RFS in Irish Upgrade

RTÉ Transmission Network Ltd. is upgrading the Irish national FM radio transmission infrastructure with the help of Radio Frequency Systems.
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RTÉ Transmission Network Ltd. (RTÉ NL) is upgrading the Irish national FM radio transmission infrastructure with the help of Radio Frequency Systems (RFS).

Phase one of the project, covering Clermont Carn, Kippure and Mount Leinster, was completed in August 2006. The rest of the sites will be finished by year-end 2007.

RFS is supplying two five-channel CA Series FM balanced combiner systems for each of the sites. They can be tuned to any frequency in VHF band II and offer 25 kW per narrowband input.

"Although the systems supplied to RTÉ NL are based on standard combiner modules, they have been modified to integrate transmitter input switching units to save space," stated Dave Thickett, RFS European sales director for broadcast and defense systems. "These allow the transmitter signal to be switched between the combiner and a test load."

New or upgraded separate RF output switch frames were supplied for all six sites, too. The output switch frames incorporate the RFS MS Series RF monitor, a microprocessor-based system with touchscreen for monitoring forward/reflected transmitter power and displaying switch configurations.

The upgrade project is being carried out in conjunction with installation partner In House Technologies and transmitter manufacturer Ecreso.

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