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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 12:21 AM

27. My husband saw this picture and reminded me of my frog on the roof indident

Way back, before satellite TV companies gave away their installation, we had a DirecTV dish installed - It was just outside our back door to make it easier for the installer to run the wires.

A few weeks after we got it, it suddenly stopped working one cool night. I called in and the tech went through all the troubleshooting steps with me. Finally he asked me to check the dish outside. I opened the door and a small anole lizard jumped on my head, startling me so I cried out. The tech was worried and asked what had happened so I told him. Then I shone my flashlight onto the dish - there was a frog sitting on the nice warm LNB (low noise blockdown converter) where the dish concentrates the signal.

I totally lost it laughing about the frog. By then the tech was really concerned - first his customer had been attacked by a lizard (he didn't know how small anoles are) and then I was hysterical, laughing so hard I couldn't explain what was going on. When I could explain, he was freaked and wanted to know what kind of jungle I lived in.

Once we both calmed down, I got a broom and brushed the frog off the dish and had a nice strong signal again. Up until I stopped using satellite for my TV that is always the first thing I check before calling tech support - make sure no critters are taking advantage of the warmth of the parts of the dish.

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