Posted on October 8, 2018 - (5 years ago)

There was a network connection issue that prevented network cues from passing on to our

Satellite group, preventing the first local break of Party Playhouse and the first two breaks

of NWAC to fire.

We apologize for any inconvenience this caused.


Posted on September 18, 2018 - (5 years ago)

Had major failure of the computer that switches network programming both audio and cues, had Orbital switch to

Backup programming while troubleshooting the problem. The first hour of both NWAC and Party Playhouse were affected.

Subsequent hours were covered by backup programming. Was able to get the computer working again and has been stable

for some time now.We regret any inconvenience caused by this.




Posted on September 17, 2018 - (5 years ago)

Solar outage season is fast approaching (in October) and our friends over at Satcom Resources

have released a new solar outage calculator to help assist you in determining when this will affect you.


The solar calculator can be found here: Outage Calculator


Some helpful tips about the tool:


  1. Enter the satellite location degrees, rather than selecting from the dropdown.  The locations are:
  2. XDS C-band – SES-11:  105 degrees
  3. XDS KU Band – SES-3: 103 Degrees
  4. SES-3 SCPC Channels: 103 Degrees
  5. IP Over Satellite – Echostar 9: 121 Degrees
  6. SES-2: 87 degrees
  7. Ensure you select Fall as the season
  8. Enter 2018 as the year
  9. For your antenna location, just chose a location that is close to your city/state.  Calculations may be off by a few seconds for start or end times

Thanks to Nate from Orbital on this information.


Posted on September 17, 2018 - (5 years ago)

On Saturday September 15th, there was an internet interruption that resulted in the show missing some cues, one of which

was the first local break in the first hour of the show. The internet situation was corrected and no further incidents were reported.

We apologize for any issues this caused.