The author is chief engineer of Monadnock Broadcasting Group and Saga Communications in Keene, N.H.
Mark Johnson is a good source for information about the C-Band repack [“Lump Sum Option May Not Be Best for All”].
That said, most of the radio syndication providers on SES-11 are staying put or changing frequencies to another transponder of same polarity. So it’ll be a no brainer.
For those in the biggest urban centers who will see 5G turned up the soonest, installing the 5G waveguide mounted filter Is a rather trivial matter.
For those not in the hottest urban areas, there will be lots more time for future filter installation.
Tweaking cross polarization and nudging aim to maximize signal quality can be done using one of the satellite receivers brought to the dish or a spectrum analyzer if an experienced engineer is on staff, but likely won’t be needed.
That said, a “Ma and Pa” station might want to not take the money and rather get full carefree service.
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