[time-nuts] Satellite TV messed up, how is GPS time

W4wj at aol.com W4wj at aol.com
Fri Nov 4 18:21:39 EDT 2016

The rise in the noise floor on Ku was not sufficient to cause
programming outage.
When I was running the satellite receive system in Miami,
we never had problems with Ku downlinks during the twice
yearly sun outage.
My customers in the news department got very upset when their
C-Band feeds went into the dumper.
They didn't understand why some of the satellite feeds (Ku),
including DirecTV and Dish, were not affected.

In a message dated 11/4/2016 5:04:53 P.M. Central Daylight Time,  
petervince1952 at gmail.com writes:

Sorry Don, I beg to differ.  The effects are often not  noticeable in these 
days of digital television, but the noise-floor can  definitely be seen to 
rise dramatically on a spectrum analyser.  

Regards  (ex BBC TV, London)

On 4 November 2016 at 21:51, Don Murray via time-nuts  <time-nuts at febo.com> 

DirecTV  and DishNetwork are on Ku-Band platforms.
Ku-Band is not affected by sun  outage.


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