The Old CATV Equipment Museum

Links: Technical Information

The AntennaWeb.org mapping program, provided by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), locates the proper outdoor antenna to receive your local television broadcast channels. Based on geographical maps and signal strengths, AntennaWeb locates the best antenna for you -- whether the antenna is for use with a home satellite system, high-definition television (HDTV) or a traditional analog set. Indoor antennas are not included in this mapping system, because many variables impact the quality of indoor signal strength.

Cable Television Analog Channel Designations
Defines United States cable television channels by band, alphabetic designation, numeric designation, and frequency.

C-Band Transponder Frequency Assignments
C-Band (3.7 - 4.2 GHz) Transponder Frequency Assignments

Lots of technical data about satellites including orbital geometry.

As of June 12, full-power television stations nationwide have been broadcasting exclusively in a digital format. If you're still using an analog TV set, you have to connect it to a digital-to-analog converter box to watch digital programming.

Geostationary Orbits
Defines the geosynchronous orbit, the geostationary orbit, and provides examples of satellite downlink antenna mounts capable of receiving signals from communications satellites.

Gunter's Space Page
Detailed information about satellites around the world: Launch Vehicles, Upper Stages, Engines, Launch Sites, Spacecraft, S/C Platforms, Manned Missions, Astronauts.

Jerry Thorne's Technical Articles
Technical papers I wrote during my time at QRF as published in CATV trade journals and some for the first time on the original QRF.com web site I created. These files may be printed as needed for general use by the CATV industry. ALL may be used for instructional use by schools, colleges or CATV operating companies for introductory technical training.

Technical and programming info for every satellite in the sky

Online Engineer
Let us help you learn the basic repair and maintenance services with our easy-to-follow Broadcast Engineering tutorials. With the help of our expert technicians and others, we have assembled a wide variety of videos displaying exactly how to take care of broken systems, avoid costly mistakes, and how to keep your broadcast signal running at full capacity

Online Satellite Calculations
Online calculations for just about everything related to satellite reception, provided by Jens T. Satre

Welcome to RabbitEars, where you can learn all about local, over-the-air TV channels. Some sites specialize in just technical information, and some just on history, but here at RabbitEars, you get both!

TelcoData.us Telecommunications Database
Look up any North American central office by NPA and NXX to find out who owns the switch, where it is, LATA, CLLI, detailed switch info. Includes Thousands Block numbering where applicable. Operated by Paul Timmins of Timmins Technologies, LLC.

Utility poles
Defines the types of utility poles used in the United States and provides examples of typical poles.

Maps and satellite images of Earth with "places" defined and described by volunteers.

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