The FCC’s C-band spectrum transition is radically changing the landscape of the 3.7 to 4.2GHz frequency. Over the next three years every registered antenna must comply with the FCC’s mandated spectrum re-allocation.

To protect your programming, a detailed, fully documented, and professional migration is imperative for each and every downlink operator. If your downlink is not modified correctly, the potential interference from 5G will greatly impede your ability to receive critical broadcast content that makes your station profitable.

The process of preparing your C-band downlink for 5G is more than buying and installing a filter. It’s about an accurate installation, aligning the downlinks with a minimum of cross polarization, and before and after documentation. In this short video LinkUp’s Mark Johnson talks about the importance of tackling the 5G filter installation in the coming months, before content disruption becomes an issue:

"It took all the pressure off." James Baxley with NPR member station WKGC describes his relationship with LinkUp, and how allowing us to handle his 5G filter installation project has given him great peace of mind.


LinkUp is more than ready to handle your C-band migration. In fact, we’ve made it our business to understand each and every potential issue that may affect broadcasters just like you, as you navigate the C-band transition.

That’s why we’re offering the very same comprehensive installation to radio and tv networks and stations as satellite owners SES and Intelsat are demanding for their assigned sites.

Each LinkUp C-band repack installation includes:

  • SES / Intelsat approved and directed 5G filter
  • Installation per SES / Intelsat training
  • Peak and Polarization for best performance
  • All supplies for labor, including: Weatherproofing, connectors, cables, bolt kit, and waveguide gaskets
  • Most importantly, essential site documentation of before and after details that include spectrum analyzer, DVB GUI, physical install, connectors, weatherproofing and grounding.
Brad Stuart

“The technology is just the medium necessary to deliver the content. Their business is built around people and relationships. The better the relationship with the people, the better the solution they can build. That’s what makes them…different.”

Brad Stuart
Director of Technology
Highlands Fellowship Church
Abingdon, VA

Charlie Wooten

“LinkUp is very responsive. Whenever I call I get somebody. They’re very responsive. I know them, and having someone answer that phone… They know me, I know them, and I know that they can take care of my problem. That’s very reassuring to me.”

Charlie Wooten
Regional Engineer
IHeart Media
Panama City, FL

Charley Curtis

“I would say if you want someone who’s not just going to provide you with the technology, or just provide you with the service, but someone who is going to honestly desire to be a partner in your success, that’s where LinkUp truly excels.”

Charley Curtis
Broadcast Systems Director
North Coast Church
Vista CA


Technical expertise

Complete technical documentation

Global VSAT certified

Quality installations

Reliable components

Technical support


The C-band repack will take us from coast to coast, and everywhere in between. We’ll be assisting our customers and the the major satellite owners (SES, Intelsat) in the top 46 markets with the installation of filters, upgrades, and repoints at downlink sites.

Chances are, we’ll be in your neck of the woods. Let us give you peace of mind, knowing that your downlink is fully compliant with the mandated C-band spectrum transition.
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