Update #1 - Final Update – After the local support staff reset the circuit breaker several times, the Hawaii Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) Ground Station's antennas are now fully operational.  

Topic:  SARSAT Hawaii Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) Ground Station Antenna Outage

Date/Time Issued:  August 04, 2023 2250Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted:  SARSAT alert data

Date/Time of Initial Impact:   August 04, 2023 0906Z

Date/Time of Expected End:  August 04, 2023 2012Z

Length of Outage: 12 hours and 59 minutes. 

Details/Specifics of Change:  Hawaii MEO antenna data stopped flowing to the USMCC. However, the HI-MEOLUT is still making solutions with FL-MEO networked data. The maintenance vendor is investigating this issue.

Impact: Medium - Western Pacifica Search and Rescue region’s MEOSAR distress detection/reporting is delayed. 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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