Update #1 - Final Update – After the maintenance vendor replaced the antenna transceivers, the Florida MEO Ground Station returned to normal operations. 

Topic:  SARSAT Florida  Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) Ground Station Not Operational

Date/Time Issued:  August 2, 2023 1404Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted:  SARSAT alert data

Date/Time of Initial Impact:   July 26, 2023 1000Z

Date/Time of Expected End:  August 1, 2023 1630Z

Length of Outage:  6 days, 6 hours, and 30 minutes. 

Details/Specifics of Change: Florida MEO Ground Station in Miami, FL is only sending data from three of its eight operational channels. The maintenance vendor is investigating this issue.

Impact: Medium - Atlantic and Caribbean Search and Rescue region's MEOSAR distress detection/reporting is delayed. LEOSAR and GEOSAR are nominal.

Contact Information for Further Information: USMCC Operations usmcc@noaa.gov at 301-817-4576

Web Site(s) for applicable information: N/A

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