ERI/IRTE UHF Panel Antenna Systems

Electronics Research, Inc. and IRTE-ITECH have a long history of collaboration in the sale of UHF panel antenna systems in North America. As the FCC completes its first Incentive Auction to reclaim spectrum for Wireless Services and many US television stations are about to begin the process of relocating to newly assigned operating channels ERI and IRTE have reinvigorated their partnership.

Characteristics

  • Product Line
    ETU UHF Panel Antenna Systems
  • Product Series
    ETU Series
  • Frequency Range
    470 - 862 MHz
  • Multiplexed Versions Available
    Yes
  • Broadband Applications
    Yes
  • Maximum Power Rating
    As required

ERI/IRTE UHF Panel Antenna Systems

Electronics Research, Inc. and IRTE-ITECH have a long history of collaboration in the sale of UHF panel antenna systems in North America. As the FCC completes its first Incentive Auction to reclaim spectrum for Wireless Services and many US television stations are about to begin the process of relocating to newly assigned operating channels ERI and IRTE have reinvigorated their partnership.

IRTE will supply ERI with its high quality I230EH, I230H-HP, and I230EC UHF panel elements and power dividers that ERI will integrate into complete panel antenna systems at its US facility. This arrangement allows for the panel elements and power dividers to be shipped in bulk from the IRTE factory in Italy and provides customers with antenna systems that are assembled and tested by ERI, with a long history as a supplier of broadcast RF and structural systems. The customer will be provided with support spines and mounting structures fabricated in the US by ERI, an AISC certified fabricator while reducing shipping costs. ERI will maintain a stock of IRTE manufactured panel elements and power dividers for use in completed assemblies as well as for any replacement components that may be required for after-sale support, with quick shipment of repair parts for any critical or off-the-air emergencies.

Features/Benefits

  • Covers the entire UHF television band
  • Frequency range from 470 to 860 MHz
  • Single or multiple channel arrays
  • Standard & High Power Versions Available
  • Horizontally, elliptically, and circularly polarized systems available (including variable polarization arrays)

Ordering Information

Prior to shipment to the site, each antenna is factory assembled, tuned, and tested. Experienced ERI technicians are available to supervise field assembly and installation.

Type Number Definition

ETU-a U b -c P d e - f
  • ESR
    ERI STINGRAY
  • a
    Number of Bays
  • U
    UHF
  • b
    Beam Tilt: increments of 0.25 degrees e.g. 0=0.00, 1=0.25, 2=0.50
  • c
    Polarization H = Horizontal | E = Elliptical | C = Circular | V= Variable
  • d
    Number of Panels Around
  • e
    Azimuth Pattern
  • f
    Channel(s)

Mounting Information

Complete System Capabilities

ERI’s ability to design and fabricate structural components and the company’s manufactured transmission line products and RF components gives the company unique abilities to provide panel antenna systems as turnkey packages. The company services can also include delivery, off-loading, antenna and transmission line installation, and system acceptance testing. ERI also has a staff of structural engineers that can provide complete tower analysis services and design and manufacture any required tower reinforcement material and the associated installation services.

ERI approaches the opportunity to provide television panel antenna systems as custom applications of its standard manufactured product. Every customer requirement is reviewed individually and a suitable combination of components is assembled and proposed in order to best meet individual needs and application requirements. Contact ERI to have a system configured for your unique and special requirements.

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ERI/IRTE UHF Panel System Overview

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Electronics Research, Inc. and IRTE-ITECH have a long history of collaboration in the sale of UHF panel antenna systems in North America. As the FCC completes its first Incentive Auction to reclaim spectrum for Wireless Services and many US television stations are about to begin the process of relocating to newly assigned operating channels ERI and IRTE have reinvigorated their partnership.