Engineering Updates

    Bi-annual "sun-transit" broadcast signal interruptions in the CHON-FM satellite broadcast systems

    We are experiencing again the bi-annual satellite "sun-transit" audio signal interruptions in the month of October.

    This means that the sun will actually travel behind our main Telesat Canada satellite we are relying on for our broadcast signal distribution.

    Since the sun is the biggest "transmitter" in our solar system, the sun's radiation overwhelms the actual proper signal you would receive in our broadcast range and this will then cause a temporary audio signal loss in our communities for several minutes just before the noon hour.

    There will be signal outages from February 21 - March 5 between, approx. 12:10pm and 12:30pm on the CHON-FM network.

    Date            

    Peak Transit   

    Transit Start   

    Transit End   

    Transit Duration(min)

     

    2021/02/22 19:14:10 19:11:49 19:16:33 4.7  
    2021/02/23 19:14:01 19:08:56 19:19:09 10.2  
    2021/02/24 19:13:52 19:07:23 19:20:24 13.0  
    2021/02/25 19:13:43 19:06:22 19:21:05 14.7  
    2021/02/26 19:13:32 19:05:43 19:21:23 15.7  
    2021/02/27 19:13:22 19:05:23 19:21:22 16.0  
    2021/02/28 19:13:10 19:05:19 19:21:03 15.7  
    2021/03/01 19:12:59 19:05:33 19:20:25 14.9  
    2021/03/02 19:12:46 19:06:10 19:19:23 13.2  
    2021/03/03 19:12:34 19:07:20 19:17:48 10.5  
    2021/03/04 19:12:20 19:09:50 19:14:51 5.0  

    Then again, in the fall of 2021, October 9 - October 17 - again, all depending where your community is located North of 60. 

    Thank you for your patience and ongoing support.

    engineering@chonfm.com

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