Update #8:The LUT vendor has determined the Location Processor needs to be replaced. The equipment has been shipped to the site.

Update #7:The local technician has replaced the suspect elevation stepper motor, however the issue remains. Further investigation and consultation with Honeywell's engineering team will resume tomorrow.

Update#6:The additional parts have arrived, but due to inclement weather, the technician is unable to make repairs at this time.

Update #5:The technician required additional replacement parts. The equipment has been ordered and is scheduled to arrive inGuamonOctober 01, 2018.

Update #4:The shipment ofreplacement parts has arrived inGuam. The technician has yet to receive and install the parts.

Update #3:The LUT vendor indicates that due to a significant weather event (Category 1 Typhoon) the base is closed and all Fedex deliveries in that service area are delayed.

Update #2:The LUT vendor has sent replacement parts for the associate fault via Fedex to the GroundStation. The ETA is September 11, 2018.

Update #1:The LUT vendor has isolated the issue to the antenna subsystem, however the issue is not yet resolved. Further investigation and troubleshooting will resume tomorrow.

Topic:SARSAT Guam 2 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Ground Station Offline

Date/Time Issued: November 6, 2018 1508Z

Product(s) or Data Impacted:SARSAT Alert Data

Date/Time of Initial Impact: September 5, 2018 0811Z

Date/Time of Expected End: TBD

Length of Outage: TBD

Details/Specifics of Change: Guam2LEO Ground Station, at Andersen Air Force Base,has stopped receiving pass solution data. The LUT Vendor is investigating the problem.

Impact:Minor-Dual Satellite tracking capability lost. Distress alert detection/reporting may be delayed.

Contact Information for Further Information:USMCC Operationsusmcc@noaa.govat301-817-4576

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

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