[time-nuts] Sun Outage

Mike Feher mfeher at eozinc.com
Thu Oct 9 14:04:35 EDT 2014

Bob -

I do not believe it has any effect. The DirecTV satellites are geostationary at about 22K miles. I used to experience the same phenomenon in the late 70's with my TVRO receiver at C band. GPS has some 36 or so satellites in a Medium Earth Orbit (MEO). Blockage, if it can even occur due to the nature of the receiving antenna, of a single one for a few minutes will have no discernible effect in my opinion. 73 - Mike 

Mike B. Feher, EOZ Inc.
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Howell, NJ, 07731
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-----Original Message-----
From: time-nuts [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On Behalf Of Bob Stewart
Sent: Thursday, October 09, 2014 1:40 PM
To: Time Nuts
Subject: [time-nuts] Sun Outage

Two days this week, there was a 3 or 4 minute outage on DirecTV as the sun aligned with the satellite and my dish.  So I was wondering what kind of effect this has on the GPS system and especially timing receivers.

Bob - AE6RV
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