Sunday, October 5, 2008

Wind - 1 Satellite - 0

We have been trying to get a satellite signal since we moved to the new house and have had zero luck. I am certain the arm got bent during transport from the apartment to here but it doesn't look to far off. This is all we see when moving the dish. Very frustrating.


Now we don't have to worry at all about it. The weather channel says it is gust to 55 Km/hour but we are having long sustained gust in the 100 km/hour range. The photo below says it all. No more dish. We destroyed another one. Snapped bolts, missing siding, busted LNB, really bent dish arm and holes in the siding. *sigh* I don't think anyone will ever sell us a used one here again so we may have to buy it south and ship it up. The white wire in the photo is not hooked on the dish mount it is blowing straight out on the wind.




12 comments:

Way Way Up said...

Yikes! My housemate had to go out and knock the snow off our dish a couple times so we wouldn't lose the hockey game last night.

Once in Qikiqtarjuaq we had a pretty serious blow and my neighbors dish was knocked clean off the house. The sides were bent up just like a taco shell. That's some serious wind.

Matthew and Michele said...

We are starting to become the laughing stock because we keep breaking our dishes. This is our second destroyed dish. LOL

Shelley said...

That blows! Maybe if you stocked up a couple of spares(just kidding)! Can't go shopping incognito either eh?

Kate Nova said...

We're on Netkaster at work, and routinely have to clean the raven poop out of the dish because it makes our internet stop working.
But that's some crazy wind you guys have!!!

Rob, Tina and the boys said...

That is crazy foolish. Can't you call Bell to have them send you another one?

Kiggavik said...

A couple of hints for the next time. Put some 2 X 8s (or 2 X 6's) down first, make sure they're screwed well into the studs behind the wall. Use 3" screws at least. Then when you install your dish and have your signal, put some additional braces up to steady the dish and make it less likely to be shifted by the wind. A lot of people use copper piping that is flattened at the end. I used 3/8" ready rod and turnbuckles so I can make small adjustments to fine tune the signal.

MOM said...

Just think, in less than a month you will be home and can watch mine, it could use a work out!!!sorry, dry humor!!!

Matthew and Michele said...

We are going to try and have Bell send us one. If anyone here has dealt with them you will know how difficult they can be. If they don't send us one then we will purchase one when we are south at the end of this month and ship it up via Canada Post.

We do have all the bracing for the dish but we hadn't put it on because we were still moving it around. We didn't expect it to be blown completely off the house. LOL. I will take your advice on the lumber and screwing it through to the studding. That and the bracing should keep the new one from blowing away.

KOTN said...

My favourite part of the firt photo is the sound that screen makes. They shouuld make alarm clocks with that tone.

Matt, Kara and Hunter said...

HEY!

We bought a dish, put it on the side of our house, but have yet to hook it up. We have decided not to. We still have the box. If you want a good deal on a brand new dish, just let me know.

kara underscore went at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I can feel your hurt bro. We had 5kph wind gusts here in Ottawa the other day. The flowers were moving at least an inch. LOL ;)

Mark

Aida said...

omg, that is funny but i feel for you! i heard Bell wont shipped their dish up north..read it in one of the other northern blogs..