If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(NJ.com)   Television service may be disrupted by solar radiation on Thursday. The sun is there   (nj.com) divider line 5
    More: Interesting, solar radiation, communication satellites, sun outage  
•       •       •

4633 clicks; posted to Main » on 04 Oct 2012 at 3:31 AM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



Voting Results (Smartest)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


Archived thread
2012-10-04 09:54:24 AM  
1 votes:
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 08:49:34 AM  
1 votes:

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 07:51:46 AM  
1 votes:

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 07:32:37 AM  
1 votes:

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 06:38:25 AM  
1 votes:

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.
 
Displayed 5 of 5 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter





In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report