Michigan Vertex 9M KU-Band
September 2012 - (Update December 2012)
We plan to take this antenna down before the end of September. It is currently still standing and available for inspection. It will be sold as a two or four port antenna, fully motorized with Vertex 7134 antenna controller package, including a TRL-1S Beacon tracking receiver for full tracking ability.
Since the previous update we took down the antenna, placed it in two shipping containers and sent it to the new owner in Europe.
Missouri Vertex 9M C-Band
The 9 meter Vertex 2 port C-Band antenna was located on the second floor of an office building. The problem that really concerned us was that the only way of removing the antenna was by moving a large crane into the parking lot adjacent to the building. All of the parking spaces were leased and therefore fully occupied Monday through Friday, this left us Saturday and Sunday to bring the antenna down and clear the parking lot by Monday morning.
Although we do this sort of thing several times every year, it is still a worry, but careful planning and a few ounces of good luck allowed us to get the antenna down, packed in shipping container and out of the parking lot well before the parking lot was required on Monday.
Washington DC Vertex 9M KU-Band
We purchased and sold a Vertex 9M KU band 2 port antenna. The antenna was fully motorized and was purchased with an outdoor shelter containing 400 watt KU band TWTAs.
The new owner of this antenna moved the antenna to its new home in the Mid-West. The two port antenna was manufactured in the early 90's but had been carefully maintained by it previous owner, a Public TV station.
In exchange for a price break the new owners sent their own crew to take down the antenna.
Arizona 9.3 Vertex Purchase.
The Arizona facility consists of a Vertex 9.3M four port KU band antenna, a pair of 700 watt TWTA, eight up and down converters and the full Vertex 7200 antenna control package.
Our original plan was to take the antenna down and store it in a temporary shipping container in Arizona. That plan never matured because one of our regular clients stepped in and after an on-site inspection decided to purchase the antenna. However we still needed to warehouse and store the RF equipment, and that made us really appreciate the extra warehouse space that we acquired in January.
Upgrade of Teleport in Japan.
New Era sent an engineer to Japan to upgrade a two port Andrew 4.5MAntenna to become a four port system. In addition we supplied two Paradise 200 watt C-Band SSPAs and two CPI 400 watt TWTAs with associated waveguide and up converters.
The photograph to the left is of a Harris 11 meter wheel and track C-Band antenna, this is quite a piece of history, in fact so historical that we donated one of them to the Telus Museum in Atlanta, and there it sits to this day.
New Era Doubles Office and Warehouse Space.
We have finally outgrown our existing office and are moving to a larger space before the end of 2010. Painting and cleaning have already began prior to moving our thousands of items of inventory and our staff to the new location.
The greatest advantage is more warehouse space to store the amplifiers, modems, cables plus thousands of small parts that need to be inventoried.
Quick Delivery of 450 watt TWTA to Broadcaster in Chile
The mining disaster in Chile has placed a heavy commitment on the broadcasters, on site sending updated information about the minors and their plight to the entire world. One of these broadcasters needed a new high power TWTA and HD/SD encoder modulator in a hurry.
In both cases we were able to come through quickly with cheap but reliable equipment that allowed them to continue broadcasting in this time of crisis.
"New Era" in partnership with "New and Used" buy major KU Teleport
In June we purchased the entire contents of a KU Band Teleport in the Mid West. The site consisted of two major antenna and the complete RF package consisting of 700 watt and 300 watt redundant TWTA systems.
In the first week of August we sent our crew to take down the Vertex 9M four port and a Vertex 4.8M two port. The take down went very well and we packed the two antennas into the shipping container.
New Era signs equipment purchase deal with Dow Jones
Dow Jones requested bids from the satellite community for the purchase of all of their C-Band satellite communication equipment throughout the USA. We were the successful bidder and within six weeks removed all of the equipment from their seventeen USA based satellite stations.
Mining sites in Africa contract for Satellite Connections
March 2006. New Era has just completed a satellite communication installation for a prestigious Australian mining company opening two new sites in Mauritania North Western Africa. In addition to Internet Access and file transfers they require VoIP connections to HQ
September 2007. Pleased with twelve months of successful operation, our mining client requested that we connect two more sites to our C-Band VSAT network, the new sites are in Zambia and Republic of Congo
December 2007. We normally connect clients to our Teleport in Miami, but this new project is for a point to point Africa to Africa connection between two remote mining sites.
May 2008. Each of the mining locations carries a large number of ex-patriot employees who need connections to their homes in other countries. The company has authorized the VSAT connection for one housing compound, each house is connected by wireless to the satellite hub and from there to the whole world.
January 2009. On hearing that one housing compound has full Internet and International telephone service, the employees at another major compound requested the same treatment and although commodity prices are suffering under the economic conditions, the mine owners authorized another large VSAT link for their employee's comfort
The client's continued faith in our outstanding service was demonstrated by the fact that they continued to place more sites under our control.