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Introduction to SNG and ENG Microwave by Jonathan Higgins

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Co-ordination and line-up procedures

Each time an uplink is to undertake a transmission, there is always co-ordination via a co-ordination telephone line – which can be a land-line, cellular or satellite phone. Co-ordination is the process by which the line-up, start of transmission and end of transmission are discussed and agreed by telephone between the two points – uplink and downlink.

This will occur either between the uplink and the final destination of the transmission (such as the destination downlink control centre as usually occurs with long-term leases and some short-term leases) or between the uplink and the satellite operator’s control centre (for occasional transmissions).

The satellite operator’s control centre is usually in its ...

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