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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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WHAT BROADBAND’S 5G WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO DELIVER

What 5G WIll Never Be Able To Deliver

It’s being touted as the best thing since sliced bread; the most innovative technology since Alexander Graham Bell’s telephone. 5G. The broadband industry promises it to be a “new” kind of network – a platform for innovations that will not only enhance today’s mobile broadband services, but expand mobile services to support a plethora of…

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WIRELESS OVERREACH: THE TRUTH BEHIND 5G’S DANGEROUS TACTICS

Time is running out. Those with a finger on the pulse of what’s happening in the fight for C-band spectrum say the FCC is nearing the homestretch in the C-band proceeding. Meaning, a decision on satellite’s mid-band frequency of 3.7 to 4.2 GHz for the expansion of 5G broadband throughout the US could likely come…

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