Sun causing satellite tv reception problems

dardruba

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One diseqc to PC and Sky Star 2, and a diseqc to
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Fylde Coast in West Lancs
Scrolling thru early morning Euro News Channels today I saw the brief ending of a report.
It showed a diagram of the Sun beamed to a Satellite and a Cone from there to the Earth.

Could this be a warning? Is it possible that my sat reception can be lost when the sun is
directly in line with my satellite?
 

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Interruptions to Satellite TV (etc.) due to the Sun's locus in relation to the Earth already occur and are a well-documented and freely observed phenomenon.

Outages/other transient effects are usually short lived, lasting for a few minutes for a few days each year for any given user location/Satellite position combo.
 

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Could it have been on NHK World? They show regular warnings about sun outages around the equinoxes
 

dardruba

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One diseqc to PC and Sky Star 2, and a diseqc to
Humax Foxsat HDR
My Location
Fylde Coast in West Lancs
Thanks guys.
Looks like I dont need to worry! I'd not come accross this phenomena before.
It may have been NHK World.
 
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