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Ka You Dishes for KLAA

New satellite system links stadium studio to transmitter

Satellite services contractor Ka You Systems has installed a satellite uplink and downlink system for sports talk KLAA(AM), Anaheim, Calif.

The station is owned by the same group that owns the L.A. Angels, and its studios are located at the “Big A,” the Angels’ stadium in Anaheim. Not surprisingly, much of the programming involves the baseball team.

The station felt that its T1 STL line wasn’t fully reliable, so it decided to go with a DVB satellite link to its remote transmitter site.

Ka You had to make modification for the dish to compensate for potential high-wind activity (due to the Santa Ana winds). The dish is rated for 125 mph winds.

According to the company, inside rackmounted equipment included: QBIT P561 digital audio encoder, Comtech EFData DMD20 LBST satellite modem with automatic uplink power control and an IDC Star 1 DVB digital audio decoder. Outside equipment included: 2.4 m Ku Band TX/RX antenna and a Comtech EFData 10 watt LPOD-R block upconverter.