Dielectric will be exhibiting at booth C2613
Dielectric will come to the 2018 NAB Show having issued initial technical proposals to 917 of the 987 repack-affected stations, many of those stations receiving auxiliary as well as main antenna proposals.
Designed with repack-affected broadcasters in mind, Dielectric’s latest UHF and VHF TV antennas cover power levels from 1 kW to 240 kW, ensuring a solution for every broadcaster. Dielectric will highlight the company’s broad range of antenna types, including: high-power and low-power, broadband, narrow-band, center-fed and end-fed designs. Products on display include the company’s most recent innovations, now shipping:
- The TFU-WB, a low-cost, side-mount, UHF full band pylon antenna designed for higher voltage handling capabilities that also offers 75% less windload, lower overall weight, and cost-efficiency in contrast to traditional broadband arrays. Post-repack, TFU-WB antennas can serve as an auxiliary array or in a Single-Frequency Network (SFN). The array is available in either HPOL or EPOL.
- A new lightweight aluminum, top-mount version of Dielectric’s TFU-GTH Series UHF slot antenna, offering an “electrically center-fed” design that provides superior frequency response across a single or dual channel; and a VSWR rating of 1.08: 1 across the channel for optimal RF performance. It is also available as an end-fed design when a site requires increased beam tilt to serve the population. The end-fed design eases the manufacturing and test time required at the factory.
- Dielectric’s latest tunable RF filters—waveguide-designed for exceptional power rating up to 60 kW and air-cooled for operational efficiency. Higher power options are available in CIF (constant impedance filters) configurations.
- Custom-tailored transmission line and components to ensure a strong possible signal transmission from tower sites.
Dielectric has to date won over 300 repack antenna orders. The company expects to manufacture and ship more than 1,300 UHF antennas and 80 miles of rigid transmission line over the course of the repack period.
“With the opening of our new 33,000 square foot Lewiston, Maine manufacturing facility, and our freshly optimized engineering, design and production workflow, we’re well positioned to build and deliver whatever custom-designed antenna systems our customers need, ahead of their spectrum repack deadlines,” said Jay Martin, Vice President of Sales for Dielectric. “Our message at NAB is that Dielectric has the capacity to accommodate any level of repack business, and without limiting broadcasters to a specific few antenna designs. Our philosophy is to provide broadcasters the optimal antenna solution for their unique market requirements.”