ETSI - EN 301 430
Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Harmonised Standard for Satellite News Gathering Transportable Earth Stations (SNG TES) operating in the 11 GHz to 12 GHz/13 GHz to 14 GHz frequency bands covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the Directive 2014/53/EU
|Publication Date:||1 February 2016|
The present document applies to Satellite News Gathering (SNG) Transportable Earth Stations (TESs) which have the following characteristics:
• the SNG TESs are designed for Satellite News Gathering (SNG) which can be either an unforeseen or preplanned activity;
• SNG TES is capable of transmitting television signals and associated audio or programme audio only towards a satellite positioned on the geostationary orbit. The modulation method may be either analogue or digital. Such transmissions are point-to-point or point-to-multipoint but not for general broadcast reception;
• the SNG TESs are designed for relocation at any time to a different fixed operating location but are not intended to operate during the relocation period. The SNG TESs can be either vehicle mounted or packed for transportation. The SNG TESs considered in the present document are those designed to operate whilst stationary;
• the SNG TESs are operating in the following bands allocated to the Fixed Satellite Services (FSS):
- 10,70 GHz to 11,70 GHz (space-to-earth, shared);
- 12,50 GHz to 12,75 GHz (space-to-earth, exclusive);
- 12,75 GHz to 13,25 GHz (earth-to-space, shared);
- 13,75 GHz to 14,25 GHz (earth-to-space, exclusive);
- 14,25 GHz to 14,50 GHz (earth-to-space, shared).
• frequencies could be selected from through the entire frequency range or be restricted to a range completely enclosed within those bands. These bands are partly shared between FSS and Fixed Service (FS);
• at present the ITU Radio Regulations  restrict the use of the 13,75 GHz to 14,00 GHz band to earth stations having an antenna diameter of 4,5 m or greater and having a transmitting EIRP between 68 dBW and 85 dBW;
• the SNG TESs use linear polarization;
• the SNG TESs operate through a geostationary satellite at least 3° away from any other geostationary satellite operating in the same frequency band and covering the same area;
• the SNG TES antenna diameter does not exceed 5 m, or equivalent corresponding aperture;
• the SNG TESs are designed for attended operation.
The present document applies to the SNG TES with its ancillary equipment and its various terrestrial ports, and when operated within the boundary limits of the operational environmental profile declared by the applicant.
The present document is intended to cover the provisions of Directive 2014/53/EU  (RE Directive) Article 3.2, which states that "… radio equipment shall be so constructed that it both effectively uses and supports the efficient use of radio spectrum in order to avoid harmful interference."
In addition to the present document, other ENs that specify technical requirements in respect of essential requirements under other parts of Article 3 of the Directive 2014/53/EU ) may apply to equipment within the scope of the present document.
NOTE: A list of such ENs is included on the ETSI web site.