SUN SPOTS (OUTAGES) AFFECT CABLE TV SERVICE

Just as a thunderstorm creates magnetic disturbances in the form of lightning, the sun also creates a magnetic disturbance while expending energy in the form of storms, called solar flares, more commonly called Sun Spots. When the sun passes directly behind a satellite, the channels distributed by the satellite would be effected by sun spot activity. This activity occurs for about 2-3 weeks every fall (late September through mid October) and spring. When you experience a sun outage on a particular channel, that channel is being affected all over the county. What you may experience on a channel is a fuzzy signal, sparkles, or total loss of the channel. This… Read More

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