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Introduction to SNG and ENG Microwave by Jonathan Higgins

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Terrestrial microwave links

A microwave link fundamentally consists of a transmitter (often abbreviated to TX) and a receiver (RX). The transmitter and the receiver are each connected to an antenna. This is typically a parabolic dish antenna connected to the transmitter, and also typically a dish antenna at the receiver (though there are a few other specialized antenna types used with both the transmitter and the receiver).

The receiver needs to be typically within 65 km range of the transmitter – but this distance is very much dependent upon local obstructions and the geography of the land (the topography) on the path between the transmitter and the receiver. There are few hard and fast rules about what will and will not work, though the principal ...

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