Recent storm I watched my dish moving.

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Recent storm I watched my dish moving. I now have RX power of -31 dbm, RX snr of 8 db, cable resistance of 3 ohm, and cable attenuation of 4.8 DB. I asked exede to come re-aim the dish to which they have refused saying software shows it aimed appropriately. My speeds AFTER using priority data have slowed to a crawl compared to the past months. 
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Donald Foulk

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Jim16

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I think those numbers look fine.  You are seeing slower speeds because you have run out of data and you are being put at the back of the Queue as far as speed is concerned.

 
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Sounds like you have put a lot of work into your ground system.

Per code you should connect the ground rod by the house to your utility ground with 6 awg solid wire ran around the perimeter of the house. You can check the code and see this for yourself.  This helps to keep all the grounds at the same potential during a lightning strike.

I have about 36 ground rods and several hundred feet of buried copper wire but then I have a 100 foot tower by the house.The tower was hit last year and fortunately I suffered minimal damage although part of a wire antenna in the trees nearby was vaporized. The bang certainly got my attention. My
 Exede equipment was undamaged.
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Good point.  The modem is the only place a ground reference is made to the house wiring and ground.  I had my house wired with #12 romex for all 120 V circuits when it was built but a heavy connection from the dish ground to the house ground is a good idea. I think I'll bury some copper pipe that connects the dish ground to the house ground.
 
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I'm still not seeing this. How do you connect the ground wire to the modem?
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Craig if you add ground rods say every 18 feet for 6 foot ground rods, to the 6 awg run from the utility to your new ground rod this will help to protect the house. I did this as part of my tower grounding system and ran 6 awg wire around 3 sides of the house, stopping at the conrete drive..  It certainly paid off with the direct hit that I received.
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Actaully I think they were 8 foot ground and it was every 16 feet - sorry about the confusion