DISH Network Rain Outage. Satellite Rain Fade, but It’s Only Misting

So it rained in Chicago last night.  Just a light pissing really, from a barely overcast sky.  If you went outside you wouldn’t get wet, you would get damp.  Normally, I would have enjoyed the smooth mist, except I forgot that DISH Network sucks.

A few pesky stratus clouds decide to spritz on the western suburbs, therefore I could not watch T.V.  The technical name for this shitty phenomenon is called “rain fade,” but I’m too mad to address this scientifically.

Let me be clear: Never get satellite television.  This is not an isolated case.  This is a two year sample size, the worst two years of my T.V. watching life.  The second I can axe my contract without penalty, I am switching to ANYTHING that is not DISH Network.  It doesn’t work in the rain.  It wasn’t even hard rain; the air was just slightly wet.  Come on!

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  1. LOL I don’t even watch TV but I’m thinking about getting cable internet for online gaming, my Mom just got AT&T and it was $90 for net and basic cable and unlike Comcast NO CONTRACT!

  2. thank you for posting a review about Dish network. This Dish network is often sending brochures to offer their service, luckly we are not ready yet to get another expense so we just put it on hold. So next if we decided to get cable or satellite TV, I am not going to consider Dish network.

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  4. I need same information about Dust fades with Ku-Band link it will afect our signal or efect on our Data or not if you give same information it will be good
    thanks in addvance
    Ahmad Baig

  5. it’s not happening with me. never had a problem with dish network even though it’s raining. you said also that you’re not using a large this. small satellite dish have limitations that is why large satellite dishes are created.

  6. what?! I don’t buy it. I’m in CO and we’ve had some NASTY snow storms…never had the signal go out! In fact, I’ve had DISH since 1997 and have not had ONE issue with the signal going out.

  7. Hope to see some improvement on Dish by this time and they won’t let their customers down and make their satisfaction an individual commitment

  8. dish is total crap. sorry i switched from direct tv reception goes out any there is rain and sometimes when there is rain 50 miles away. and yes my satellite is even bigger than one i had before. direct went out 4-5 times in 3 and half years. dish out over 12 times in 3 months. satellite dish in same location as direct was. do not get dish you will be verryyyyy sorry and very pissed off.

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  10. I do buy it, we have frequent rain here in central PA and the satellite goes out regularly, in fact it’s out right now under light rain conditions, which is how I found this blog – looking for a solution.

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