonjr
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I had no problem here in CT. Temps were at or below zero.
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3 24th August 22:51
alan peterman
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Just call Terk and they'll send you out a replacement LNB that works better in
cold weather.
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4 24th August 22:51
rockinrick
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I've never personally had any problems like that.

I have however had a problem with an LNB's stability when turned on at
that cold of temperatures. Once it warmed up it worked fine.
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5 25th August 06:57
thesatguy
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There is no problem with cold weather and dishes - there may be a problem
with your bad lnbf.
Some lnbf's work much better than others in hot and cold temps. Replace the
bad lnbf.
To test it you could aim a sun lamp at the lnbf and heat it up and see if it
suddenly works. The lnbf's should work okay and various temps but the
flakey ones will give problems in extreme heat or cold.
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6 25th August 06:57
lss83@hotmail-dot-com.no-spam.invalid (crazy
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Put a heatlamp out near the LNB :lol: just had to say that.
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7 25th August 06:57
daniel mccarthy
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Hmm, my dish died on Friday night, just as the temperature got down below 5
degrees. I'm in Massachusetts and never had this problem before. The
temperature was up to about 25 today, but it's still dead.
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8 25th August 06:58
tom obrien
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Sounds like an answer you might get from DTV tech support person!
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9 25th August 06:58
lss83@hotmail-dot-com.no-spam.invalid (crazy
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Maybe I need to consider a career change to D* or E* for tech support.

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10 25th August 13:12
qz
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The Terk dish must be an S25 or lower number. Correct?
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