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Dielectric Antenna Tops an Upgrade for Radio One

Dielectric Antenna Tops an Upgrade for Radio One

Dielectric Communications said Radio One in Philly has installed a new antenna system to transmit broadcasts from WRNB(FM).
Dielectric provided a directional, top-mount single-bay antenna plus transmission lines and a custom beacon assembly. The station has incorporated the antenna onto the spire of One Liberty Place without exceeding its current height limitation. It’s the tallest building in the city. The station’s community of license is Pennsauken, N.J.
Dielectric said the antenna radiates signals at lower angles to provide the most signal power at street level and not overshoot nearby office buildings. The antenna went on the air in June. Mike DePolo is chief engineer for the Philadelphia market. Installation assistance was from Don Train of Train’s Towers and Radio One VP of Engineering John Mathews.
The spire at the top of the building obliged the designers to create a custom assembly and top-mount antenna. Consultant Mark Humphrey said the primary objective was to expand the range and audience without increasing the overall height of the spire. The directional antenna protects a neighboring station to the southwest.