Spring 2011 Sun Interference Starts in February

Akron, OH – February 21, 2011 2011 It’s just about that time of year again when the sun is tanning the backside of the satellites and everyone experiences a short solar outage. Called sun interference or sun fade, this occurs when the sun aligns with the satellite and the receive satellite antenna, and the sun’s radiation simply overpowers all other signals.

The sun outages for our teleports in Akron, OH, and Lake Geneva, WI, will occur between March 2nd and March 7th, as shown here:

SATELLITE CITY DIAMETER DATE TIME (GMT) DURATION
G28 AKRON OH 6.3 m 3/2/2011 6:09 PM 5 min
G28 AKRON OH 6.3 m 3/3/2011 6:08 PM 7 min
G28 AKRON OH 6.3 m 3/4/2011 6:07 PM 8 min
G28 AKRON OH 6.3 m 3/4/2011 6:07 PM 7 min
G28 AKRON OH 6.3 m 3/6/2011 6:08 PM 5 min
T11N AKRON OH 6.3 m 3/3/2011 2:19 PM 6 min
T11N AKRON OH 6.3 m 3/4/2011 2:18 PM 8 min
T11N AKRON OH 6.3 m 3/5/2011 2:17 PM 8 min
T11N AKRON OH 6.3 m 3/6/2011 2:18 PM 7 min
T11N AKRON OH 6.3 m 3/7/2011 2:19 PM 3 min
T14 LAKE GENEVA, WI 6.3 m 3/2/2011 4:09 PM 5 min
T14 LAKE GENEVA, WI 6.3 m 3/3/2011 4:08 PM 7 min
T14 LAKE GENEVA, WI 6.3 m 3/4/2011 4:07 PM 8 min
T14 LAKE GENEVA, WI 6.3 m 3/5/2011 4:08 PM 7 min
T14 LAKE GENEVA, WI 6.3 m 3/6/2011 4:09 PM 5 min

You will not only experience our teleport sun fade – you’ll also experience the outages that occur at your location. To determine how many minutes of which days those will occur, use the following links. For G28:

http://www.intelsat.com/webapps/SunInterference/PublicSunInterference.aspx

And for T11N and T14: http://www.telesat.com/tools-resources/sun-transit-calculator

If you’re in Northern Canada or Southeastern Alaska, you may experience sun fade as early as Saturday, February 26th. Customers in Panama or the Caribbean may experience sun fade as late as Sunday, March 20th.

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