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Introduction to SNG and ENG Microwave by Jonathan Higgins

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Operating in hostile environments

A hostile environment in terms of newsgathering can range from a civil riot to an international war. Operating SNG uplinks in these environments brings a new set of problems in safety and logistics. Obviously, the greatest challenge is in operating in war zones – be it a civil war, such as in Bosnia, or an international conflict as in Iraq or Afghanistan.

The greatest problems in deploying SNG systems into these situations are in both safety and logistics. But it is in these types of story that satellite transmissions from the field have had the greatest impact in shaping news bulletins, and consequently our view of significant world events.

SNG systems are typically deployed into these areas with the consideration ...

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