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Published on May 29, 2013
September 3, 1984-Nashville Opryland convention center. Home satellite TV (TVRO) annual major conference of the year; more than 10,000 in attendance. On October 18, 1979 the FCC decided home dish systems no longer required a federal license so nearly 5 years later, a "TVRO Fifth Birthday Party"! It was a video extravaganza, duly recorded, expanded, and then broadcast October 18, 1984 on two satellite transponders. The almost-two-hour television version has been broken into 9 segments and will be available here in sequence; this is #6 of 9. You dig deeper by going to www.bobcooper.tv, or directly to Amazon.com to show a listing for "Television's Pirates: Hiding behind your picture tube". Also see http://youtu.be/qSpxKjtQdlg for "C-Band Remembered" video slide show encapsulating 1979-1986 in the Big Ugly Dish (BUD) days of glory. This edition features the first-ever demonstration of small dish (home system) reception of an Intelsat service (February 1980; Miami SPTS), and Canadian remote area television pioneer David Brough. Further web information on the first-ever-Intelsat can be found at http://theoldcatvequipmentmuseum.org/... in the April 1980 edition of CSD/Coop's Satellite Digest. Further web information on David Brough ("The Pirate of Pickle Lake") can be found at http://theoldcatvequipmentmuseum.org/... in the March 1979 edition of CATJ/Community Antenna Television Journal.