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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Taming the Wild-West of Internet

Taming the Wild-Wild West of Internet  Eric Wiler, Vice President of Network Operations   The Internet has had an amazing impact on our lives on a daily basis. With each day that passes we continue to transition legacy workflows to utilize Internet technology. Nowhere is this more prevalent than in broadcasting.   While the Internet…

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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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The Overpowering Reach of Broadband

Two articles that involve the FCC recently caught my attention.   One, entitled “Actual US broadband penetration & speed falls far short of FCC claims” (https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/05/10/actual-us-broadband-penetration-speed-falls-far-short-of-fcc-claims) reveals that the FCC’s broadband maps — maps that track the speed and penetration of Internet in rural areas — are “wildly inaccurate”.   The other, published in Wired…

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Essential info you need to know to choose the right 5G filter

5g filter

When it comes to the C-band repack, choosing the right filter is imperative. And I’m not just talking about a filter made to the appropriate specifications. In addition to industry, legislative, and FCC outreach, the now-defunct C-Band Alliance (made up of the major satellite owners) spent large sums of money on research to develop a…

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Sun outages: What causes satellite signal loss?

satellite sun outage

For decades — ever since we began delivering programming via satellite – we have been dealing with loss of signal due to sun outages. These outages occur within a few days of the both the spring and fall equinox, when the sun lines up almost perfectly behind the desired satellite as viewed from the earth…

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