People of Northwest Public Radio
Mon October 7, 2013
Fall Solar Outages May Affect Radio Signals
Solar outage time is here again. Twice a year, the sun moves into a position directly into the line of sight between an earth station and a satellite. When this happens, for a few minutes each day solar radiation may distort satellite signals, You may hear your radio signal becoming fuzzy, you might hear static, or the signal possibly becomes silent. This spring, the interruptions are most likely between October 7 and 11, at about 11:22 AM each day.
You won’t have to do anything. Just wait a few minutes and your signal will be back to normal.