NSLM (nslm) wrote,

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Bloody SBN...

URB uses SBN for a sustaining signal, we also take our news and some shows from them, for which they pay us money.

A couple of hours ago I (as the URB Chief Engineer) got a phone call telling me that we didn't appear to have a news feed. This comes in via satellite, so my first thought was along the lines of "Arse! the dish has come out of alignment." Sat dishes are not fun to aim, and for the likes of Sky's Astra network it's rediculously sensitive in the vertical alignment. So, I end up telling the people on the other end of the phone how to check a few things, and yup we're getting no signal to the sat decoder. Ten minutes later I get a phone call SBN had rung, they had changed the bloody frequency and polarization without warning us. I just recieved an email...

SBN Satellite Feed
You should already be aware either through a phone call or email of the reasons why you have been experiencing problems with the satellite feed, this is due to the completition of servicing work on the SBN Satellite, the frequency on which SBN can be found has been altered.

Thanks for the warning chaps :)

*beats head against wall*
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