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Re: Estimate of satellite vs. Land-based traffic
From: Bjørn Mork <bjorn () mork no>
Date: Thu, 08 Jan 2009 12:29:23 +0100

Marshall Eubanks <tme () multicasttech com> writes:

When I was working with Svalbard, Internet connectivity was through a
satellite link at about 2.5 degrees
elevation looking through a notch in the mountains.  I don't think it
has changed

It has, as Steinar says.

For those interested in the necessary elevation at 78 degrees north, I
found a nice picture of the antennas here:
http://www.mydarc.de/la0by/isfjord.jpg

There aren't any mountains in front of the the antennas.  However there
is a mountain between Isfjord Radio and Longyearbyen (the main
settlement), requiring a relay station on the radio link between these.



Bjørn


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