Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Antenna boost for BBG

The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) has awarded Thomson for the supply of a rotatable shortwave antenna system for their Kuwait station. The new system will enhance the coverage and flexibility and provide for reduction in maintenance and operating costs.
Scope of supply includes design, delivery and installation of the rotatable shortwave antenna type HP-RCA 2/2 (High Performance Rotatable Curtain Array), including high band and low band antenna, rigid dipole, balun, foundation design and service works.
The design of the new rotatable shortwave antenna is based on the Thomson rotatable curtain array 4/4. The 2/2 system is optimized for near distant coverage up to 4000 km in analog AM or digital DRM modes and features highest flexibility (rotatable system), high antenna gain, cost-efficient operation and low life cycle costs due to easy maintainability.
BBG is an independent agency of the United States government responsible for all non-military, international broadcasting sponsored by the U.S. government. BBG has a good customer relationship with Thomson, based on a long history of past performance in strategic broadcast projects.
(Radio News via Rachel Baughn)