A week in the bush

July 20, 2011
A week in the bush

Astra 5 spent the week in western New South Wales, doing live crosses from some of the most remote parts of the state.

The harsh conditions were no problem for Astra 5's kit. The 4 wheel drive VW van got the kit everywhere it needed to go, the 1.2m Gigasat antenna could be quickly deployed and was able to downlink IFB and production talkback in areas where mobile phone coverage does not exist, and the well designed equipment boxes meant that setup was a breeze...even in the very early morning.