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RE: Solar Outage Season?
To: CRTech <crtech@crtech.org>
Subject: RE: Solar Outage Season?
From: Mike Shane <mshane@salemomaha.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Oct 2017 02:23:25 +0000
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Thread-topic: [CRTech] Solar Outage Season?
I didn’t see a way to update it to 105°.  
I use http://www.satellite-calculations.com/Satellite/suninterference.php.  
Pick satellite by position in sky and be sure to select C band if not already so.

We were supposed to enter the window today with the peak time about 12:32pm.  Looking at the 15-minute summary on the Amb-OS receiver, we had minimum EbN0s and maximum BERs today at 12:30 – the 12:15 reading was similar.

Then for an unknown reason we lost lock at 1:15pm – EbN0s were below 10 from 6:45am to 5:15pm here.  Every other sample was at least a “perfect” 10!

Both XDS receivers looking at AMC-18 had tuner unlocks sometime today.  Our program schedule happens to be such that we're not going to notice these too much this time except tomorrow during a football game.

Mike Shane
Salem Media Group Omaha

From: Pat Wahl [mailto:pwahl@wwib.com] 
Sent: Friday, October 06, 2017 2:46 PM
To: CRTech
Subject: Re: [CRTech] Solar Outage Season?

Hey, this part of the CRTech site is still referencing 139 degrees West for the other radio satellite. Is there a way for someone to update this for the new bird at 105 degrees?

Pat Wahl
Chippewa Falls, WI

On Fri, Oct 6, 2017 at 2:40 PM, Jon Vaught <jvaught@lifechangingradio.com> wrote:

My boss told me yes, it's this weekend. Here's the link he sent to get info:


Jon Vaught
Milford, CT

From: Steve Tuzeneu <stuzeneu@gmail.com>
Sent: Friday, October 6, 2017 3:27 PM
To: CRTech
Subject: [CRTech] Solar Outage Season? 
Hey Guys: 

Are we in the solar outage season?  What website do you use to get the outage information (as it relates to satellite reception)?


Steve Tuzeneu,  CBT 
Network Staff Engineer
BBN Radio Network
P.O. Box 7300
Charlotte , NC 28241-7300 
704-523-5555 Extension 138
Member: Society of Broadcast Engineers
G.R.O.L./N1XXE-Extra Class Operator

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