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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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5 Clever Ideas that Can Save Your Network After a Natural Disaster

5 Clever Ideas that Can Save Your Network After a Natural Disaster

Several of our friends and customers in the satellite world have experienced close calls lately. Late last year one of our customers on the west coast found themselves and their facilities along the track of the Ventura fires. In Mississippi, another network has TWICE spotted tornadoes in the horizon from their studio location. We also…

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3 WAYS CONCERNED BROADCASTERS CAN HOLD THEIR OWN IN THE MIDST OF THE 5G REVOLUTION

It feels like a steamroller – or maybe a runaway train. Seems like everyone in the media and inside the Beltway are touting 5G as the “latest and greatest”; promising unparalleled speed and connectivity even in remote areas currently underserved by broadband. America is in a technological sprint not seen since the 1960’s race to…

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

LinkUp - The Most Compelling Installation Advice

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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