The Society of Broadcast Engineers

The Association for Broadcast and Multimedia Technology Professionals

Methods for Colocating with AM Broadcast Antennas

Now Available ON DEMAND

Course Description

The variety of tower-mounted transmission equipment one may encounter these days continues to grow. Wireless telecommunications providers regularly upgrade their transmission systems, STL systems continue to evolve, and various systems with remote radio units (RRUs) are widespread. As local zoning and building restrictions grow more challenging, finding tower space for upgrading or adding equipment can be difficult. AM broadcast transmitter sites are found in most cities nationwide and can often provide the opportunity for co-location on their tower, giving new revenue streams for the AM stations. Care must be taken to properly engineer the addition of new equipment onto AM towers, particularly when the tower uses a base insulator. This webinar will give an overview of the hardware involved in co-locating equipment on AM towers, and the engineering precautions that must be taken to result in a successful co-location.

Bobby CoxAbout Your Instructor – Bobby L. Cox, PhDEE

Bobby L. Cox, PhDEE, is a senior staff engineer with Kintronic Laboratories where he has been employed since 1994. He holds a BSEE 1989, MEE 1991, and PhDEE 1994 from Mississippi State University. His graduate studies specialized in: Classical electromagnetics; computational electromagnetics; signal processing; and communications. At Kintronic Laboratories he is responsible for the design engineering, project management, production details, and testing of hundreds of medium wave (AM) antenna systems, both domestic and international. His work includes: low-, medium- and high-power directional arrays; multiplexed stations; LF and VLF matching networks; custom high-power RF components; co-location of broadcast facilities; and military mobile broadcast antenna systems. He specializes in numerical modeling of unusual antenna configurations.

SBE Recertification Credit

The completion of a webinar from Webinars by SBE qualifies for 1 credit, identified under Category I of the Recertification Schedule for SBE Certifications.

Registration and Pricing 

This webinar will be approximately 90 minutes long.

SBE Members: $62
MemberPlus Members FREE
Non-Members: $92
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If you have questions regarding this course, contact Cathy Orosz via email or by phone at 317-846-9000.

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