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Posted: 8/23/2005 8:25:08 PM EDT
I run a cable system and last night our satellite stations all went to hell.

Lots of dropouts, pixelating, dropped audio....most of the dishes...lots of interruption.

It's still acting up tonight, though not as bad....other cable systems in the area are reporting the same thing.

Anybody else having problems with communications equipment?



Here is movie....www.nasa.gov/mpeg/125929main_current_eit_195small.mpeg

Link Posted: 8/23/2005 8:26:27 PM EDT
yeah, internet has been spotty
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 8:28:35 PM EDT
when did nasa announce there would be problems? I've seen it before but this time I didn't here anything about it till now.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 8:29:24 PM EDT
Happens every year...
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 8:31:22 PM EDT
I don't know if they have...but it sure is causing problems with us.

I could see 1 LNB on a dish acting up....but all the LNB's on 3 or 4 dishes...something is definately going on.

I also talked to other cable systems today, and they were reporting weird problems as well.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 8:32:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:
Happens every year...

Yeah, satellite eclipse happens every spring and fall, but this is just out of the blue....and is happening at night....so it isn't the sun eclipsing the satellites.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 8:35:22 PM EDT
yeah only its been going on for some time. The reciever downstairs doesnt recieve the signal almost at all while the reciever upstairs works fine, the both get their signal from the same dish. I've checked the connections and they're fine. I called the sat company and they said to turn up the signal meter but i have no clue where its at and the lady on the phone didnt help much since i could barely understand her accent
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 8:48:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/23/2005 8:50:48 PM EDT by Cableman]
Real time pics...damn.

Link Posted: 8/23/2005 9:31:38 PM EDT
Those uncomfortable hotspots have always been a problem with nuclear fusion !
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 10:43:30 PM EDT
I was listening to the radio Monday night, and at about 8:30 PM PST about 90% of the AM stations went dead. FM was fine, but I lost almost everything on the AM radio for about 15 minutes.

Link Posted: 8/23/2005 10:46:03 PM EDT
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