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Re: Solar Outage Season?
To: CRTech <crtech@crtech.org>
Subject: Re: Solar Outage Season?
From: Pat Wahl <pwahl@wwib.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2017 10:53:40 -0500
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This is the sun outage calculator I found easiest and most helpful. I just enter my lat/long in decimal. We are now learning anew how to cover the outages on the new AMC18 satellite at 105 degrees. We can sure catch a lot of solar energy in that larger dish :-). Yesterday's outage was apx 5 minutes. Our XDS drops off/comes back at about 3.0 Eb/No (normally we run about 11/12).


On Mon, Oct 9, 2017 at 7:56 PM, Mike Shane <mshane@salemomaha.com> wrote:

I just accidentally deleted all my cookies, so seeing this tonight was timely.  I already had a chart printed out but thought I’d better do this again now so I’ll have it next time.


What you have to do is zoom WAY WAY in.  I zoomed into a size that was about 10 miles by 10 miles (you can zoom in more if you like – I think the bottom of the glove is where is goes).  I double clicked my location – it gave me something that was about 3 miles too far south.  So I closed the box and double clicked 3 miles further north.  Bingo!  The address was about 2 blocks off.  Close enough! 


I like this calculator mainly because I always am able to make it work!  (Oh yeah, I had to put in my dish parameters again because of the cookie exodus.)


Mike Shane

Salem Media Group Omaha


From: Willie Barnett [mailto:wbradiolists@gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, October 09, 2017 8:54 AM
To: CRTech
Subject: Re: [CRTech] Solar Outage Season?


I just zoomed-in to Middletown, CT and clicked it. It said I was pointing to Surf City, NJ.


NEXT! ;)




On Mon, Oct 9, 2017 at 6:01 AM, Geoff Fairbairn <geoff_fairbairn@hotmail.com> wrote:

I use



It remembers where you are after the first time (if you allow the cookie).




Sun Outage / Sun Interference Calculator for Geostationary Orbit Satellites



From: Wiely Boswell <wiely@faithradio.org>
Sent: 06 October 2017 20:42
To: 'CRTech'
Subject: RE: [CRTech] Solar Outage Season?


I think we are getting in it..

Sun outages occur every year, in Fall and Spring, and last approximately about a week each time. This Fall,sun outages are expected late September to early October, 2017.



From: Steve Tuzeneu [mailto:stuzeneu@gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, October 06, 2017 2:28 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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