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We are experiencing a “Sun Transit Pop. "

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posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 06:23 PM
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Been having problem with our Sat. communication at our mine last
few day Here what our IT Guy said this time

From: xxxxxxxx,xxxxxxxx
Sent: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 3:54 PM
To: all xxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Satellite Issues

Hello,
We have been experiencing brief satelliteoutages over the last
couple of days. Telesat has been contacted toinquire about the
outages and they are suggesting we are experiencing a “SunTransit
pop.” (I couldn’t make this up if I tried) They areexpecting the
issues to continue over the next couple of days so we can
expectfurther brief outages. The outages have typically been
happening in theafternoon and last a couple of minutes.

Regards,
xxxxxxx,xxxxxx
IT Tech

Ok so what are “SunTransit pop.”

Now last week we lost all communication
Here what our IT Guy said last week

From: xxxxxx,xxxxxx
Sent: Thursday, October 06, 2011 4:04 PM
To: xxxxxxxx - All
Subject: Satellite New Update

Hello,

I managed to get a mobile device connected to theInternet for
testing. Here is a press release about the situation going onat
Telesat.
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By Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press

MONTREAL - Telesat is working to restore service tocustomers
across Canada and the United States after its Anik F2
satelliteexperienced a "technical anomaly" early Thursday.

The Ottawa-based owner and operator of one of the largestand most
powerful telecommunications satellites orbiting the Earth said it
isin control of the device.

"All indications are that it is healthy and can be returnedto
service," spokesman John Flaherty said in a news release.

"Telesat is now undertaking to return the satellite tonormal
operations and is working with its customers on Anik F2 to
restoretraffic in an orderly manner and minimize the impact to
their networks."

The satellite supports a variety of services including voiceand
data for Internet, broadcaster and business customers in both
countries.

The disruption or "loss of earth lock" affectedservices for
customers including Shaw Direct TV, The Canadian Press newsagency,
companies that use C-band, Ku-band and Ka-band services and
remotecommunities in the Far North.

Telesat didn't provide details of what caused the satelliteto shut
down and turn away from the Earth as a safety precaution.
Novanet Communications, which provides customers thesatellite
signal from Telesat, says the process of restoring service is
similarto what needs to be done after the breaker in a home shuts
off.

"Once the earth lock has been established it's a matterof slowly
turning on all the transponders one at a time," said
Novanetofficial who didn't want to be identified.
He said the process could take hours.

Telecom analyst Carmi Levy said such satellite disruptionscan be
significant because they affect voice, Internet, television and
telecomservices.

"It's a very rare type of failure for a satellite tosimply go off
line in an unplanned fashion," he said from London, Ont.,where his
phone service was affected.

"There's enough redundancy built into these birds, thatfor example
if a circuit fails there's usually a number of other circuits
thatcan take over for it."

Even banking ATM machines that rely on satellite service canbe
affected, although there have been no reports of widespread
outages, Levyadded.

Remote native communities that rely on satellite servicealong with
mining and resource companies likely faced disruptions.

Telesat has a fleet of 12 satellites, with three more
underconstruction, and manages the operations of additional
satellites for thirdparties.


xxxxxxxx,xxxxxx
IT Tech

So my question is what are we not being toll
no new CME or flare

Ho and don't look for it on google mape either
been working here for 6 year and it still does not show anything.
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posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 06:28 PM
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What they're referring to is the predicable, seasonal phenomenon of the satellite you're trying to receive being in the same direction as the sun.
The signal from the sun overpowers your dish electronics.

As described here...
geosats

Telesat have a calculator, so you can determine for yourself the worst dates for getting reception.
telesat


Edit - the Anik F2 satellite thing you've pasted has nothing to do with your problem.

edit on 12-10-2011 by alfa1 because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 06:30 PM
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Not agreeing or disagreeing, but not even Mr. Google knows what a "Sun transit pop" is. Couldn't find any reference anywhere. And as to the article, I t said there is/was an issue with Shaw satellite service in canada, that is who I am with and have had zero problems at all. If you get any other info about this issue let us know as I know im interested to hear more.



posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 06:33 PM
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Many satellite companies will turn their satellites for a lower impact probability profile during annual meteor showers like the Draconids we just had.
The could be experiencing problems with getting the satellite back to it's normal orientation now that the Draconids have passed.

