DCR-T Antennas Offer Greater Cost-Efficiency for Low-Power FM and HD Radio

Our circularly-polarized Powerlite DCR-T ring-style antenna now offers the directional signal control required by many lower power FM and FM translator stations. It also comes with proof of performance documentation that substantiates the specifications required by a station’s FCC authorization.

More importantly, it reduces antenna costs and production lead times and significantly reduces the cost of the FCC proof of performance data required to confirm directional pattern compliance.. For translators, simulation is a cost effective accepted method. For all other full power stations, scale modeling is required for directional proof of performance.

With its stable axial ratio independent of impedance tuning, the DCR-T’s ring-style design is an ideal platform on which to add directional signal control. And given our current level of production efficiency, each unit can be delivered—along with the FCC proof of performance—in weeks instead of months.

The DCR-T offers a field-proven design that optimizes engineering quality and flexibility. And its broadband capability offers sufficient bandwidth to accommodate HD radio signals alongside analog FM, with simple, in-field channel adjustments should channels change.

This latest ring-style antenna is also lightweight, with a robust structure and low windload, which increases long-term reliability, simplifies maintenance, and reduces stress on tower and/or building structures. It also offers an optional radome for use in regions affected by snow and ice.

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