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Satellite Broadcasting by Ralph Negrine

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1Broadcasting by Satellite:Some Technical Considerations

Mark Williamson

The Satellite Advantage

The first question to ask before embarking on a technical analysis of some new technology should always be ... why bother? If a new technology is to be worthy of discussion, it should present a discernible advantage over presently available technologies. Those that do have at least some chance of overcoming the political, financial and cultural pressures which haunt most of mankind's technical endeavours.

The overriding advantage of the communications satellite is its inherent ability to offer full regional, continental or global coverage at a stroke. Once a satellite is in position and operating, its signals may be received in any part of its coverage ...

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