THE CASE FOR “ON-SITE” SITE SURVEYS

It’s a rather ominous title for a rather serious subject. But, when it comes to site surveys, we’re nothing but serious. A site survey is the crucial beginning of any plan, quote, or proposal for the installation of a satellite uplink or downlink. Sometimes called an on-site survey, it’s the process of planning and designing…

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SENTINEL: THE NEXT BIG THING IN MONITORING TRANSMITTER AND TOWER SITES

Without a doubt, running a broadcast network is a challenge.   Technology seems to move at warp speed, as new solutions to ever-complex problems continue to arise. Existing technology continues to advance, as well; with new version updates yet another item to check on an already tenuous list of demands on your staff.   Yet,…

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SATELLITE SHELL GAMES – TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT THE SES 3 TO SES 2 TRANSITION

Preparing the C-band spectrum for the co-sharing of space with 5G has been a complicated reshuffle. By December 2023, not only must every registered C-band antenna be in compliance with the FCC!s mandated spectrum re-allocation, some Ku-band radio customers must be rehomed, as well. Sounds like an exhausting game of musical chairs, doesn’t it? The…

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5G & Fall Sun Outages 2022

COULD THE 5G REPACK ADVERSELY EFFECT FALL SUN OUTAGES?   Fall sun outages may affect your satellite broadcast beginning next month — October 3rd —in the southern part of the US, eventually wrapping up by October 12th in the north.   The outages occur within a few days of both the spring and fall equinox,…

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Comtech: The DMD20’s Last Hurrah

The day is getting closer…the day this mainstay of radio network operations is no more. According to the manufacturer of the DMD20, parts to repair the modems are scarce — so scarce, in fact, that modems are only being allowed to return to the factory for repair on a case by case basis. In July…

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Your network of praise selects LinkUp Communications and NOVRA’s IDC for next generation radio network

Panama City, FL (July 26, 2022) LinkUp Communications Corporation has been chosen by Your Network of Praise (YNOP), a non-denominational broadcast network, to operate their new next-generation radio network from their Denver Teleport. The content delivery platform is being supplied by Novra Technologies Inc. (“Novra”) (TSX-V: NVI) and its subsidiary International Datacasting Corporation (“IDC”). With…

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TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT 5G

Check out this quick video. This is what 5G interference looks like…it’s that hot mess on the right of the screenshot. One of our techs took this video from his spectrum analyzer on a recent call to a television network in one of the top 46 markets in the Southeast. As you can see, 5G…

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