Posts by Karen Johnson

The Most Compelling Installation Advice We Can Give: The Truth About Site Surveys

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What’s not to love about spring? Who doesn’t appreciate longer days, warmer weather, blooming flowers, and conventions! Conventions? Oh yeah! For us, multiple conventions and spring are synonymous. Spending time with our customers and prospects is the best! Speaking of conventions, the last week of March the LinkUp team was in Anaheim where we staffed…

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Surprising Holkirk Traits: 3 Brilliant Reasons Why This Flyaway Uplink Will Grab Your Attention

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What IS it like traveling with a portable flyaway unit that is worth more than your first home? (Full disclosure: it was the Johnsons’ first home waaaay back in 1989, and it did need a lot of work, but still…) After I got over the initial dread of being responsible for such a sophisticated (ok,…

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Superheroes: How Broadcasters After Hurricane Michael Saved The Day

It may not be something that is often contemplated, but broadcasters understand that what they do holds significant value. The information and entertainment that they facilitate provides a critical service within the communities – large and small- that they serve. But let’s be real; it usually takes a major crisis of sorts for others to…

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Our All-Star List: 5 Must-Have Broadcast Technology Resources

Continuous learning is an essential part of broadcast engineering. In a such a constantly evolving technology industry, it’s imperative that your skills – and your knowledge – stay up-to-date. With access to the expanding, virtual world of Internet, keeping your skills sharp has never been easier. Really! With so many options available (and most are…

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Want to Protect Your Broadcast Content from 5G? Here’s Our Best Advice

Satellite industry experts and space providers alike believe there are anywhere from 20 to 25 thousand of US broadcasters currently using C-band fixed antennas for the delivery of hours of daily programming. Yet, there still seems to be some…hesitation? procrastination? denial? from broadcasters when it comes to the voluntary registration process currently being solicited by…

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FCC Paves the Way for 5G Expansion: Is This the Demise of C-Band?

At their monthly meeting in July, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voiced their much-anticipated proposal about the future of C-band. As many industry experts predicted, the proposal is a complicated series of potential rulings that left broadcasters feeling more uncertain about the future of C-band. Why? Because in this pending proposal the FCC appears to…

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Meet the Ultimate Communications Life Hack: The Holkirk Flyaway

Ever seen something on the technological horizon and just KNEW you wanted to be a part of it? We did. Two years ago we were introduced to rough-and-ready flyaway satellite units designed and manufactured by Holkirk, a Sematron Company out of Great Britain. As we watched the company’s rep assemble one of the lightweight, easily…

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Mr. and Mrs. Linkup to Go Washington – Part Two

(Our second day of meetings at the FCC, and some of the amazing announcements released by the government agency since!)

Mark and I had scheduled three days in Washington DC in late May to share?  persuade? implore the FCC to consider the “real life” impact 5G will have on the heavily-used frequency between 3.7 and 4.2 GHz – frequency populated by C-band transmissions.

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