I was wondering if dish owners find it necessary, on occasion, to go outside and clear out any snow or debris that might accumulate inside the dish, or on the dish surface? I know, from my observation, most house dishes have a shallow angle of tilt from the vertical (why?) as opposed to a sharper angle of tilt (why not?), so you’d first say the snow doesn’t accumulate. But, if you had a winrty mix changing to all snow, I WAG the snow would stick to the walls of the dish and accumulate perhaps just enough to interfere with good reception, true?
Extra Credit: The local TV studios have giant dishes pointed upwards at maybe a 45 dgr angle (why?). So, does any SDoper know if they have a greater problem with snow, leaves, and/or trash collecting in the dish?
Bonus: Actually, IIRC, the first radio (dish) telescope to study the universe was plagued by interference believed to be caused by goose droppings collecting within the dish. However, this interference was later proven to be the background radiation leftover from the Big Bang! (Ha! Who knew?) I WAG they killed all the geese in the vicinity to eliminate this variable?
Duck, Duck, Goose (Ouch!) Someone just goosed me!
P.S. The cable co’s can “dish” it out, but they sure can’t take it!