Definitions for "Spot Beam"
A focused antenna pattern sent to a limited geographical area. Spot beams are used by domestic satellites to deliver certain transponder signals to geographically well defined areas. Spot beams offer the potential of spectrum re-use; the same bands of frequency can be used with different spotbeams. This is particularly useful in the multimedia satellite environment.
This is a tightly focused antenna pattern that is sent to a limited geographical area, such as Hawaii or other easily definable area.
The coverage area of a satellite's broadcast on the Earth's surface. Several spot beams are sometimes used to differentiate between geographic areas.
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a often used term now, and it affects what local stations you can possibly receive