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About Sat-Link of Arkansas

Sat-Link Truck

SAT-LINK trucks come standard with two Tandberg E5500 encoders for dual path transmission, dual Intercom, dual IFB, one wireless IFB, multi-channel audio board, Beta-SP editing and playback, FAX machine, and workspace for the crew. We can add up to six more digital paths with prior arrangements.

SAT-LINK’s Truck #1 is a custom built “BAF” truck designed for dual path analog or dual stream digital.

SAT-LINK’s Truck #2 is a “Wolf Coach” custom built truck capable of dual digital or a single path of analog.

SAT-LINK is owned and operated by experienced news professionals with over a decade each of network news and production. SAT-LINK is also affiliated with Hailstone Creek Productions, a nationally recognized provider of ENG crews to all the major networks and syndicated programs.

Sat-Link Little Rock TRUCK 1
Based in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Dual Stream Digital - two Tandberg E5500 ’s
  • Dual path analog - same polarity
  • Triple path - dual stream and one analog (same polarity)
  • Analog and digital receivers
  • Panasonic four camera switcher
  • Allen & Heath audio board
  • Auto deploy DSS dish - east/west coast network package
  • Dual program IFB
  • Dual program intercom
  • Wireless IFB
  • Beta SP editing/playback
  • Phones: 4 cell phones, 2 satcell phones
  • 4 inputs for hardline phonelines
  • Fax machine
  • Phone port for laptop
  • Lip mic
  • On board 17.5 KW generator
  • 300 feet of shore cable
  • 1500 feet of A/V cable


Sat-Link Slidelle

Truck 2
Based in Slidell, Louisiana

  • Dual stream digital - two Tandberg E5500 ’s
  • One path of analog
  • MCL 3200 HPA’s
  • Vertex antennae
  • Analog and digital receivers
  • Auto deploy DSS dish - east/west coast network package
  • Leitch router
  • Mackie 1604 audio board
  • Dual program IFB
  • Dual program intercom
  • Wireless iFB
  • Beta SP editing/playback
  • Phones: 4 cell phones, satcell phone
  • 4 inputs for hardline phonelines
  • Fax machine
  • Phone port for laptop
  • 12.5 KW generator
  • 300 feet of shore cable
  • 1500 feet of A/V cable

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SAT-LINK rates
Mileage - $2.00/mile
Day 1: $2,500
Day 2+: $2,250
Hotels: Actual Expense
Tape Feeds: $300 (Discount rate of $200)

Sports Rate
In-State: $2,200 to $1,850
Beyond 150 Miles: $2,500 to $2,200

Standby Rate
$250 per day plus hotel if already on site
and client wants a break between billing days

Discounts available for weekly use

Truck overtime $150 per hour after 10 hours

Cell phones $1.50 per minute
(or actual time charges by prior arrangement)

No extra charge for our truck extras:
Switches, Editors, Wireless IFB, DSS, Lips Mic, Light Kit

For booking and availability call SAT-LINK
(501) 376-1566

Owner: Ron Blome

Operators: Mike Hall in Little Rock, Arkansas
& Terry Jones in Slidell, Louisiana

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