My Station Had Ants in its Pants

Not long after the events of GOES 17 Outage I had reserved another similar event of issues that had seemed to mirror a possible GOES17 outage.

Sure enough, I had received the watchdog emails which my station was responsible for receiving, I thought about hiding, but then decided it might be better to figure out why.

Sure enough, I had VIT errors of 2.2k and more, could this be 17 broken again?

After troubleshooting the Pi and software which turned out to not be the problem, it was time to take a look for physical issues with the antenna, and the issue was discovered.

The antenna had moved and rotated left making it completely misaligned with GOES17.

Leave a Reply