The other day I had to go out to my DirecTV satellite receiver with a broom and brush the snow off. If you’re a satellite TV owner, you’ve done the same thing. Kind of a pain, especially if you’re receiver is on your roof.
Andy Christensen, a friend of mine, told me to spray it with Pam Cooking Oil. What the…? Why didn’t I think of that? I did some quick research on-line and corroborated what Andy told me. At the bottom of this post I’ve listed a few of those web sites, in case you’re interested.
Most sites I read suggested spraying your receiver every 3 months or so. This will not only help with snow, but also rain. Water from rain can accumulate on the receiver and cause “rain fade” which doesn’t necessarily block the signal, but can distort it (make your picture fuzzy).
Follow through with this tip, and the next time you’re watching TV during a snow storm you can be glad you don’t have to grab your broom.