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Feb
28
Sun Outages Spring 2021
Posted by Todd Sontag on 28 February 2021 06:37 PM

Sun Outages

Each Spring and Fall there is a phenomenon called "solar transit outages" or commonly known as “sun outages” for a period of approximately two weeks.  During these sun outages, the sun causes solar interference to all geostationary satellite signals typically during the months of February/March and September/October which can last as long as 15 minutes a day over a period of 15 days. The effects of a sun outage vary in degree from minimal to total outage throughout the 15 day period. Once it reaches its peak, the interference will gradually decrease becoming less noticeable each day.

Unfortunately, there is technically nothing we can do to prevent sun outages from occurring.  Each satellite service that we receive signals from will experience this interference at predictable times.

Americable receives programming from a variety of Satellites both in Los Angeles and Yokosuka so although the outage window may be several hours the actual outage time any individual channel should not exceed 15-20 minutes.

Local Channels affected: (Satellite channels that are received locally in Japan and broadcast Live) Predicted sun outage:  3/5/2021 – 3/08/2021 from 09:50- 16:31

All AFN channels, Cartoon Network, Animal Planet, Fox Network Japan, CNNj, HNN, EWTN, BBC World, Fox Business Network, National Geographic, The Golf Channel, Fox Crime, AXN, TFC, GMA, GMA Life

Time Delayed: (Satellite channels that are received in the U.S. and sent to Japan where they are time shifted to match playback times in the U.S.) Predicted sun outage:  3/5/2021 – 3/09/2021 from 12:20-16:20

Freeform, PBS, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., TV Land, Discovery, Travel Channel, TLC, Food Network, HGTV, A&E, FX Network, Lifetime, Lifetime Movie Network, Fox Movie Channel, Paramount, Comedy Central, History, CMT, MTV, MTV 2, VH1, BET, Univision, Galavision, History International, Military History, Discovery Military, Discovery Science, Outdoor, Crime & Investigation, Cooking Channel, OWN ~ Oprah Network, Discovery Family, fyi, Hallmark, Hallmark Movie, Lifetime Real Women, DIY Do It Yourself, The Movie Channel, Showtime, Showtime 2, Showtime Family, Flix, Fox Sports 2, FXX ,SyFy, Viceland

Live: (Satellite Channels that are received in the U.S. and sent to Japan but are not time shifted due to being time sensitive such as news and sports) Predicted sun outage:  3/5/2021 – 3/08/2021 from 02:20-06:20

Fox News, Sportsman, Big 10 Network, CBS College Sports, Fox College Sports AT, Fox College Sports CN, Fox College Sports PAC, Fox Sports, All Stingray Digital Audio channels


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Feb
22
Now Accepting Applications - Sasebo! Full-Time Technical position
Posted by Mo Hawkins on 22 February 2021 02:49 PM

Americable has an immediate opening for an Entry Level Installer Technician in Sasebo. Job description

To apply for this position please fill out our job application.

Then e-mail it to jobs-apply@americable.com.

You may also apply in person at the Sasebo Americable Office (Bldg 96) or call 241-2288 ext. 715 for more details.


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Feb
22
Now Hiring - Iwakuni! Part-time Customer Service Representative
Posted by Mo Hawkins on 22 February 2021 09:17 AM

Americable has an immediate opening for a part-time Customer Service Representative in Iwakuni. Job description

To apply for this position please fill out our job application.

Then e-mail it to jobs-apply@americable.com.

You may also apply in person at the Iwakuni Americable Office (Bldg 410) or call 241-2288 ext. 815 for more details.


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Feb
15
Now Hiring - Sasebo! Full-time Customer Service Representative
Posted by Mo Hawkins on 15 February 2021 08:39 AM

Americable has an immediate opening for a Full-time Customer Service Representative in Sasebo. Job description

To apply for this position please fill out our job application.

Then e-mail it to jobs-apply@americable.com.

You may also apply in person at the Sasebo Americable Office (Bldg 96) or call 241-2288 ext. 715 for more details.


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Dec
1
Now Hiring - Yokosuka! Support Desk Technician
Posted by Mo Hawkins on 01 December 2020 08:14 AM

Americable has an immediate opening for an Support Desk Technician in Yokosuka.

To apply for this position please fill out our job application.

Then e-mail it to jobs-apply@americable.com.

You may also apply in person at the Yokosuka Americable Office (Bldg 3008) or call 241-2288 ext. 315 for more details.


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May
9
Americable Wifi Locations - Yokosuka, Iwakuni, Atsugi and Sasebo
Posted by Brad Shows on 09 May 2019 09:43 AM


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