Category: General

Flash is dead – long live Flash!

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The Flash Player browser plug-in, on which GVF Training has relied for many years to deliver complex, interactive training, will no longer be enabled in browsers starting in 2021. In this post, I want to talk about why the Flash system was so powerful, why browser makers are dropping support, and how we are adapting […]

Remembering Pete

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If you were involved in big earth stations in the 80’s, 90’s, or 2000’s, you very likely knew or had heard about the larger-than-life Pete Zilliox. I first met Pete when he was holding court in his office in the earth station systems engineering group at Andrew Corp in Richardson, Texas. If there is such […]

In Memoriam: Pete Zilliox

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Whether you worked with Pete Zilliox at Hughes or Rockwell in the ‘70’s, Dal Sat in the ‘80’s, Zilliox & Associates or Andrew Corporation in the ‘90’s, or SatProf in the 2000’s and beyond, I can guarantee two things: 1. You learned something, sometimes a lot, from Pete, and 2. You enjoyed your work and […]

Top 5 Flat Panel Antenna Myths

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I’m looking forward to joining the panel for the GVF Webinar on Transformational Antennas on 13 August! An enormous amount of investment in LEO constellations presumes the availability of low-cost, electronically-steered antennas, but it is important to be realistic about what they can and can’t do. To set the stage, here are my Top Five […]

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