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mapperuo128 posts since 20 Feb 2016
STV North Reporting Scotland
Seem like Sky News have ditched their SIS branded trucks, used to see SIS 48-51 on 16e all the time but now it's just 'Ranger' labelled testcards which I believe are the smaller none branded 4x4 vans - More cost savings for Sky News?


They are starting to use SIS again, presumably just as a stop gap during General Election.
Ste943 posts since 22 Jun 2001
Granada BBC World
Seem like Sky News have ditched their SIS branded trucks, used to see SIS 48-51 on 16e all the time but now it's just 'Ranger' labelled testcards which I believe are the smaller none branded 4x4 vans - More cost savings for Sky News?


They are starting to use SIS again, presumably just as a stop gap during General Election.


Are the SIS ones with the ID SN02 SN01 etc? Still on the same 11129, 11151, 11140, 11164 , 11175 etc?
mapperuo128 posts since 20 Feb 2016
STV North Reporting Scotland
Seem like Sky News have ditched their SIS branded trucks, used to see SIS 48-51 on 16e all the time but now it's just 'Ranger' labelled testcards which I believe are the smaller none branded 4x4 vans - More cost savings for Sky News?


They are starting to use SIS again, presumably just as a stop gap during General Election.


Are the SIS ones with the ID SN02 SN01 etc? Still on the same 11129, 11151, 11140, 11164 , 11175 etc?


SN02 and SN01 are Skys, they have SN04 as well, Not seen a 3. SIS 80 was on today and yeh same frequencies.
thegeek4,060 posts since 1 Jan 2002
London London
Here's SN02 in the wild. I like the fact that they've left the truck unbranded but then left a rather obvious clue as to who operates it. (You may need to zoom in to see it)
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They're not the only ones to identify the uplink by its numberplate: I think I've seen this Arqiva truck identify itself as S300 on its colour bars:
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(Also: the former SISlive OB truck commissioned by ESPN for their Premier League coverage had the registration E5 PNP, and Timeline TV's UHD1 has the registration T1 UHD. I'll stop now.)
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thegeek4,060 posts since 1 Jan 2002
London London
Looks like it may be their unit 13 now: http://linksbroadcast.com/equipment

I took a picture of the Arqiva van because it was parked round the corner from my flat, in a spot where I'd previously seen a SIS van. Turns out that a freelance engineer lived there, and would bring them home before a dead early shift. (I know this because I've subsequently started working with him!)
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