TVRO and CATV

This setuup was at it's peak in the late 1990's.
As of 2007 it is all torn down!


TVRO and CATV Racks
On the left from top to bottom:

Hallmark Channel and Spare Monitors
NASA-TV and CSPAN-1 Monitors
DeutscheWelle and America's Store Monitors
Spare Satellite Receiver
Hallmark Channel Satellite Receiver (F3-5)
McMartin Compressor for Hallmark Channel
NASA Television Satellite Receiver (GE2-9)
Dual LNB Power Supply and Splitter for F3 Dish
Dual LNB Power Supply and Splitter for Orbitron Dish
DeutscheWelle Satellite Receiver (GE1-22)
America's Store Satellite Receiver (F3-10)
Infomercial Channel Satellite Receiver


On the right from top to bottom:

Channel 2 Strip Amp (KDKA-TV from Pittsburgh)
Channel 4 Strip Amp (WTAE-TV from Pittsburgh)
Channel 6 Strip Amp (Not in use)
Channel 7 Strip Amp (Not in use)
Channel 8 Strip Amp (WWCP-TV from Johnstown)
Channel 11 Strip Amp (WPXI-TV from Pittsburgh)
Channel 13 Strip Amp (WQED-TV from Pittsburgh)
ISS Demodulator (WCWB Ch 22 from Pittsburgh)
ISS Demodulator (WNPB Ch 24 from Morgantown)
Actuator Control for GE2 (NASA) Dish
Channel C Agile Modulator (Switcher on Console)
Channel F Agile Modulator (DeutscheWelle)
Channel K Agile Modulator (WNPB Ch 24 from Morgantown)
Channel 3 Modulator (Local Audio & Video)
Channel B Modulator (Hallmark Channel)
Channel D Modulator ()
Channel E Modulator (NASA-TV)
Channel G Modulator (CSPAN-1)
Channel I Modulator (WCWB Ch 22 from Pittsburgh)
Channel M Modulator (America's Store)
12 Port Combiner


Satellite Radio Rack

From top to bottom:

Picture Monitors for Satellite Radio Receivers
Left - Brother Stair Receiver
Center - Priemere Radio Receiver
Right - AFN Receiver
Monitor Amplifier
RCA Compressors for BBC & Brother Stair
VU Meter Panel
BBC World Service / CSPAN-1 Receiver (F3-7)
Brother Stair Receiver (G5-6)
American Freedom Network Receiver (G9-2)
Priemere Radio Network Receiver (Art Bell) (GE3-18)
Actuator Control for 6' Solid (AFN) Dish
Spare RCA Compressors


TV Control Desk

Left - Top to Bottom

Actuator Control for 6' Mesh Dish
Auxilliary Monitors
Audio/Video Switcher for Channel-C
Auxilliary Satellite Receiver

Right - Top to Bottom

Audio Metering
Audio Monitor Amp & Speaker

Far Right - Test TV on top of junk shelves


Looking South Over Some of My Satellite Dishes

From Left to Right:
6' Solid Dish for G9 (American Freedom Network)
6' Mesh Dish for GE3 (Premiere Radio Network)
12' Fiberglass dish for Satcom for F3 (CSPAN-1, Hallmark, America's Store)
12' Orbitron Mesh Dish for GE1 (DeutscheWelle)
12' Fiberglass Dish for GE2 (NASA-TV)




Rear View of My Radio Building


Utility Pole:

Channel 4 Yagi (Pittsburgh)
Security Light


Left Tower (30' plus mast) from top to bottom:

Wide Band UHF Antenna (Pittsburgh)
Wide Band VHF Antenna (Pittsburgh)
Channel 7 Yagi (Wheeling WV)
UHF Bowtie & Reflector (Morgantown WV)


Dishes:

KU Dish (Not in use yet)
12' Metal Dish for Galaxy 5 (Brother Stair, Infommercial Channel)


Right Tower (50' plus mast):

Ham and Scanner Antennas


5' Fiberglass Dish and Receivers for Tom & Darryl (Until they left C-Band)