Sunspots can cause disruption in cable signals

Sun outages take place every year during Spring and Fall when the sun passes behind a satellite. This is happening in Horry County through March.

During these mini-eclipses, energy from the sun is captured by your earth station causing degradation in the signal.  You may experience anything from slight signal degradation to complete signal loss.

The outages during this cycle will be gradual and slight on the first and last days of the cycle, reaching a peak during mid-cycle when the sun is located directly behind the satellite.

HTC customers can expect the most extreme outages between 1:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. The outage will typically only last about 10 minutes on each channel that is affected.

We apologize for this inconvenience.

2 thoughts on “Sunspots can cause disruption in cable signals

  1. In regards to the above message why is it only the HD channels,and it’s mostly HGTV,Food Channel,Weather Channel,I never seen it happen on QVC,when it happens I can go to 26-36-62 and it’s ok.

    1. The channels affected depend on where the network’s equipment is during the mini eclipse. While those channels might be on a network that is affected by the sun spots on the earth, another network might have their reception station at another location not affected. We know it’s frustrating and apologize for the inconvenience.

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