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Old 07-27-2011, 07:44 AM   #15
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RE: Direct TV

I can tell you my experience...take it how you will. We have DTV on all of our Gulf of Mexico offshore platforms. The platforms are stationary, but when a helicopter lands and departs, there is a brief interruption in reception. Not because the aircraft physically blocks the signal, but because the tollterences are so tight that the wind and vibration is enough to throw the dish out of allignment briefly. We're talking about mere seconds of interruption, but I would imagine that any rocking or swinging to even the slightest degree would interrupt the signal. Unless you are rocking about the signal's axis. I think it also depends on where you are geographically as to how wide that signal beam is. Most of our GOM support vessels have dishes mounted, but I don't think that they have much luck with a reliable signal all the time.
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