[time-nuts] Sun Outage

paul swed paulswedb at gmail.com
Thu Oct 9 14:23:33 EDT 2014


Exactly geosyncs have sun outages as the sun aligns with the sat and your
dish.
GPS because the sats are distributed do not suffer from the effect.
Regards
Paul
WB8TSL

On Thu, Oct 9, 2014 at 2:04 PM, Mike Feher <mfeher at eozinc.com> wrote:

> Bob -
>
> I do not believe it has any effect. The DirecTV satellites are
> geostationary at about 22K miles. I used to experience the same phenomenon
> in the late 70's with my TVRO receiver at C band. GPS has some 36 or so
> satellites in a Medium Earth Orbit (MEO). Blockage, if it can even occur
> due to the nature of the receiving antenna, of a single one for a few
> minutes will have no discernible effect in my opinion. 73 - Mike
>
> Mike B. Feher, EOZ Inc.
> 89 Arnold Blvd.
> Howell, NJ, 07731
> 732-886-5960 office
> 908-902-3831 cell
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: time-nuts [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On Behalf Of Bob
> Stewart
> Sent: Thursday, October 09, 2014 1:40 PM
> To: Time Nuts
> Subject: [time-nuts] Sun Outage
>
> Two days this week, there was a 3 or 4 minute outage on DirecTV as the sun
> aligned with the satellite and my dish.  So I was wondering what kind of
> effect this has on the GPS system and especially timing receivers.
>
>
> Bob - AE6RV
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