ALP UCS Series Low and Medium Power Circularly Polarized Antenna For UHF Television Applications

The ALP UCS Series Side Mount Low and Medium Power Circularly Polarized Antennas, for UHF television and Mobile Media applications, are lightweight, low windload, and easily installed which reduces installation time and costs. The UCS Series ALP antennas offer the quality and performance needed to improve coverage and maintain competitiveness in today’s broadcast marketplace.

Characteristics

  • Product Line
    ALP
  • Product Series
    UCS Series
  • Frequency Range
    470 - 862 MHz
  • Multiplexed Versions Available
    Yes
  • Broadband Applications
    No
  • Polarization
    Elliptical | Circular
  • Maximum Power Rating
    28 kW

The ERI ALP Series II antennas deliver the versatility, power, and reliability that are the keys to success in today’s competitive broadcast marketplace. For full-power stations transitioning to DTV, ALP antennas offer field-proven solutions. Broadcasters with medium power requirements can benefit from this antenna’s lightweight, low windloads, and easy installation which provide reductions in installation time and costs.

For Low Power Television (LPTV) stations the new, higher power handling capabilities of the ALP UHF antennas make them the ideal choice for the higher ERPs now allowed for LPTV stations and translator facilities. The ALP antennas offer the quality and performance needed to improve coverage and maintain competitiveness in today’s broadcast marketplace.

Features/Benefits

  • All CCIR bands IV/V channels available
  • Lightweight/low wind load
  • Easy to install with less expense
  • Slot covered for environmental protection: long life, low maintenance, and reliability (full radome enclosure available)
  • Power ratings up to 28 kW (peak)/ 12 kW 8VSB available
  • Customized patterns optimizes coverage for your market area
  • Wide selection of "off the shelf" patterns with simplified application process
  • Patterns measured at factory for reliable performance in the field and superior coverage

Type Number Definition

ALP a b c -d S e -f
  • ALP
    ERI ALP Series II
  • a
    Number of Bays: 4, 8, 12, 16, 24, 32
  • b
    Power: L=Low | M=Medium
  • c
    Beam Tilt (degrees): 1=0.00, 2 = 0.50, 3 = 0.75, 4 = 1.00, 5 = 1.25, 6 = 1.50, 7 = 1.75, 8 = 2.00, 9 = 2.25, 10 = 2.50, 11 = 2.75, 12 = 3.00
  • d
    Polarization: H=Horizontal, E=Elliptical, C=Circular
  • S
    Sidemount
  • e
    Azimuth Pattern: O, OC, W, WR, E, ER, M, MR, N, NR, P, PR, H, B, BR, or T
  • f
    Channel Number: US Channels = 14 to 69, European Channels = 14E to 69E, Australian Channels = 14A to 69A

Mounting Information

All ALP Series UHF television antennas are shipped with 15-inch stand off brackets for mounting on poles or tower legs from 1.5-inches to 7.5-inches OD. Stand off support pipes, face mount brackets, and mounts for larger diameter poles are available from ERI as optional items.

  • Bays
    Mounting Brackets Required
  • 4
    2
  • 8
    3
  • 12
    4
  • 16
    5
  • 24
    7
  • 32
    9

Recent Publications

ALP Series II Low and Medium Power UHF Television Antennas
ALP Series II Low and Medium Power UHF Television Antennas Brochure

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Azimuth Patterns

  • Type:-ALP-E
  • Code:-E ( Extended )
  • Directivity:-1.86 numeric | 2.70 dB
  • PDF File
  • Type:-ALP-M
  • Code:-M ( Medium )
  • Directivity:-2.54 numeric | 4.05 dB
  • PDF File
  • Type:-ALP-N
  • Code:-N ( Narrow )
  • Directivity:-3.77 numeric | 5.76 dB
  • PDF File
  • Type:-ALP-O
  • Code:-O ( )
  • Directivity:-1.00 numeric | 0.00 dB
  • PDF File
  • Type:-ALP-OC
  • Code:-OC ( )
  • Directivity:-1.70 numeric | 2.30 dB
  • PDF File
  • Type:-ALP-P
  • Code:-P ( )
  • Directivity:-1.88 numeric | 2.74 dB
  • PDF File
  • Type:-ALP-W
  • Code:-W ( Wide Omnidirectional )
  • Directivity:-1.56 numeric | 1.93 dB
  • PDF File

Elevation Patterns

  • Type-ALP4L1
  • Directivity-Main Lobe: 4.58 numeric | 6.61 dBd
  • -Horizontal: 4.58 numeric | 6.61 dBd
  • Beam Tilt-0.00 °
  • Polarization-Horizontal and Vertical
  • PDF File
  • Type-ALP8L1
  • Directivity-Main Lobe: 9.05 numeric | 9.57 dBd
  • -Horizontal: 9.00 numeric | 9.54 dBd
  • Beam Tilt--0.25 °
  • Polarization-Horizontal and Vertical
  • PDF File
  • Type-ALP12L2
  • Directivity-Main Lobe: 12.64 numeric | 11.02 dBd
  • -Horizontal: 11.84 numeric | 10.73 dBd
  • Beam Tilt:--0.50 °
  • Polarization:-Horizontal and Vertical
  • PDF File
  • Type:-ALP16L2
  • Directivity-Main Lobe: 16.59 numeric | 12.20 dBd
  • -Horizontal: 15.13 numeric | 11.80 dBd
  • Beam Tilt--0.50 °
  • Polarization-Horizontal and Vertical
  • PDF File
  • Type-ALP24L3
  • Directivity-Main Lobe: 25.21 numeric | 14.02 dBd
  • -Horizontal: 12.92 numeric | 11.11 dBd
  • Beam Tilt--0.75 °
  • Polarization-Horizontal and Vertical
  • PDF File
  • Type-ALP32L3
  • Directivity-Main Lobe: 31.93 numeric | 15.04 dBd
  • -Horizontal: 11.65 numeric | 10.66 dBd
  • Beam Tilt--0.75 °
  • Polarization-Horizontal and Vertical
  • PDF File

The ALP UCS Series Side Mount Low and Medium Power Circularly Polarized Antennas, for UHF television and Mobile Media applications, are lightweight, low windload, and easily installed which reduces installation time and costs. The UCS Series ALP antennas offer the quality and performance needed to improve coverage and maintain competitiveness in today’s broadcast marketplace.