Friday, March 1, 2013

Solar Outages May Affect VPR Reception

Courtesy NASA Goddard Photo And Video
You may hear occasional outages on VPR over the next several days. That's due to the 2013 spring solar outage season.

A solar or sun transit outage is an electromagnetic phenomenon wherein a station is temporarily unable to receive a satellite signal due to interference from the sun as it passes behind the satellite.

Solar outages occur on a predictable schedule and affect stations in the U.S. for about five consecutive days, for as much as six minutes a day, twice each year. In Vermont, they are expected to effect us March 2-5 around 2 p.m. each day.

Thanks for your patience!

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