Satellite Expo To Recognize Satellite Pioneers

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Satellite Expo To Recognize Satellite Pioneers

Visionaries That Started The Satellite Revolution Reuniting In Atlanta

Nashville, TN---Back in 1979, a group of more than 500 gathered in Oklahoma City to be exposed to the latest technology in satellite reception systems. Prior to this first-ever "Satellite Private Terminal Seminar," only cable TV and broadcasters were utilizing the early Westar and RCA satellites for transmission of television and radio programming in a field that launched with the telecast of a professional boxing match from the Philippines in September 1976.

What made this gathering unique was its' focus on much smaller (C-band) satellite dishes which enterprising home workshop inventors were creating throughout North America. This was the start of "home dishes" - as small as 4 feet in diameter at a time when cable and broadcast users mistakenly believed a dish must be at least 14 feet in diameter to produce quality reception.

Dozens, soon hundreds of small American and Canadian businesses formed to participate in this brand new industrial revolution and between 1979 and 1985, 'C-band TVRO' became a major new business activity attracting as many as 10,000 to thrice-annual trade shows while the sale and installation of home dishes peaked at around 75,000 per month in 1984.

Satellite Expo 2007 will honor these nearly forgotten "C-band Pioneers" April 19-21 as a special tribute woven into America's largest annual independent satellite trade show. The gathering will attract hundreds of "old-timers" including many of the technology creators who developed the hardware and reception systems, which laid the foundation for today's Ku-band small dish services.

A special "C-Band Pioneers" lounge area featuring videos from the bygone era will be the gathering spot on the main exhibit floor while "C-Band Remembered" will feature technical sessions from that era led by the very pioneers who made this all happen. A "Pioneer's Dinner" will also be included in the 3-day program.

Satellite Expo 2007 is the prominent industry trade show with specialized training courses in addition to a large exhibit floor. Satellite Expo will make a return trip to the fabulous Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta, April 18-21. As a special thank you to our many supporters, free registration is being offered for Satellite Expo 2007 through July 31st at http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=113284.
 
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Our :hatsoff: , to the entire Staff of SatelliteExpo005-006-007!!! What a great service they have done for us as Small Dealers!!!

See Ya at 007 Expo, in Atlanta... Remember it's FREE, if you sign up before July 31st!!!


PS... How many of you, are coming to Expo007
 
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