Bad weather at uplink


#1

We were alerted by the teleport that extremely bad weather at the uplink is causing a significant loss of signal strength. They expect it to last another 2-3 hours.

Its is doubtful anyone will get a lock during this.


#2

Saw my poor little dreamcatcher had “nothing to do” most of the day. Looks like a news pack is now be received

Update… the news pack is dated 2018-8-11… so an old file… just old stuff arriving


#3

I havent’ gotten any new content since a buncha weather data at 12:30 am PDT.
But my signal strength is good and it shows packet downlink… so… ???


#4

@Abhishek
Must be something wrong at HQ… My news feeds are all from 8-11 or earlier also… My Rssi, SNR, etc. are all in the good areas… Valid packets down to 87%, however…

Incidentally, the weather at the uplink didn’t seem to affect the signals, excepting for the carousel seems to not be getting new news feeds… Weather is up to date…


#5

Received signal is much higher today (8/14/2018) then I have ever seen it. Maybe the propagation… but I’d say the SES-2 is better power focused.


#6

@Abhishek
@ac8dg
@kenbarbi
@zoltan
Salt Lake City, UT, Dreamcatcher v.3.02Q with aluminum 8 x 4 x 2 cone: Since the alert from @Abhishek (Bad weather at uplink) and as of this morning (11:40 AM EDT) I have seen about a 3 dB improvement in SNR, (now at -7.5 vice -10.5 to -11) valid packets are back at 100%. It appears to now be receiving news dated 8-14 and all other functions running normally.


#7

The way I see it there was no data on the uplink until this morning. The link quality as I see it from my “tuner” app on skylark was fine all along. Anyhow I guess, all’s well that ends well.


#8

Getting good data again.

2018-08-14%2016_54_56-Window

New news coming thru in Annapolis, D. Ken