Satellite Technology

Wise Satellite Receivers 

Why are there so many different manufacturers of satellite receivers? Conrad Trautmann explains the reasons.

A URL You Should Know 

ESE World Skies has some useful information on satellite technology on its website.

Modern Satellite Receiver Features 

Wegener Ipump 6420 

Wegener's intelligent, centralized, file-based workflow enables station groups to manage the delivery of unique program content from each affiliate, maintain a local identity and maximize ad revenue.

How to set LNB power 

Recently several major networks have upgraded their satellite delivery platforms. These new systems are from three incompatible vendors, but all have similar features.

Satellite dish check-up 

It is a good idea to inspect the satellite dish as early in spring as you can, and evict any birds nesting. Later in spring, check for wasps in the feed horn or on the underside of the dish.

Poor Man's Satellite Dish Deicer 

After years of relying on the broom method and not having the budget to invest in a commercial deicer, KLJC engineer Glenn Williams devised his own way to keep the ice away.

ABS, ASTI Form Strategic Alliance 

Advanced Broadcast Solutions and Antenna and Satellite Technology often found themselves contracted to work on the same projects, which spurred the partnership.

SSI Commemorates 10th Anniversary 

The national syndicator specializes in ad sales, affiliate sales, satellite distribution, NTR activities, subscription podcasting and related consulting services of branded radio programs.

Wegener, Microspace Reaffirm Commitment to Christian Radio Consortium 

The two companies provide services for the CRC Broadcast Networks.

Now Arriving at the Content Depot 

It has been a prolonged transcontinental haul for the Public Radio Satellite System, the distribution network that handles thousands of hours of programming each year for more than 400 public broadcasters.

SES Americom Surveys AMC-8 Receive Sites 

SES Americom is surveying all radio network users of AMC-8 to determine the condition of all AMC-8 satellite dishes in use.

Preparing for the gold 

Proving that it's never too early to start planning, Westwood One began planning for the 2006 Winter Olympics coverage during the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.

Fox News 

Step inside the studio used by Bill O'Reilly and Alan Colmes at Fox News.

It's all about the Content 

For several years National Public Radio (NPR) has been on the leading edge of satellite audio distribution. Its first satellite distribution system was

While others Consolidate, NPR expands 

What lies inside an unassuming facade is a showcase facility and the heart of this network's West Coast operations.

Downlinks and antennas 

The most popular method of point-to-multipoint audio distribution, a satellite receive system requires regular maintenance.

Sunset on SEDAT 

On July 31, 2010, ABC Radio Networks ended an era when it shut down all DATS/SEDAT transmissions.

Signals from the sky 

Many of us have experienced the effects of consolidation. Owners are squeezing as many stations as they can into as little space as possible. Six, seven,

Satellites and Radio: Always something new and exciting 

So much is happening in the way of satellite communications that it's hard to keep track of it all.In the beginning, there was analog. It was just plain

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