When the user's Internet service was disrupted, the Starlink app provided an error message saying, "Offline: Thermal shutdown."
He contacted Starlink support, which told him, "Dishy will go into thermal shutdown at 122F and will restart when it reaches 104F."
The overheating started that day about 11:30 am and came back for good about 7 pm...
Martin uses the ground behind his house to set up his dish because it is the only spot with no obstructions.
Officially, SpaceX has said that "Dishy McFlatface" is certified to operate from 22° below zero up to 104° Fahrenheit.
Though Dishy doesn't go into thermal shutdown until it hits 122°, the dish can obviously get hotter than the air temperature.
Like Martin, other Starlink users may have to find creative ways to keep their dishes cool as the summer months arrive. »