Re: [ldm-users] Yes, CME's do affect satellite reception

Funny, my EMF immune fiber connected internet data reception didn't suffer a 
bit.  They have this thing called IDD as a way to get your data now. Pretty 
nifty, you should try it sometime.  :-)

Did I mention that we tossed our circa 1992 Ku band dish from Alden (remember 
them anyone?) off the roof last week?  (We wanted to use its mounting bracket 
for an experimental little wind turbine)




----- Original Message -----
From: Gilbert Sebenste [mailto:sebenste@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 12:14 AM
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Cc: noaaport@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <noaaport@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [ldm-users] Yes, CME's do affect satellite reception

By now, many of you have seen that Aurora Borealis (aka, the "Northern 
Lights" were seen throughout much of the U.S. in an incredibly short time 
frame this evening...peaking for only 15 minutes or so, but seen for a few 
hours faintly before and after the "main event".

As it turns out, this did affect NOAAPort reception. For me, not 
significantly, as the carrier:noise ratio remained well above 9,
which is when I start losing data. But still, you could easily see when 
this event was peaking. Time-sensitive link that resets at 0Z Wednesday:

http://noaaport.admin.niu.edu:8025/

Looks like they also raised the power a tad shortly thereafter!

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