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Advancements In Transportable Earth Stations: The Driving Forces Of Change—An AvL Technoloiges Perps

Thursday, September 7, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: SatMagazine
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Do you remember watching TV before the existence of live, on-the-scene newscasts? This author doesn’t, anymore than teenagers remember communications before the Internet.

In the U.S., early remote Satellite News Gathering (SNG) from the late 1970s required large trucks with huge 2.4 to 5.0 meter C-band (4 to 8 GHz) reflectors (or dishes, as they were sometimes referred to) to transmit analog audio and video back to a studio for broadcasting. Because these lower frequencies interfere with microwave links, the FCC required a site survey prior to each transmission from a mobile SNG truck.

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