Unscrambling the antennas?Updated November, 2010
Under intense political pressure from AT&T the FCC took the position that TVRO ( Television Receive Only) antennas must be of a minimum size (9 meters!) and each applicant for a FCC license must submit a detailed application spelling out the antenna system's performance parameters. Cooper's Experimental Terminal License - WF92 - established through detailed tests, analysis and reports appearing in CATJ (Community Antenna Television Journal) the "9 meter rule" was a totally unnecessary burden for prospective users of satellite relay.
In the CATJ + CSD Anthology, 14 years of technology development in ALL aspects of satellite (and cable TV), during the most intensive period of technological development, preserved for study, exploration, historical perspective. Approximately 1,300 pages ready to view on your PC (Acrobat Reader required to open), read and print. If it happened between 1974 and 1987, you will find it here!
A series of DVDs covering the period 1973+ to 2008 include virtually every issue of Coop's CATJ (Community Antenna Television Journal), CSD (Coop's Satellite Digest) and SF (SatFACTS). Also available are approximately 30 DVD hours of satellite TV distributed programming aimed at the rapidly expanding field of 'small dish' reception. In this amazing collection you will find the real pioneers of cable and satellite technology including such pivotal figures as H. Paul Shuch (N6TX), H. Taylor Howard (W6HD-sk), Robert Coleman (K4AWB), Oliver Swan (W6-sk), J. Duke Brown (W1ZA) and dozens more. The list of available DVDs is extensive - too extensive for detail here (quick summary in "Order Form"; see left upper) but can be obtained from historian Jim Vines at firstname.lastname@example.org.