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

I'm just giving you a hard time.  

Several years ago, I'd be worried about the fiber too, but in the past couple 
years, (knock on wood) our campus at least, has gotten sufficient redundancy 
built into its connections with the world to stay online during backhoe mishaps 
 (including the one last year that took out over 800 voice pairs of copper ... 
"Hmmm... that big ol' tree root just won't cut despite hacking away at it for 
several minutes".  )  It's not to say that outages never happen, but problems 
at NOAA's end (or with the LDM server itself) are much more frequent 
occurrences.  And, of course, most all of the data that's not produced right at 
the satellite uplink site travels there via fiber. 

But you do what you need to to work around problems at your site. 


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> Subject: Re: [ldm-users] Yes, CME's do affect satellite reception
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> On Tue, 25 Oct 2011, Jared P Bostic wrote:
> 
> > David,
> >
> > We've found that fiber IS susceptible to a type of interference -
> > something called "backhoe fade" :-)
> 
> L-O-L! Oh, yes...been there, done that! And, "Forget to renew Cisco router
> license for days" and other "there was fiber in there?"
> fade. If I didn't have my dish and receiver, I would have gotten burned in 4
> major weather events over the last several years.
> 
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