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Weather warning
Nov 13th, 2003, 4:29pm
 
According to todays weather there is a storm on its way - with wind speeds expected to be around 70mph.
 
Western parts of the uk are at high risk - so turn your dishes to a safe possition so the wind dont do much harm to it.
 
 
 
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Re: Weather warning
Reply #1 - Nov 13th, 2003, 6:42pm
 
Thanks for the cheery news Steve.
 
On "Ceefax" as at 1820 hrs:
 
A powerful Atlantic storm will reach western areas this evening. Much of Wales, Northern Ireland, NW England and SW Scotland will be effected by the strongest winds. These winds will then continue over parts of Northern Britain during Friday.
 
Severe gales, with gusts of 70 to 80mph, are likely to uproot some trees and cause minor structural damage.
 
"Further updates will appear here"  (That was on page 405 on BBC 1)
 
Not so drafty on the South coast I hope!!!!!
 
PS. I wonder what is the best bearing to leave ones dish on???
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Reply #2 - Nov 13th, 2003, 6:51pm
 
Usually it's best to leave your dish pointed South (i.e. Thor) as the main winds tend to blow  West-East.
 
Hopefully here in Luton we won't have too much trouble...
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Reply #3 - Nov 13th, 2003, 6:52pm
 
Hope its not to windy on the m4 too London going there in a couple hours in a artic so if you see 1 going from lane to lane it could be me :'(
Cheers steve i`ll turn it befor i go, and hope it still be their when i get back Grin
 
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Re: Weather warning
Reply #4 - Nov 13th, 2003, 10:57pm
 
Hi m8's   undecided undecided undecided
 
Starting to "Blow" here, on the South Coast (UK)...2235 hrs My dish is rather large for the pole on which it is fixed....I think I will watch a tape and leave my dish on 1W....Hope I don't have to drop it down.......A bit breezy up there I recon Bri!!!!
 
Gusting here....Not too bad at the mo.  undecided undecided undecided
 
I tink I will open a can m8's....Ok another! 8) 8) 8) 8)
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Reply #5 - Nov 13th, 2003, 11:07pm
 
Thanks Steve m8 Just what i didn't want to know.
I have just put up a 1.2 mtr dish above the roof so it is going to catch the wind more than i would like.
I also have my car parked under it so i hope it stays put.
I think i might fix some sort of safety chain to the dish secured to the wall as a extra precaution.
Thanks for the warning.
 
Cheers, Govon.
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Reply #6 - Nov 14th, 2003, 7:12pm
 
should of seen my 1.5m dish on shed early hours.i didnt know it was made of cardboard Shocked
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Reply #7 - Nov 14th, 2003, 7:41pm
 
Just an update the wind is getting rather blustery here and the front dish is waggling like blazes so virtually no signal at all (Hipsat), luckly the back dish (hotbird) is getting a good signal.
 
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Reply #8 - Nov 14th, 2003, 8:32pm
 
Now then  Roll Eyes
 
I had no trouble whatsoever.
The pole is still where I cemented it less a dish.
So if anyone sees a dish and maybe accompanied by a spoon shaped LNB, you know where it started first. (in a nursery rhyme). or myback garden. Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
 
Does this make me satellite installer of the year.
 
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Reply #9 - Nov 14th, 2003, 8:42pm
 
Sad news Rob.....At least you didn't loose your sence of humour.
 
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Re: Weather warning
Reply #10 - Nov 14th, 2003, 10:08pm
 
Hi m8's,
 
As some of you guys still can post, I gather you're still there. What are the losses so far? Rob's dish. Anything more?  
 
Nothing of that here in the land of polobears, but the cold is creeping closer. Tongue
 
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Reply #11 - Nov 14th, 2003, 10:20pm
 
@ gorth  
Are Polobears the 1`s that are round with a hole in the middle undecided Grin
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Reply #12 - Nov 14th, 2003, 10:27pm
 
Quote from invalid   on Nov 14th, 2003, 10:20pm:
@ gorth
Are Polobears the 1`s that are round with a hole in the middle undecided Grin

 
No m8 - they're the ones who ride around on ponies hitting a little ball with long mallets.... Grin
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Reply #13 - Nov 14th, 2003, 10:30pm
 
@invalid,
 
Sorry m8. Should have run that through the spell checker. Should be: The land where we have pooles sticking out of our a.........Just to plant ourselfes safely into the snow. Wink
 
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Reply #14 - Nov 14th, 2003, 10:33pm
 
& there`s me thinking you where on about polar bears undecided Grin
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