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RE: SRN News audio Dropouts
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Subject: RE: SRN News audio Dropouts
From: "Bill Hurne" <billhurne@pilgrimradio.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2017 09:10:45 -0800
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Probably not the cause of your dropouts, but years ago I heard a short satellite dropout.   An idea popped in my head and quickly looked at the sky, and sure enough a jetliner had just flown through where the dish was pointed.   It crossed through the path to the satellite, between the dish and the satellite.   A few weeks later I witnessed the same thing happen.




From: Willie Barnett [mailto:wbradiolists@gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, March 10, 2017 7:05 AM
To: CRTech
Subject: [CRTech] SRN News audio Dropouts


Just now, while airing the news "life" at 10AM Eastern, there were two quick audio glitch/dropouts. (Only about 1 second, each)

The satellite receivers did not indicate any loss of signal or reduction in EbNo, as I looked right at them while the dropouts happened.

I have heard similar dropouts during the first 2 minutes of the news, (not the second) and they have a consistent "style". They sound like a brief interruption of the signal. When there is an ACTUAL interruption, the receivers flash a yellow (or red) light, depending upon the severity and length of the drop. Even a brief one will flash the yellow LED. It did not flash during these dropouts that just happened.


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