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Re: Solar interference and Unity 4000
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Subject: Re: Solar interference and Unity 4000
From: Willie Barnett <wbradiolists@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2018 14:02:19 -0500
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It is the semi-annual event, spring and fall, where the sun "moves" directly "behind" the satellite, and it's RF noise overwhelms the actual satellite signal. The effect generally only lasts a few minutes each day, until the sun "moves" above the satellite arc in spring (which has now done, in CT) or below the arc in fall.

It is also a good time (on a sunny day) to see if there is ANYTHING obstructing your dish's direct "view" of the satellite... when the sun is right behind the bird, the shadow of the feedhorn will be in the dead-center of your dish. If there are any other shadows (trees, buildings, wires, etc) in the dish, this is when you will see these potential obstructions! :)


On Thu, Mar 8, 2018 at 1:29 PM, Terry Cowan <tcowan@knlr.com> wrote:

It is Spring sun outage time.  Not sure when it is in Florida.  I believe we are through that period here in Oregon.

Terry Cowan


On 03/08/18 10:17, Thomas Cottle wrote:

Anyone else seeing solar interference the last few days.  I believe it is affecting our unity 4000.  Just checking to see if anyone else was having similar issues.


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