People of Northwest Public Radio
Wed February 27, 2013
Spring 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 maybe hear your radio signal becoming fuzzy, you might hear static, or the signal possibly become silent. This spring, the interruptions are most likely between February 28 and March 4, at about 10:38 AM each day.
You won’t have to do anything. Just wait a few minutes and your signal will be back to normal.