[opendtv] Re: 20050524 Twang's Tuesday Tribune (Mark's Monday Memo)

  • From: Bob Miller <bob@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 25 May 2005 12:32:47 -0400

Manfredi, Albert E wrote:

>>- Perhaps it's, therefore, worth noting that satellite-TV
>>reception seems to be easy, even in moving vehicles with
>>phased-array antennas:
>I would expect an automatically steered phased array antenna,
>along with line of sight to the TV tower, would work wonders
>for even the most delicate of RF links.
>On the other hand, since DBS does not have the land-based
>repeaters that Sirius and XM Radio rely on, I would expect
>the DBS TV signal to be lost when the vehicle is used in
>urban canyons, underpasses, tree-lined streets, etc.
As the article says...
 "However, reception can cut out when tall buildings, bridges or other 
obstacles block a view of the southern sky."

Bob Miller

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