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SES LAUNCHES FACT-FINDING QUESTIONNAIRE BEFORE THE MUCH ANTICIPATED C-BAND REPACK

SES LAUNCHES FACT-FINDING QUESTIONNAIRE

SES continues to do outreach for information to those of you who receive content from one of their birds and have registered C-band downlinks. Currently, if you receive a call or email from Superior Satellite or SES, please respond as quickly and accurately as is feasible. As SES moves closer to installations of 5G filters…

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THE C-BAND TRANSITION: HERE’S ONE BIG MISTAKE YOU WON’T WANT TO MAKE

THE C-BAND TRANSITION

We’ve updated this blog entry to reflect the FCC’s deadline for deciding whether or not to pursue a the lump sum allocation. Previously August 31, the FCC agreed to give registered earth stations additional time to explore the option. The new deadline is September 14, 2020. We’ve also included the FCC timelines regarding the repack…

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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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