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MikeAqua

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#157148 21-Nov-2014 08:59
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I almost feel like this is silly question but here goes: Is it possible for a passing aeroplane to temporarily impair your DVB-S reception?

Often when I'm watching Breakfast before work I get signal breakup for a few seconds at about the same time as AirNZ's early flight to Wellington passes by.

Is it theoretically possible for interference to occur if the flight path happens to be between our satellite dish and the satellite?  Seems unlikely to me but the pattern is there so I'm curious.




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  #1180563 21-Nov-2014 09:02
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  #1180564 21-Nov-2014 09:05
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Very much so.  Trees and the like, even weather, can interfere, so why not a plane?

 
 
 
 


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  #1180577 21-Nov-2014 09:23
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turb: Proabalby one of these: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-30054137 


Brought to you by the same people as chemtrails and chemical snow

Seriously though, as if they need aircraft with 'dirtbox' devices to track someones mobile.  Hilarious.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enhanced_9-1-1#Wireless_enhanced_911


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  #1180624 21-Nov-2014 10:39
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We have the same situation - when we hear a helicopter or a plane coming over the valley we live in, we know that the reception will go all wacky till it passes...100% everytime

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  #1180633 21-Nov-2014 10:56
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Thanks for the [sensible :)] replies. 

Maybe I'll ring AirNZ and ask them to switch their planes to TV_Mode for take off and landing.




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  #1180636 21-Nov-2014 11:04
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Ah, the good old days when the black-and-white picture used to roll and stretch whenever a plane flew overhead. Not to mention the motorbikes......

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  #1180998 21-Nov-2014 18:58
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If a plane is blocking the signal, check the dish alignment to make sure it is optimised.

 
 
 
 


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  #1181388 22-Nov-2014 18:22
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Of course the plane cannot affect your signal from space, BUT the Klingon ship that is cloaked and following it is probably the culprit sealed

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  #1181504 23-Nov-2014 09:22
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jamesrobert: Ah, the good old days when the black-and-white picture used to roll and stretch whenever a plane flew overhead. Not to mention the motorbikes......


Must be some pretty impressive motorbike stunts out your way if you've got them flying over your house! :-)




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