weather in your local area tonight.


GlynM

Link Posted 06/01/2010 - 15:56
Greytop wrote:
Did anybody end up having to throw snow balls at their Sky dish to clear it and get reception?

No problems here but I do have a larger, zone2, dish which I think is normally only used in Scotland

Interestingly enough today the dish has less snow than last February when it was working fine in this state:




Glyn

Hyram

Link Posted 06/01/2010 - 16:04
Greytop wrote:
Did anybody end up having to throw snow balls at their Sky dish to clear it and get reception?

I had to do it three times last night (for the wife and daughters of course)

Don't suggest that to Mike-P or he might have another TV disaster
Hyram

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Greytop

Link Posted 06/01/2010 - 16:11
Looks like a nice solution Glyn. I find the problem occurs when there is a major build up of snow between the LNBs and the dish.

Here's ours after the snow ball attack



Regards Huw

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Greytop

Link Posted 06/01/2010 - 16:12
Hyram wrote:
Greytop wrote:
Did anybody end up having to throw snow balls at their Sky dish to clear it and get reception?

I had to do it three times last night (for the wife and daughters of course)

Don't suggest that to Mike-P or he might have another TV disaster


Regards Huw

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GlynM

Link Posted 06/01/2010 - 16:20
Greytop wrote:
Looks like a nice solution Glyn. I find the problem occurs when there is a major build up of snow between the LNBs and the dish.

It does look a bit exposed but I guess you got very little choice over its placement. Ours is tucked up, lowish, on a south facing wall while its the north side of the house that is exposed to the weather on a down-hill slope.

I hope that's not your tv aerial in your photo. It could be harder to snow-ball that

Glyn

GlynM

Link Posted 06/01/2010 - 16:40
Greytop has got me worried about the other things above our roof.

I don't think we are going to be able to measure any wind for a while, particularly if we get the threatened hard frost tonight:




I'm not going to try throwing snowballs at that

Glyn

organicimagery

Link Posted 06/01/2010 - 21:29
davidtrout wrote:
organicimagery wrote:
Snowing in cardiff, But very light now, I have been out in it for the last 30 minutes(about inch deep) getting some images, and I fell over, landed on a curb and part of the road, Smashed my head in to the floor, bust my knee up and elbow so not good, However I must state, THE CAMERA IS FINE, it kinda landed on my ribcage. Phew

Thanks heavens your camera's ok Carl. Hope you don't feel too sore yourself now.
david
PS We've had thick snow and sub zero temperatures throughout the North East for days now. Last night there was some thunder and lightning over Durham.

Oh yes i am slightly sore, however i managed to build a snow man today lol.


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Classvino

Link Posted 06/01/2010 - 21:31
pentaxian450 wrote:
...I really feel sorry for you, guys. Now, would anybody be willing to help me shovel the couple of feet we have at my place?

I'm also having a little difficulty generating very much sympathy for anyone with less than 18 inches or so of snow. (where it hasn't been blown into 4 foot drifts...)
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Greytop

Link Posted 06/01/2010 - 21:37
I guess what you have to remember is that the weather we're currently experiencing in the UK is a bit of a rarity where as in more continental climates it is the norm
Regards Huw

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Hyram

Link Posted 06/01/2010 - 21:54
Greytop wrote:
I guess what you have to remember is that the weather we're currently experiencing in the UK is a bit of a rarity where as in more continental climates it is the norm

.....and because it is a rarity, much of the country is grinding to a halt
Hyram

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Dangermouse

Link Posted 06/01/2010 - 22:52
Be a bit careful hurling snowballs at your dish, they rely on a very fine alignment to receive the signal and being knocked offline by a millimetre or so can stop it working!
Matt

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K10D

Link Posted 07/01/2010 - 07:44
Only -3 here in Stockton this morning. I see on the news that Carlisle is -13 and Manchester has -18. Roads are like glass and yesterday I saw several collisions. Is it an age thing or are younger drivers just care free?

Regards

Father Ted

Link Posted 07/01/2010 - 08:29
K10D wrote:
Is it an age thing or are younger drivers just care free?

Regards

I think it's an age thing.
I'm desperate to see how my 4wd copes, but as I@m in work, I can't get out to try it
Just hoping the ice hangs around until the weekend
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mikew

Link Posted 07/01/2010 - 09:34
Personally I loath snow and driving the Land Rover in snow - you can't see what's underneath it for one thing. I have the tyres that should find grip if anything can but ice will defeat them as I found driving up a hill that had sheet ice and wondering why I was making such little progress

I take the approach that I'll drive without diff lock so that if I do get stuck I can put diff lock in and then stand a better chance of getting out. After that it's let air out of the tyres (I can go as low as 12 psi but not at any speed) and then it's time to dig or get the hand winch out

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gartmore

Link Posted 07/01/2010 - 09:43
The roads around my house haven't been treated at all this year but I haven't had any problems with the MB ML320, switched to off-road mode it feels like its on rails. I have given in and fitted the snow-chains to the Smart City Coupe but it still feels like it could become an air hockey puck at any minute.

Minus 11 C right now BTW.
Ken
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