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Introduction to SNG and ENG Microwave by Jonathan Higgins

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SNG operations – locating the uplink

The satellite uplink plainly has to be located where the story is, and the logistical and safety considerations involved as part of the decision of where to place the uplink are covered later. Hopefully it has become clear from our earlier discussions that both satellite uplinks and downlinks have to be accurately positioned and pointed at the satellite. For SNG uplinks, essentially transient in terms of their location, this is an important consideration in deciding where an uplink can be placed.

Rigging the uplink (Photo courtesy of Paul Szelers)

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The uplink has to be stable, and therefore whether mounted ...

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