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Falklands: April sun outages with disruption to satellite reception

Friday, April 6th 2018 - 09:27 UTC
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A sun outage is an interruption in satellite signals caused by interference from solar radiation A sun outage is an interruption in satellite signals caused by interference from solar radiation

The Falkland Islands have been advised by British Forces Broadcasting Services, that during April a series of sun outages which will cause disruption to satellite dish reception across the Falklands.

A sun outage is an interruption in satellite signals caused by interference from solar radiation, this occurs when the sun is in direct line with a communication satellite and the radiation from the sun overwhelms the satellite signal.

During sun outages you will experience interference with television and radios services. This will be for a limited time, following which normal services will resume, so it is important not to retune set top boxes or televisions. Sun outages do not affect internet or phone services.

The estimated times for the upcoming sun outages are as follows; please note these timings are approximate and based on Stanley, so will alter slightly across the Islands:

 

  • Thursday 5 April:  2.32pm - 2.43pm
  • Friday 6 April:  2.30pm - 2.43pm
  • Saturday 7 April:  2.30pm - 2.44pm
  • Sunday 8 April:  2.29pm - 2.44pm
  • Monday 9 April:  2.29pm - 2.43pm
  • Tuesday 10 April:  2.29pm - 2.43pm
  • Wednesday 11 April:  2.30pm - 2.41pm
  • Thursday 12 April:  2.31pm - 2.40pm
  • Friday 13 April:  2.34pm - 2.36pm
     

Categories: Falkland Islands.

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  • DemonTree

    @MK
    “The rhetoric that the links between the islands and the mainland started in 1971 lead to the 1982 war is without any ground.”

    I never heard that one before. But I have seen people argue that commercial links would give too much power to the Argentine government and I don't see anything absurd about it. Money talks and it would be trivial to get a monopoly in such a small place. CFK did her best to attack them economically, so we know your government and people are perfectly willing to do it.

    Besides, would you change your nationality for better broadband and cheaper tomatoes?

    @Voice
    Dial-up! How ever do they survive it?

    Apr 06th, 2018 - 10:12 pm +2
  • golfcronie

    Now there is organisation for you and coming from the BFBS ( military )

    Apr 06th, 2018 - 10:05 am +1
  • Voice

    Marcelo Kohen

    The curse of all remote locations...
    I have BT's superfast fibre optic broadband...
    ...and two miles down the road I don't even have a mobile signal...
    Could be worse...2.1 million Yanks still have dial-up...

    Apr 06th, 2018 - 06:50 pm +1
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