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New 1190 Series Directional FM Panel Antenna

This is one element of a new 1193-6CP-DA directional FM panel antenna which includes eighteen 1190 FM panel elements configured as three curtains of six layers (bays) each. The system has completed pattern development and range testing at ERI test range. The next step is to fully assemble and tune the array and then it will be packed and shipped to site.

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James Ruedlinger Honored with Chairman’s Coin Award at NATE UNITE 2019

James Ruedlinger, ERI’s Senior Vice President of Engineering, was one of three honored with the prestigious Chairman’s Coin award at the annual conference of the National Association of Tower Erectors, NATE UNITE 2019, held this week in Grapevine, Texas. The Chairman’s Coin is an award recognizing individuals who have provided excellent dedication and service to the mission of NATE and to encourage continued involvement. See the NATE Press Release for more information:

NATE UNITE 2019 Awards Luncheon Press Release

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KQED Completes 4 Year FM Transmitter Facility Upgrade

KQED(FM) Custom Coaxial Switching and Patch Panel System (Rear View) designed and built by ERI.

KQED(FM)’s Chief Engineer, Larry Wood, authored for Radio Magazine an excellent chronicle of their four-year project to upgrade their transmission plant, which included relocating their transmitter room to a larger space and upgrading the new facility with a new Nautel NV80, combined NV40 FM transmitter. ERI provided a Model CY301-0FM FM Switchless Combiner to Nautel to combine the two NV40 cabinets and provide switching to allow either cabinet to be put on-air. In addition, ERI supplied a custom coaxial patch panel and switching system that provides additional transmitter switching redundancy and 1329Line aluminum outer conductor rigid line for the interior RF plumbing. ERI also designed and manufactured both the Main and Auxiliary KQED(FM) ROTOTILLER® FM antennas.

Larry Wood’s article can be found at the Radio Magazine web site, www.radiomagonline.com: KQED’s Four-Year Renovation Saga Was Worth It.

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ERI Promotes Dave Benco to Vice President, US Sales

Chandler, Indiana – September 29, 2017 – Electronics Research, Inc. has promoted Dave Benco to the position of Vice President, US Sales. He will have responsibility of leading ERI’s US Sales for television and radio antenna, transmission line, and filter products in the United States. In making the announcement Kenny Brown, ERI’s Chief Operating Officer, commented “Dave has demonstrated that he is the right person to lead ERI’s Sales Team. He has a deep understanding of the broadcast market, has established relationships with key customers, and has the knowledge and experience needed to maximize the growth opportunities presented by the FCC Repack of the broadcast television band.”

Benco has over 20 years of experience in terrestrial broadcasting including not only UHF and VHF television, mobile television and distributed transmission systems, but also FM radio, 2.5 GHz MMDS systems and wireless broadband applications. He was an active participant in the ATSC activities surrounding ATSC Mobile DTV. He has been a member of IEEE BTS, AFCCE and has presented at multiple technical conferences and meetings.

Previously Dave served as ERI’s Director of Television Sales. He has also held positions as Strategic Accounts Manager at GatesAir, National Key Account Manager at Rohde & Schwarz and Director of Sales at Axcera. He has also held technical sales positions with Westinghouse Electric Corporation and Indus International. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Penn State University and a Master of Business Administration from Waynesburg College.

Dave can be reached by telephone at +1 (724) 470-4440 or by email at dbenco@eriinc.com.

About Electronics Research, Inc.

Electronics Research, Inc. is a company focused on serving the needs of the terrestrial radio and television broadcasters with antennas, transmission line, RF components, and structural products. The company is focused on providing high quality and sophisticated engineering solutions to customer problems. For more than 75 years, ERI has served the broadcast industry with products and services of the highest quality and dependability.

For More Information Contact:

Bill Harland
Electronics Research, Inc.
Tel: (812) 925-6000×214
Fax: (812) 925-4030
bharland@eriinc.com
Online: www.eriinc.com

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ERI Introduces High Efficiency UHF Band Pass Filter at NABSHOW 2017

Chandler, Indiana – April 18, 2017 – Electronics Research, Inc. will introduce a new high power UHF DTV Mask Filter at the upcoming NABSHOW 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Las Vegas Convention Center, April 24 to 27.

The UF35000 is an innovative tunable, high efficiency, waveguide UHF band pass filter. The power handling capability is 25 kW average power with convection cooling. Power handling is increased to 35 kW average power with the addition of forced air cooling and increases to 50 kW for the liquid cooled version. The filter is tunable and exceptionally efficient. The filter is constructed of lightweight silver plated aluminum. The design incorporates a unique system that allows the size of the individual cavities within the filter to be precisely adjusted to achieve resonance. This unique approach simplifies the filter construction, promotes reliability, and contributes to the low insertion loss.

In addition to the unique cavity construction all UF Series band pass filters include multiple cross couplings are provided to increase rejection of transmitter out of band emissions. Six and eight pole designs are available for 8-VSB, ISDB-T and other COFDM applications. Input and output connections are 3-1/8 inch, 4-1/16 inch or 6-1/8 inch, 50 ohm, flanged or unflanged.

ERI can provide the UF35000 as a part of a complete RF system. ERI manufactures a broad array of accessory products including directional couplers, coaxial patch panels, motorized coaxial and waveguide switches, liquid cooled RF loads, adjustable fine matchers and low pass filters. These accessory components can be assembled into systems that include support frames suitable for floor or ceiling mounted applications.

Visit ERI in booth number C2030 at the NABSHOW in Las Vegas April 24 to 27. For more information contact ERI at sales@eriinc.com or by telephone +1 (812) 925-6000.

About Electronics Research, Inc.

For more than 70 years, ERI has served the broadcast industry with products and services of the highest quality and dependability. Our dedicated staff of engineers, drafters, fabricators, project managers, and installers deliver products to meet all of your broadcast transmission needs, both RF and structural. We take pride in contributing to your success by offering the best broadcast antennas, filters and combiners, transmission line, and towers.

For More Information Contact:

Bill Harland
Electronics Research, Inc.
Tel: (812) 925-6000×214
E-mail: bharland@eriinc.com
Online: www.eriinc.com