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Activity ID: 2874

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UA Network - Remote Sites, Satellite Sun Outages  


UA Network for Remote Sites with satellite connections:
Dillingham, Bethel, Nome, Kotzebue, Ft. Yukon and Barrow

Status 1

Activity / Outage 

Start day

Saturday, 10-6-2012 Time: 12:00 pm 

Recovery day

Friday, 10-19-2012 Time: 01:00 pm 


12:43 -13:02. 19 minutes per day.


AT&T satellite facilities will be experiencing sun related service degradations as a result of the alignment of the sun with our telecommunications satellite and ground stations.
Sun outages occur for a few days semi-annually when our satellite passes directly between the antenna on earth and the sun.  Radio frequency noise from the sun is stronger than the desired signal from the satellite, resulting in a brief service interruption.


MLEC 648586 Dillingham
MLEC 646559 Bethel
MLEC 795721 Nome
MLEC 800119 Kotzebue
MLEC 929651 Barrow
MLEC 971686 Ft Yukon


The most likely time for these interruptions will be between 12:43 AK and 13:02 AKDT. Different areas will be affected on different dates and times during this period.

Affected customers

Anyone using the network at UA Remote Sites in Dillingham, Bethel, Nome, Kotzebue, Ft. Yukon and Barrow.

Please note

Customers may experience fading or interruptions during these sun outages.

Authorized by

Jarkko Toivanen OIT Network Operations 

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