P.O. Box 38 Windom, MN 56101

Cable TV: Sun Outage Notice 2022

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Sun Outage Notice 2022

Twice each year, in the spring and fall, the sun is positioned directly in line with Windomnet’s satellite dishes that are used to receive Cable TV programming. This positioning causes programming interruptions as the sun’s energy overpowers some of the signals transmitted by the satellites.

How does this affect you?

If you have Windomnet’s Cable TV services, you may notice that certain TV channels will “black out” or freeze for several minutes.

When will this happen?

Windomnet will possibly have issues with the satellites from which we receive our content during February/March and September/October equinoxes 11:00 am to 6:00 pm each day. Other receivers that are fed from different satellites could see issues earlier or later in the day depending on the satellite’s orbital position.

Over the next several weeks, if you notice that your Cable TV programming does not show normally for 10-15 minutes during the afternoon it could be a sun outage. If normal programming does not resume after 20-30 minutes, please give us a call at 507-832-8000.