Now I've heard of everything - grease the antenna? Maybe I'll stick to never using it. On rare occasions I'll use it if I am too tired or slow to set up the Dish Network. We never get too much anyway but that might be because we don't have a digital decoder.
I'm gonna have to go and check my crank now and see if it says anything. Ya learn sum-pin' noo ever' day.
Well looky dat.... it does need maintenance.
Just like it says in diesel guy's post, that's the exact manual I have. On page 4 starting at the top of the second column, there it is! Silicone lubricant spray is used at the locations shown and described.