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ICE problem

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ahmelect
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Jan 10th, 2008 at 5:54am  
hi all...

i have many sites on location that now abundant  ICE thir the modems have lost conction do u have any solution ....
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TDMAMike
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Reply #1 - Jan 10th, 2008 at 12:21pm  
Ice on the modem?  Do you mean accumulation on the refector?
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ahmelect
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Reply #2 - Jan 10th, 2008 at 12:30pm  
Hell mike

  ICE (snow) on the Dish mike not on modem, we r in winter and we have a many snowstorm.. 

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TDMAMike
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Reply #3 - Jan 10th, 2008 at 9:07pm  
Might want to invest in some snow covers.
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ahmelect
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Reply #4 - Jan 11th, 2008 at 6:18pm  
Mike

   i see u r the best in this forum, my quastion is so clear, how can i fixer the issue of snow on the dish we lost RX signal when a snow fall on the dish and that is very widespread in Europ&US but not in Mid east, so we have no idea how can we fixed that? how can i cover the dish? what kind of cover? Please i need clear and full answer if u have ...
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USN - Retired
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Reply #5 - Jan 11th, 2008 at 6:55pm  
The locations where you have snow and ice concerns - are they manned or unmanned?

..greg..
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TDMAMike
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Reply #6 - Jan 12th, 2008 at 3:45am  
Snow or slush is always a problem this time of year (northern hemi). 

Greg asked a good question: are these sites manned or unmanned?

The only recommendation I have for you is to tell the customers to clean off the dish periodically.  If you have a good HNO, he can normally diagnose snow or ice accumulation with iMonitor by watching for sloping/falling Downstream SNR (upstream SNR will be climbing)

What I normally do, is run a Network Data Snapshot on the entire network and keep an eye on downstream and upstream SNRs.  Once you get accumulation on the aperture the downstream SNR falls off gradually but you normally have enough time to call the site and tell them to clean off their antenna. 

If you dont have access to iMonitor, you just have to tell the site that if it is snowing and they want to continue drawing services, then they better get up out of the chair and go clean off that dish! Smiley
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ahmelect
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Reply #7 - Jan 13th, 2008 at 11:36am  
Hi all

  thanks for reply and a good solution ... sure the snow is unmanned ...
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Reply #8 - Jan 13th, 2008 at 3:47pm  
See: Antennas with anti-ice heaters for sale

This page refers to antennas having heating elements incorporated at the time of purchase and shows some examples.

If you have an existing antenna with snow/ice problems maybe consider using attached electrical heaters, infra-red lamp, ducted warm air etc.

Best regards, Eric.
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ahmelect
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Reply #9 - Jan 13th, 2008 at 7:01pm  
HI all

that is apper good solution ... i have to check this page .. thanks Eric , Mike
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