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Introduction to SNG and ENG Microwave by Jonathan Higgins

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SNG vehicles

SNG vehicles can be built on a variety of types of base vehicles such as towed trailers, estate cars, SUV/MPVs, pick-up vehicles, panel vans, box-body vehicles and even combined tractor units for towing production trailers.

However, in Europe the majority of SNG vehicles, sometimes referred to as satellite newsgathering vehicles (SNVs), are constructed on panel vans weighing between 3500 and 7500 kg. Some of the following explanations also apply to ENG microwave vehicles, particularly the means of providing electrical power.

The primary purpose of an SNV is to allow operational deployment to be accomplished more quickly than with a flyaway, and to have a number of additional facilities to be built-in so that they are also rapidly ...

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