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Tree in the way?

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Tree in the way?

I have a tree that I think may be affecting my signal, but I'm not sure.  Today my signal strength is all over the place, ranging from the low 60s to the high 90s, and I have clear, blue skies, as does my gateway.  

 

I thought that a tree might be in the way a couple of months ago, but then my signal strength seemed to improve quite a bit.  I did notice, however, that when the last four of the IPGW string are in the 1200s, the signal tends to be in low-mid 90s, and when in the 1300s in the mid-upper 90s, and when in the 1400s the upper 90s to mid 100s.  Right now it's 1201 and my signal strength is 57.  It's bouncing all over the place.  Now it's 94.  There's a slight breeze, but nothing major.  I don't believe my dish is moving, as that's been pretty rock solid whenever I check it.  

 

Could someone check my system to see what might be going on?  

 

Thanks.


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Re: Tree in the way?

Hi Gabe,

 

After running diagnostics on your account, everything seems to be functioning on our end. There doesn't seem to be an issue with the alignment or the view of the dish. 

 

Kathy

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Re: Tree in the way?

Hi Gabe,

 

After running diagnostics on your account, everything seems to be functioning on our end. There doesn't seem to be an issue with the alignment or the view of the dish. 

 

Kathy

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Re: Tree in the way?

Well, so much for that higher IPGW number, higher signal strength claim.  It's now on "channel" 1410 and it's fluctuating from the low 70s through the mid 90s.  Barely any wind now.


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@KathyVoss 

 

Okay.  Thank you.  I appreciate you looking.

 

I was writing that second post while you posted your reply, so I didn't see it before posting mine.  


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No problem, feel free to reach out at any time.

 

Kathy

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@KathyVoss 

 

Do you have any idea why it could be fluctuating all over the place like it is?  It will literally change from 95 to 73 in seconds, then go back up, then change all over the place in between.  

 

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Re: Tree in the way?

Should look at the site history log. If its jumping up and down then it probably is a tree..

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I'm not sure why the signal is doing that but from our end, all the diagnostics are showing the equipment working normally. If you have any problem browsing, we're happy to look into that.

 

Kathy 

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@gokartergo24 wrote:

Should look at the site history log. If its jumping up and down then it probably is a tree..


I think it likely is a tree.  Thankfully, I know exactly which one and it wouldn't too hard to take it down.  It's not a big one, thankfully.  It's even worse today, dropping down into the 50s and even 40s, then back up into the 90s within a second or two.  

 

I believe it is affecting my service.  Yesterday it took nearly eight hours to perform my Windows Updates.  It would have normally taken less than fifteen minutes or so.  With this said, there's no sense in going through any troubleshooting until that tree comes down.

 

This is when it's dumping so low I lose connection.  Only four instances, but still.  Mostly clear skies...

 

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I think the tree is coming down this evening.  I've got to get some rope to pull it in the opposite direction of the house with our lawn tractor before I cut it.  

 

This is the tree in question.  It's edited together, as it was too big to fit into one pic.  The red line is where I believe it's interfering with the signal.  

 

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@gokartergo24 

@KathyVoss 

@maratsade 

 

It was getting progressively worse today, so I couldn't wait any longer. 

 

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Though I have to go back out and finish up, the tree is now down.  No fluctuation anymore.   Smiley Happy  

 

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