Anyone using a satellite dish cover?

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  1. Keith AP

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    I was curious about anyone's experiences using a satellite dish cover.
    I've got the DirecTV elliptical. We received some snow a few days ago (in June no less) which totally wiped out our satellite signal. This is something I really want to take care of before the real stuff flies.
    How much degradation of signal can one expect from using a cover? Are there any issues I should be aware of? Recommendations?
    Thanks - Keith
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  2. CRyan

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    Are you sure it was the snow on the dish that was creating the problem and not the actual cloud cover and snow falling?
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  3. Keith AP

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  4. Dave Morton

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    you can use PAM or some sort of spray on cooking oil on the dish itself. This will keep anything from sticking to the dish and not block the signal. I have never had a problem yet. I do think you have to re-apply it after a year or so especially if you get a lot of snow or moisture. It's a cheap fix that works well. I may just be cheap and didn't want to spend the extra money.
    Good luck!
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  5. Danny R

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    Just curious, but wouldn't you have the same problem with a cover that you do now? It seems to me that instead of the snow and ice accumulating on the actual dish, it would accumulate on the cover.
     
  6. Keith AP

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    Dave, that's one I hadn't thought of. I'll have to look into that one further.
    And the thing is...I've been using PAM on our snow thrower every year to help deal with the snow removal.
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  7. Alex Mendoza

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    Would silicon spray work better than Pam? Since it is specifically mean for applications in alot of conditions?
     

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