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High Performance AM Radio Antenna
(HPR.0990)
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High Power plus High Efficiency
This high performance AM radio antenna offers communication professionals the ability to establish an AM broadcast signal capable of reaching greater distances than before possible with antennas of similar design. Fully twice as efficient as comparable antennas, this high capacity antenna is compact and light-weight, making it easy to ship and install. It is also competitively priced.
Frequency Range Users
Different versions of the antenna's design allow it to function on any AM frequency in the 530 to 1710 kHz range. Field tests prove that this antenna is capable of handling hundreds of watts, producing a coverage pattern that can exceed 20 miles in radius. Common users are emergency managers and associated amateur radio operators who want to reach their publics during times when power, other communications and internet services are compromised. Commercial broadcasters can also benefit by using the High Performance AM Radio Antenna to keep their AM stations on the air temporarily at low power following calamities. And amateur radio enthusiasts who want a solution for special applications that can be installed in confined spaces will benefit.
Travelers' Information Station licensees can easily upgrade to the HPR.0990 Antenna because a similar mounting format. The antenna’s efficiency will allow a 10-watt signal to be produced that is two to four times that of the standard antenna, depending on frequency. A waiver is required from the FCC if the station’s field intensity would exceed 2.0 mV/m at 1.5 km (0.93 mile).

When utilized in higher-wattage applications As a higher wattage antenna as part of the RadioSAFE System, an emergency Special Temporary Authority (STA) from the FCC is required. See our Licensing Serivces webpage.

Engineering for the required waivers and STA’s can be supplied by Information Station Specialists.
Specifications
  • Power: up to 300 watts - 50 ohms.
  • Frequency range: 470 kHz to 1800 kHz.
  • Type: center-loaded, bottom-fed vertical, whip-type antenna with capacitive hat. Omni directional. Anodized black aluminum finish. Adjustable tuning. Guying ring.
  • Radiation efficiency: at 45' tip height above ground on a 20’ metal support pole with 50’ 32-element groundplane (or Unirod grounding), varies from 54 mV/m/km (530 kHz) to 160 mV/m/km (1700 kHz).
  • Bandwidth varies with frequency (3:1 SWR): 530 kHz: 6 kHz. 1700 kHz: greater than 10 kHz.
  • Temperature endurance: -40°C to 85°C.
  • Wind endurance: minimum 100 miles per hour minimum. Additional wind endurance with the addition of guy wires.
  • Weight of the complete antenna varies with frequency from 27 lbs. (1700 kHz) to 40 lbs (530 kHz).
  • 4 Sections. Overall assembled length varies with frequency and tip extension required. Typical: 530 kHz; 385” (32‘). 1700 kHz; 354” (29.5’). Includes assembly hardware.
  • Recommended separation from buildings and structures: 100’ or equal to the height of the structure, whichever is greater.
  • Available options include matching transformer and lightning arrestor, coaxial cable and feedlines, guying kits, masts with insulators, fully assembled groundplanes and unirods.
  • RF exposure separation: 1 meter minimum recommended for both occupational and controlled environments.
   
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