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SIX SMART TACTICS TO HELP YOUR COMPANY OVERCOME ANY DISASTER

Six tactics to overcome disaster

No matter if you operate a business or non-profit, planning for disaster is essential. Before, during, and after a disaster, you need to communicate what’s happening to your employees, and even to folks outside your company, like your clients. It’s very easy to put off making a plan because, 1) it’s not fun and 2)…

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Help! I’m Getting Calls About My C-band Downlinks! (AKA: Why Are They Asking ME To Do Their Job?)

Help! I'm Getting Calls About My C-Band Downlinks

The Internet has been abuzz, with many broadcast techs asking the same question. “Why is one of the major satellite companies calling me, asking questions about my downlink?” It’s a little disconcerting, is it not? You spent hours registering your downlinks with the FCC, but now you’re being asked questions that you’ve already answered, by…

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SNOW, ICE AND YOUR ANTENNA: ESSENTIAL ADVICE ON KEEPING YOUR SIGNAL FROM GOING INTO DEEP FREEZE

Earlier this winter I did a little informal survey of LinkUp’s techie followers on Facebook, asking this probing question: “Ok, engineers – How do you clear your sat antenna from snow and/or ice? Any unconventional methods? Please share your ‘how to’s’.” The answers ran the gamut; everything from spraying the antenna with Pam or with…

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FCC Makes It’s First Move – Without the C-Band Alliance

FCC Makes It's First Move

Last week was not a good week for broadcasting. In fact, it’s not a stretch to say that those who have been following the proposed 5G expansion into the Mid-band spectrum were completely floored by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s abrupt announcement about the C-band spectrum — and the broadcast community’s reaction to said announcement. On…

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