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Mark Long, our satellite Guru

Mark E. Long: is a recognized expert on global satellite communications technologies. He is the author of twelve technical books and reference manuals as well as several thousand online news reports and in-depth feature articles running the gamut for wireless to satellite and broadband to enterprise I.T. technologies.

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A long-time commercial and amateur radio operator (WA4LXC), Mark was the transmitter manager for WUTZ FM, Summertown, Tennessee, during the late 1970s and served as shipboard radio operator on the Greenpeace flagship 'Rainbow Warrior' during the early 1980s. As Telecommunication Supervisor at Solar Electronics International, he developed two-way solar powered telecommunications systems for rural applications, designed satellite TV receivers, and prototyped radiation detection equipment marketed under the 'Nukebuster' and 'Radiation Alert' brand names.


Prior to forming MLE INC, the Author served as Technical Editor at Satellite Orbit magazine, U.S. Bureau Chief at Satellite World magazine, satellite columnist at Popular Communications magazine, and Contributing Editor to Satellite Direct, TVRO Dealer, Orbit Video, and Satellite Retailer magazines. He has also served twice as Master of Ceremonies for the national conventions of the Satellite Broadcasting Communication Association in the United States and hosted Asia's first regional conferences on home satellite TV technology which were held in Thailand during 1993 and 1994.

Books authored or co-authored by Mark Long include:


The Digital Satellite TV Handbook

The Big Dummy's Guide to CB Radio

The Big Dummy's Guide to British CB Radio

The World of Satellite TV

The Down to Earth Guide to Satellite TV

The World Satellite Almanac (first 3 editions)

The Ku-band Satellite Handbook

The World of CB Radio

The World of Home Video Entertainment

The World Satellite Annual (1990, 1991 and 1993 editions)

The Inclined Orbit Satellite Tracking Guidebook

The Asia/Pacific Satellite Business Directory (1994/95 edition)



In addition to his work as author, editor and publisher, Mark Long has provided consulting services to telecommunication companies throughout the world, including:



Comsat Corporation

Coopers and Lybrandt

The U.S. Naval Academy

The U.S. Information Agency

Mawarid Electronics (Saudi Arabia)

Measat Broadcast Network Systems (Malaysia)

The Billy Graham Evangelical Association



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