Brief Radio Interruptions Possible

sun, radio, antenna

Solar Outages occur twice per year, Spring and Fall. Photo Credit: John McDaniel

Twice a year, satellite and radio communications are vulnerable due to sun interference.

This Spring, these interruptions are possible from February 28th to March 4th at about 10:40 AM.

You may notice NWPB’s signal sounding fuzzy or glitchy, or it may go silent altogether. These solar outages, as they are called, can last as long as six minutes.

This is normal – and you don’t need to do anything. After a few minutes the signal will clear up by itself.

This can affect our terrestrial signals and online streams. You can find out more about solar outages here.

If you have any questions, please email: [email protected].