The honeymoon is over.I have similar problems here every time I get out in "the field" -- off to an island without a connection. So, I am feeling your pain. Have you tried thawing out the antenna or aerial or whatever you call that thing which picks up the signal -- or at least knocking the snow off? I'd hate to see you have to bail on this new pastoral gig so early -- but there are limits to what a human can put up with. :-)
I'm moderating all the comments these days.Thanks.