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Introduction to SNG and ENG Microwave by Jonathan Higgins

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Other microwave link platforms

The use of helicopters and light aircraft for ENG/OB microwave is often seen on sporting events, when either the event is spread out over a large area (such as the Tour De France cycle race, or city marathons), or if the sense of the event is enhanced by an aerial view – such as a major soccer or baseball tournament.

Airship links

Indeed, for stadium team sports it is common to use an airship or ‘blimp’ as this has the advantage of being able to hover indefinitely over a single position, or be able to move at a sedate pace to keep up with the event. It also has the advantage of being a lot cheaper to keep in the air than a helicopter, but has the disadvantage of being far more susceptible to bad weather (particularly ...

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