The sun transit pop thing could just be technobabble to get people to shut up, though sunspot activity can have a genuine effect on satellites and telecommunications.



posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 06:33 PM
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I work for a cable company and twice a year we experience these sun outages. They usually last 3 days. The most recent started October 2 and should have lasted until the 5th. We received a notice at work that the current outage will last until October 16th. This was the 3rd extension that we have received with this one. My understanding of a sun outage is that the sun is somehow blocking the satellite signal. I don't believe that it's been extended before. I did ask a tech about it and he stated that it has to do with where the satellites are placed during this time. He said it doesn't affect all satellites just the ones that are in the line of sight of the sun. I don't believe this is anything to worry about. Just more satellites being affected than earlier years.
edit on 12-10-2011 by shadwgirl because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 06:39 PM
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stereo.ssl.berkeley.edu...

Watch the video...lots of pops and interference , never seen it before but could be related.



posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 06:41 PM
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Originally posted by alfa1
What they're referring to is the predicable, seasonal phenomenon of the satellite you're trying to receive being in the same direction as the sun.
The signal from the sun overpowers your dish electronics.

As described here...
geosats

Telesat have a calculator, so you can determine for yourself the worst dates for getting reception.
telesat


Edit - the Anik F2 satellite thing you've pasted has nothing to do with your problem.

edit on 12-10-2011 by alfa1 because: (no reason given)


Ok sound possible will wait for next few day's to see what happen
Sure hope your right



posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 06:49 PM
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Originally posted by shadwgirl
I work for a cable company and twice a year we experience these sun outages. They usually last 3 days. The most recent started October 2 and should have lasted until the 5th. We received a notice at work that the current outage will last until October 16th. This was the 3rd extension that we have received with this one. My understanding of a sun outage is that the sun is somehow blocking the satellite signal. I don't believe that it's been extended before. I did ask a tech about it and he stated that it has to do with where the satellites are placed during this time. He said it doesn't affect all satellites just the ones that are in the line of sight of the sun. I don't believe this is anything to worry about. Just more satellites being affected than earlier years.
edit on 12-10-2011 by shadwgirl because: (no reason given)


Ok so why the 3rd extension

any more extension coming

starting to think there more to this than meet the EYE



posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 06:52 PM
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Originally posted by shadwgirl
I work for a cable company and twice a year we experience these sun outages. They usually last 3 days. The most recent started October 2 and should have lasted until the 5th. We received a notice at work that the current outage will last until October 16th. This was the 3rd extension that we have received with this one. My understanding of a sun outage is that the sun is somehow blocking the satellite signal. I don't believe that it's been extended before. I did ask a tech about it and he stated that it has to do with where the satellites are placed during this time. He said it doesn't affect all satellites just the ones that are in the line of sight of the sun. I don't believe this is anything to worry about. Just more satellites being affected than earlier years.
edit on 12-10-2011 by shadwgirl because: (no reason given)


Formally working for a Telco also i can confirm this, there can be a 3-5 day period in certain areas of Australia (i wont bore you all to tears with the details).

However "sunpop" just reminds me of the BOFH's Excuse-A-Day Calendar, call it what we did "I'm sorry your sat internet isnt working, if you have access to a phone line you can use your Sat account to dial into our system and use your internet that way".



posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 06:59 PM
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I wouldn't know about the extentions untill I get the email about it. I just work in a call center. Sorry. I think maybe there are more satellites now so there are more to be affected. Just my theory. However, since this ats I will state that maybe the solar flares might be affecting them. These sun outages have a few affects on your tv. It can cause tiling(squares on the pictures), white dots, sparkling on the picture, or a loss of channel for a few minutes. I believe this can only happen in the daytime for minutes at a time but I could be wrong about this.



posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 07:02 PM
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digital tv messed up here in scotland too lol



posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 07:21 PM
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Maybe RIM Blackbarry phone system is having the same problem
should be only a two to 3 day thing

We are on a 3rd extention now what up



posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 07:30 PM
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Originally posted by MrBlueSky
digital tv messed up here in scotland too lol


Can you check to see if it messe up your TV at the same time the sun
is line up with your dish

Also can everbody else do the same if it affect you

We need to know if it sun related or is it random


ok here
www.youtube.com...
edit on 12-10-2011 by Trillium because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 07:35 PM
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Not all stations use the same dish at the same time. A sun outage affects a few channels at a time. Local stations aren't affected in my area because those are still analog channels. The greater the technology , the more that can go wrong.



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