Word Test 223

Improve Your Vocabulary

There is nothing more important in life than being able to master the power of communication. A good vocabulary is a like driving a car with rocket fuel instead of leaded gasoline. Words can power your career into high gear and increase your understanding of others.

From 2002-2014 we posted our Word of the Day and subsequently our Weekend Word Tests for 650 Consecutive Weeks or 12 ½ years, to help our viewers improve and expand their vocabulary. If you are serious about improving your vocabulary, our Word Test Library will challenge you to learn words you may never have known existed.

For the Week ending 06/02/06

Directions: Choose the word that matches with the definition and appropriately fits into the blank space in the sentence.

These satellites appear as if they are not moving, as they orbit the Earth 22,300 miles above the Equator and rotate at the same relative speed and direction as the Earth's surface.

_______ are used to broadcast TV signals back to dishes and receivers around the globe.

Band of frequencies from 19 to 30 Ghz (billion cycles per second) that are used by DirecTV, Dish Network and WildBlue along with others, for HDTV, MPEG4, Broadband Internet and general data. This provides faster data transfer rates which is needed for MPEG4.

The _______ has enabled the Satellite TV companies to offer HDTV with greater efficiency.

Refers to the location of satellites around the globe. Their are 6 main slots used for DBS TV. Echostar uses 61.5, 110. 119, 129 and 148 for their satellite TV services. DirecTV uses 101, 110 and 119 for their satellite TV service. A DISH 500 systems can receive signals from 119 and 110 simultaneously. To receive DISH programming from 61.5, 129 or 148 you will need a second dish. DirecTV uses a Oval dish to receive signals from 101, 110 and 119.

Dish Network uses the DISH 500 receiver systems to retrieve signals from _______.

The loss of signal from the satellite during a heavy rain. This happens more or less to all DBS systems. The loss of signal is usually for only a few minutes. This event can occur even if it is not raining at the viewing location. A large black thunderhea

_______ is one of Cable TV's strongest selling points verses Satellite TV.

This event occurs when a satellite dish is looking at a satellite, and the sun passes behind the satellite and within the field of view of the dish antenna. These events can be exactly predicted as to the timing for each site. The outage occurs during the

It's always best to know in advance when a _______ will occur in your area.

We would like to thank Dr. Andrew Jamieson, MD, of Vancouver, Washington for his articulate contribution of words he supplied for the many years he served as our "eHappyLife Word Specialist."