Every year, during the first few weeks of October, BEK customers may experience brief signal pixelization, interference or complete loss of signal as the sun passes behind various satellites. The phenomenon, known as a solar outage, occurs twice each year in the fall and spring and impacts all broadcast service providers. Thankfully, the service disruptions are temporary and picture quality is generally restored within a few minutes. Most solar outages occur around midday and last anywhere from five to 15 minutes. Truly, if we could control the universe in order to avoid these brief but annoying service disruptions, we happily would. That being impossible, we thank you for your patience.