Kathrein Presents a New Generation of UHF Broadcast Antennas

Kathrein has extended its portfolio of broadcast antennas. The new “Cavity Slot Antenna” series combines easy connection options with a high broadband flexibility. This type of antenna will be centre stage at the Kathrein stand at the IBC, Europe’s largest broadcasting convention held in Amsterdam from 8 to 12 September.

The Cavity Slot Antenna family includes different types for low, medium and high transmitting powers and features low reflection characteristics. Its compact design ensures low weight and low wind load. This allows for easy installation at the transmitter stations. “Broadcast providers will get an efficient and economical broadband antenna solution for transmitting digital TV channels in the entire UHF range from 470 to 790 MHz”, explains Wolfgang Niedhammer, Director Sales and Marketing, Broadcast Antennas, at Kathrein.

The antenna is horizontally polarised and, due to its cardioid horizontal diagram, ideal for directional radiation into a coverage area. The integrated null fill prevents coverage gaps in the immediate vicinity of the transmitting site. Several antennas can be mounted on top of each other to achieve an even higher antenna gain. Kathrein will start delivering the new antennas to customers in the last quarter of 2016.

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