Dish heaters

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I have an exede satellite connection. Where we live we get a lot of snow during the winter months and as a result we loose connectivity. I would like to put on a heater on the dish but did not know if there are only certain ones that will work with the exede dish. Please give us your recommendation as to which one(s) will work. Thank you
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Knight Rider

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Not sire on that one never heard of heaters for the dish. When mine get snow or ice on it I just dump a glass of hot water over the dish and melt it
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I just brush mine off with a broom, unless it is ice and then I use warm water, but don't get all that much snow in Virginia.  It can take several inches of light fluffy snow with minimal effect, but 1/8" of ice will knock me off line.  I would think the safest bet is to use dish heaters that attach to the rear of the dish.  I had thought about just aiming a 150 watt spotlight at mine, but it would have to be thermostatically controlled to be energy efficient.

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Knight Rider

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Yea it usually still works with some snow but the ice will mess with the reflecting and distort the signal
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I'm glad I don't have to worry about that. I may die of heat stroke during July, August and part of Sept but I don't have to worry about snow. :-)