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A New FM Site and Antenna for WSEW

Station aims for improved quality and coverage with Dielectric antenna

Dielectric FM antenna for WSEW
Four of the six bays are shown during installation.

From Radio World’s Who’s Buying What page: WSEW(FM) in Maine will soon operate from a fresh tower site that includes a six-bay Dielectric DCR-H FM antenna with radome.

It’s shown here with four bays up during installation.

The site is across the border in Barrington, N.H., and will go live early next year.

The noncom Christian station is relocating from a tower site in Sanford, Maine, in order to improve signal strength and reach more people including listeners in Manchester, Nashua and Portsmouth, according to a press release from Dielectric.

Ron Malone is president of the licensee, Word Radio.

“WSEW’s market penetration was previously limited with the use of a log-periodic antenna system solution using linear, slant polarization,” Dielectric stated.

“In addition to the advantages of circular polarization, the side-mounted, six-bay antenna will have a prime position on the 400-foot tower to maximize coverage, with its center of radiation at 287 feet above ground level.”

The tower at the new site is owned by Vertical Bridge. Malone was quoted saying the project is intended to resolve issues that the station has had with multipath and occasional dropouts.

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