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Old 12-28-2006, 08:46 AM   #1
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Hey guys -

Quick question about Sirius satellite reception and snow...

Thankfully, here in NL, we haven't had too much snow yet this year. And those times when it was snowing out, I was at work (listening to Sirius online) or not listening to the radio.

Just wondering if when it snows, do you lose your signal? Or does it increase the chance to lose your signal?
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Snow doesn't seem to be a real factor, I have had my home antenna outside during a blizzard and didn't get any signal drop at all. The home antenna has also been buried under an inch or 2 of snow and no problems with reception. Same goes for the antenna on my car, sometimes I don't even clear the snow off of the roof (where the antenna is) and still get a perfect signal.
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Snow and rain do attenuate the signal a bit. But after three years of using Sirius, I've never lost the signal because of weather. (I have no repeater nearby either).

During thunderstorms and heavy snows, I've had full signal bars on my home Sirius receiver while my satellite TV was down completely.
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I've had very, very heavy rain (Houston rain) cause me signal problems but only a few times.
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Excellent news!!

Good to know. Glad to hear that the snow 'shouldn't' hinder the signal I am receiving.

I guess I lost my signal for some other reason

I bought an outdoor antenna, but I guess I might need to re-position it or something. Oh well. Back to the drawing board.
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I live in nfld as well, and i have only lost my signal once since august. It was about 2 weeks ago, after a storm, and my antenna was burried. I only lost the signal for about 15 mins, and other then that, i had 3 bars,so i dont think it was because of the snow
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Hey matt -

Thanks.

I have had 'decent' signal strength to say the least, since i have had Sirius. My receiver is in the basement, and I had my old indoor antenna in a window sill (inside), pointing up. I got a signal 'most' of the time, but every couple of hours, i would lose it, and would have to nudge it a bit and it would work again fine. Only 1 bar though.

I bought one of those outdoor antennas and attached it as best i could to the side of the house, trying to get as much West-Northwest exposure as possible. I 'thought' it would be perfect, however, I am only getting 1 bar most of the time, however, it flicks back and forth (blinks, almost) to 2 bars at times. Its REALLY annoying as i thought i would get 3 bars with that antenna....
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