Rest Area 300m: "Horizontal is like, ... up and down, ... right " ?

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

"Horizontal is like, ... up and down, ... right " ?

The new Sky satellite is a wondrous thing.

It can beam a tight strong signal to NZ, giving the potential to broadcast high definition TV and all sorts of goodies.

There is a coverage map here

Except there has been a wee problem ....

"The antenna on the Optus D1 satellite to be used to broadcast Sky TV and future digital services to New Zealanders was fixed at a wrong angle when assembled, industry sources say."

"Tony Dunnett of Auckland Teleport says his understanding is the vertical transponder set for New Zealand is now horizontal and the horizontal transponder set for Australia is now vertical."

Whoops wrong aerial !

The Warranty repairman is going to need a very long ladder ...

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