Solar Outage Affecting South Carolina Public Radio Programming March 4 – 9

Mar 4, 2017

  Please be advised that the 2017 spring solar outage season will affect South Carolina Public Radio March  4 – 9 at approximately 1:57 p.m. each day.  This will result in a temporary loss of our program signal from satellite sources such as NPR. During this period some programming has been adjusted to prevent any audio interruptions. A solar or sun transit outage is an electromagnetic phenomenon wherein a station down link is temporarily unable to receive a satellite signal due to interference from the sun as it passes behind the satellite. Solar outages occur on a predictable schedule throughout the country and affect down links in the U.S. on consecutive days, as much as 12 minutes a day, twice each year (also October).