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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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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