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    Default VAST Loss of Signal

    I don't watch TV via vast very often as it's for me caravan. It lost signal for the last 10-15minutes. No sure if this is a regular thing during heavy rain.

    My outlook atm to the north is clear, however we have a huge storm coming 20km to the west. Looking at the radar Sydney has just had a huge storm go through. Would the dropout be due to the storm in Sydney affecting the uplinks?
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    Storms hit, signals gone again.

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    Rain-fade/signal loss will affect smaller receiving dishes mostly, but yes, very heavy rain/storms can and do affect uplinks from time to time.

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    Normal for rain fade at your end & the uplink during big storms.
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    Thanks guys.

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    My wife was watching VAST W.A. today and lost all signals for about thirty minutes around 1.30p.m. West Aussie Time.

    It was a pain in the neck for her and we never had any bad weather either just a loss of transmission!

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    Quote Originally Posted by David071 View Post
    My wife was watching VAST W.A. today and lost all signals for about thirty minutes around 1.30p.m. West Aussie Time.

    It was a pain in the neck for her and we never had any bad weather either just a loss of transmission!
    See above.... heavy storms in Sydney affecting the uplink.

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    BOM Radar around the time the uplinks were having trouble.


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    I'm guessing this is the uplink locations in Sydney.

    2 Ultimo
    SBC Artamon
    10 Pyrmont
    9 Willoughby
    7 Eveleigh

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmatten View Post
    I'm guessing this is the uplink locations in Sydney.

    2 Ultimo
    SBC Artamon
    10 Pyrmont
    9 Willoughby
    7 Eveleigh
    Nope... all the uplink (and satellite control) is located at the Optus Satellite Earth Station in Belrose.

    All of the Optus satellites are controlled from there.

    This website may interest you (and others).


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    Although it's a little off topic, there is an aerial view of the Optus Belrose facility, as well as others, at .

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    Quote Originally Posted by tristen View Post
    Although it's a little off topic, there is an aerial view of the Optus Belrose facility, as well as others, at .
    Look at all those yummy dishes!

    If only I had a bigger ute..........

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