[time-nuts] Sun Outage

Chuck Forsberg WA7KGX caf at omen.com
Thu Oct 9 15:52:18 EDT 2014

Standard GPS receiving antennas have a large beam width in order to cover
most of the sky.  Even in the Oregon Rainforest the sun is in view most of
the day.

Some satellite transponders have more power and are less prone to 
as they pass in front of the sun.

Typical home TVROs have a number of feedhorns to receive more than one 
Different satellites will be affected at different times.

On 10/09/2014 10:40 AM, Bob Stewart wrote:
> 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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