Ampegon to install its first rotatable array antenna at WBCQ

(Source: Radio World via Andrea Borgnino)

Ampegon says it is about to deliver and install its first rotatable shortwave high-power array antenna on the North American continent.

The system, which will be installed WBCQ in the United States, is designed for the transmission of shortwave signals of up to 500 kW, the high-power antenna offers different radiation patterns, an antenna gain of up to 23 dB and uses a technology characterized by a single-shaft structural design.

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7 thoughts on “Ampegon to install its first rotatable array antenna at WBCQ

  1. Samuel Rhine

    Should’ve went with a real ALLISS set up from Thales group. Then he would’ve had better support after he damaged it.

  2. DanH

    Well, maybe. If WBCQ can raise another $16,000 dollars on (hey, it’s trending) to pay for the burn up transmitter then maybe they can raise a couple of million for the new antenna. LOL.

  3. Kire

    Good on WBCQ. I am listening to shortwave right now, enjoying some good music being broadcast from the opposite side of our earth.
    Music that no am/fm station in my neck of the woods would ever play, and no commercials to boot.

  4. Tom Reitzel

    Interesting … Personally, I think WBCQ would be smart to start broadcasting ROBUST DRM as soon as possible. The capabilities of digital shortwave are just tremendous if exploited. It’s GUARANTEED that the forces that implemented “Net Neutrality” via the Internet will try again. OTA digital shortwave broadcasting is one means of circumventing such control while retaining international reach.

      1. Samuel Rhine

        No one, DRM is actually terrible most of the time and requires a high signal level. Plus the digital audio artifacting of sound squeezed into 12 measly kilobits per second is just terrible.


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