03/01/17 Solar Conjunction

Solar Conjunction

It’s that time again! This week, we will be seeing outages due to the Solar Conjunction for approximately 8 to 10 minutes at a time throughout the day on certain channels.
Solar Conjunction occurs when solar radiation overwhelms a satellite signal. Communication with any spacecraft in Solar Conjunction will be severely limited due to the sun’s interference on radio transmissions from the spacecraft.
Just sit tight though, the interruptions don’t last long! This Solar Conjunction episode should last roughly one week.
You can read more about Solar Conjunction or “Sun Outages” online at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_outage


Corn Belt Telephone is a local telecommunications provider for Wall Lake, Lake View, Carnarvon, Auburn and Sac City, Iowa. Founded in 1961, our services have extended throughout the years to include, local and long distance telephone services, cable television, high speed internet, and local advertising. (not all services are available in all areas) In addition to our now Certified Gig-Capable Fiber Optic Network in Wall Lake and Carnarvon, Iowa, we also operate an extensive Fiber Optic System in Lake View, Iowa, as well as deploy Wireless 3.65 Internet from several towers around the Sac, Western Calhoun and Northern Carroll County areas.