Yeah, I sure remember the day G4 died

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N0QBH

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Almost every pager (remember them?) in the country quit working because most of their towers had a Ku dish pointing at G4 for a data feed.
I was a retread going to radio school at the time and a C band satellite FTA watcher. We also lost our early Star Trek feeds ( 3 days before air time :), which sucked.
At the school, some of the students and I had developed a circuit to put the satellite aiming tone (from the rack mount receiver) onto a handheld radio so the person aiming the dish a distance away could hear the tone on a second radio. It became a big hit for a few days after we loaned it out to PageNet. They got MN back up in record time.
 

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Used to get my Star Trek that way on my dad's 10 foot C-Band dish back in the late 80's.:biggrin

Fun taping on my betamax for all the Star Trek NG shows. That's before all the HD stuff came along!:)
 

danristheman

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They had c band I guess when I was in school they were broadcasting all the college basketball games.
 
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