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(NJ.com)   Television service may be disrupted by solar radiation on Thursday. The sun is there   (nj.com) divider line 25
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2012-10-04 03:12:35 AM
The Sun is there?
 
2012-10-04 03:34:46 AM
Don't worry. Apparently it's a Jersey thing.

(I know it's not limited to Jersey. I'm mocking the provinciality of the writer.)
 
2012-10-04 03:37:23 AM
I still think it's aliens.
 
2012-10-04 03:39:30 AM
Odd... spaceweather has nothing on it.
 
2012-10-04 03:40:26 AM
oh. Alignment issues.

My bad
 
2012-10-04 03:44:07 AM
farking sun. Always messing up shiat. It knocks out our satellites. It gives off UV rays which cause cancer.

What the fark do we need the sun for?
 
2012-10-04 03:45:02 AM
hopefully it will be minimal interruption. babysitting mom tomorrow. TV is a welcome background distraction from the non-stop repetition of her incessant chatter.
 
2012-10-04 04:56:03 AM
Bah...it's just the usual disruption of satellite service that happens every fall around this time and every spring because the sun's path in the sky just happens to match that of geosynchronous satellites.

(And here I was hoping for a geomagnetic storm because sunspots decided to spew Solar Puke in our general direction. DAMNIT. At least THAT would be INTERESTING, because you can get some interesting low VHF skip and auroral bounce on VHF proper if you're lucky enough to be in an area that actually gets auroras. :D)
 
2012-10-04 05:45:40 AM

Great Porn Dragon: Bah...it's just the usual disruption of satellite service that happens every fall around this time and every spring because the sun's path in the sky just happens to match that of geosynchronous satellites.

(And here I was hoping for a geomagnetic storm because sunspots decided to spew Solar Puke in our general direction. DAMNIT. At least THAT would be INTERESTING, because you can get some interesting low VHF skip and auroral bounce on VHF proper if you're lucky enough to be in an area that actually gets auroras. :D)


OR the end of the world as we know it
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...and I feel fiiiiine...
 
2012-10-04 06:38:25 AM

Shadow Blasko: Odd... spaceweather has nothing on it.


It hit two days ago, already over.
Just looked at spaceweather... 281 by 0.5 weak weak with weaksauce weak.
 
2012-10-04 06:51:52 AM
And yet, Obama sits idly by, and does nothing.
 
2012-10-04 07:32:37 AM

Great Porn Dragon: Bah...it's just the usual disruption of satellite service that happens every fall around this time and every spring because the sun's path in the sky just happens to match that of geosynchronous satellites.

(And here I was hoping for a geomagnetic storm because sunspots decided to spew Solar Puke in our general direction. DAMNIT. At least THAT would be INTERESTING, because you can get some interesting low VHF skip and auroral bounce on VHF proper if you're lucky enough to be in an area that actually gets auroras. :D)


This. I was hoping that maybe 6 Meters would be opening up, but then I read the farkin' article.
 
2012-10-04 07:44:47 AM

prjindigo: Shadow Blasko: Odd... spaceweather has nothing on it.

It hit two days ago, already over.
Just looked at spaceweather... 281 by 0.5 weak weak with weaksauce weak.


Apparently its just the semi-annual solar alignment thing.

Although we do have some pretty sunspots right now
 
2012-10-04 07:45:41 AM
Too bad it didn't hit last night...
 
2012-10-04 07:51:46 AM

Shadow Blasko: prjindigo: Shadow Blasko: Odd... spaceweather has nothing on it.

It hit two days ago, already over.
Just looked at spaceweather... 281 by 0.5 weak weak with weaksauce weak.

Apparently its just the semi-annual solar alignment thing.

Although we do have some pretty sunspots right now


Ten meters has been more active for the last month or two. I've been making some pretty sweet mobile CW DX contacts. In the last week or so, I've managed to get Ecuador, Argentina, Brazil, Guadeloupe Isl., and a handful of stateside contacts. Before that, I made some European contacts.

/It's illegal to text and drive in NYS.
//It's not illegal to Morse and drive, however.
 
2012-10-04 08:49:34 AM

Great Porn Dragon: Bah...it's just the usual disruption of satellite service that happens every fall around this time and every spring because the sun's path in the sky just happens to match that of geosynchronous satellites.


When I worked in a call center for a cable company, people would actually start YELLING at us for lying about why this happened. They thought, to a person, that we were just trying to cover up some screw-up. That was twenty years ago. I'm sure people are no smarter now.
 
2012-10-04 09:16:45 AM

Pick: And yet, Obama sits idly by, and does nothing.


I was going to say.... the sun is a day too late to help Obama.
 
2012-10-04 09:54:24 AM
Geez Louise!

I was in the cable tv business for 15 years. This happens twice every year, spring and fall. Certainly not news anymore.
 
2012-10-04 09:57:18 AM
"Sun Outages"? I wish I wore a sweater today.
 
2012-10-04 10:07:03 AM

Pick: And yet, Obama sits idly by, and does nothing.


Ok this actually made me chuckle.
 
2012-10-04 10:25:07 AM
Good thing I do not have TV.
 
2012-10-04 11:10:56 AM
Outages can cause interference with picture quality and sound, lasting up to several minutes a day.

Oh, the humanity!
 
2012-10-04 11:59:35 AM
'What's the weather look like out there, Ollie?'

'Space Weather!!!'
 
2012-10-04 02:42:38 PM
Is that why it's so sticky today? I thought I'd done something sinfull in my sleep agan.
 
2012-10-04 03:42:57 PM

midigod: Great Porn Dragon: Bah...it's just the usual disruption of satellite service that happens every fall around this time and every spring because the sun's path in the sky just happens to match that of geosynchronous satellites.

When I worked in a call center for a cable company, people would actually start YELLING at us for lying about why this happened. They thought, to a person, that we were just trying to cover up some screw-up. That was twenty years ago. I'm sure people are no smarter now.


Been there, done that, know your pain--and this was WITH cable companies running announcements right when we were about to go into Satellite/Solar Ecliptic Season each spring and fall. (Even worse, I had to explain to people it only affected TV, NOT their cable modems. :P)
 
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