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Are you fed up with the high price of cable TV? Try Satellite Direct

Are you fed up with the high price of cable TV? Try Satellite Direct

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Are you fed up with the high price of cable TV? What if there was a way for you to watch all of your favorite channels- including premium movie channels, all of the best sports programming, and hard to find international television shows – and never pay another monthly cable bill again? With Satellite Direct, there is.
Are you fed up with the high price of cable TV? What if there was a way for you to watch all of your favorite channels- including premium movie channels, all of the best sports programming, and hard to find international television shows – and never pay another monthly cable bill again? With Satellite Direct, there is.

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 ==== ====The Truth About Satellite Television for Your Computer. Warning! Do not sign up for a televisionservice for your PC until you’ve read this article and click this link:http://unibyte.biz/TV ==== ====With the increase of terrorist attacks, and possible crippling of the cellular networks, peopleattending conventions have found the viability of renting satellite phones, finding the only way tocommunicate anywhere with anyone at anytime. If you are a wild life photographer, going formajor shoots in the deepest jungles, where the need to communication becomes difficult, thesatellite phone will be of much use in times of your need to communicate. Satellite phones aremostly useful in places with no terrestrial infrastructure or in places where the infrastructure is notusable, such as, hurricane inflicted areas, flood affected areas, etc. Today, leading industries including, Iridium, Globalstar & Thuraya are providing satellitephone solutions, with each of them offering their own unique benefits and advantages. There arevarious options for you to choose from, with the best phone choice depending upon yourapplication and destination, remembering that a satellite phone does not always offer globalcoverage or translates into world phone. You may visit the various websites which list of the typesof phones available from different companies, highlighting the features with coverage area andrates. It is recommended that you review the facts and figures before contemplating on taking upsuch a satellite phone. Satellite phones made its debut in 1990s with a lot of fanfare. While commercial applications ofsuch phones did not commence in earnest till about 3 to 4 years back, the satellite phonecompanies went through a lot of rough weather, failing financially and technically. Some problemsdo exist even today, when a satellite operator's network fail. There could be other reasons as well. Iridium satellite boasts of over 100,000 subscribers with its 66 satellites and is supposed to be justbehind Globalstar with 115,000 subscribers. Iridium has applied for another spectrum of 3.1MHz tomeet its growing demand of about 1,000 new subscribers per month. Satellite phones areexpensive and costly to operate, but yet it serves the purpose in communication where there is noother way of communicating. A satellite phone, often called 'satphone', is a mobile telephone system, that communicatesdirectly with the orbiting communication satellites and depending on the network architecture, thecoverage may be global, or only for specific regions. These types of phones generally operateswith the low orbiting satellites (LEOs), which is believed to provide a wider coverage and bettercommunication clarity. The size of a satellite phone is comparable to the size and weight of themobile phones that were used in the late 1980s or early 1990s and has a large retractableantenna. The phone equipment itself is known as a terminal. The main difference between a satellite phone and that of a cellular mobile phone is that, whileyou communicate with the nearest base station in case of a cellular phone, a satellite phone
 
communicates with the nearest satellite. This type of satphone connections do not depend uponany network. Some of this communication technique covers a large area, with the help of multiplelow orbiting satellites, relaying the signals from one to the other in order to connect you to thedestination that you wish to be connected. Some of the satellite phones use satellites in geostationary orbit, maintaining almost total globalcoverage operating between three to four such satellites, thus reducing cost. It is important to notethat geostationary orbiting satellites are placed at about 22,000 to 30,000 miles above the Earth.The LEOs, as the name signifies, are much lower in space from the Earth, 400 to 700 miles, andas such, a single satellite has limited coverage. Therefore multiple such satellites direct your call tothe required destination. On the other hand, LEOs provide better communication clarity thangeostationary satellites, because of the inherent delay that it introduce. The least delay with suchsatellites is 0.5 seconds and this is a major disadvantage of geo stationary satellites. In case of satellite phones communicating with geostationary satellites, the main disadvantage isthat, the phone requires a large antenna system for signal transmission and reception. In suchcases, the antenna needs to be of high gain, which needs more power to operate. Consequentlythe size of the phone also increases and can be compared to the size of terrestrial mobile phonesin the past, relative to the current tiny terrestrial mobile phones. Satellite phones require a clearview of the sky to operate and will not function inside a building, car or a boat. It would requireexternal antenna system to operate in such environments. This is clearly a serious disadvantage. In working of a cellular phone, the principle is based on dividing an area into zones or basestations called 'cells'. As you communicate while you move, you leave a particular zone and enteranother. Your call is handed over from your previous cell where you were, to the new one whereyou are currently passing through. Your communication is electronically switched to the cell whereyou are in. Every cell phone and your Sim card with hold adequate information regarding theidentity of your mobile handset and therefore the network is aware of where to locate you whenyou are leaving one cell and entering the other. In remote areas, such communication is not possible owing to the absence of cellular network.You may have experienced that, while using your mobile handset, as you passed different zones,at a particular area, you lose your connection. The cell phone network apparently ends there. Thenetwork operates on the principle of 'line of sight', so that the towers, set up for cellularcommunication, must be able to see each other. Within each cell the communication is limited toabout 31 miles, as the crow flies. Communication difficulties arise in places where the tower of thecell that you have just left cannot properly see the tower of your present cell zone. This createsdropped calls or breaking up of voices. There are ofcourse other reasons for such happenings. Satellite phones do not have such restrictions, except it needs either the clear view of the sky oran external antenna to operate. When you switch on your satellite phone, the signal goes up to thesatellites and gets hooked on to that particular one or a set of satellites, with which you areregistered. When making a call, the coverage that your call should have, is determined and itsrelayed from one satellite to the other. On reaching the destination, the signal is directed to therelevant Earth station, from where it is directed by the gateway the to the call destination. If youshould be calling a satellite phone from your mobile, a reverse action takes place. The gatewayprocesses the call and switches the call information. If you should be calling another compatiblesatellite phone from yours, your call information is sent up to the satellites, which is then

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