Sacramento, CA â€“ Jampro Antennas, headquartered in Sacramento, California, recently provided CBC/Radio Canada's Camp Fortune, Quebec tower with a uniquely configured 32-Bay UHF Broadband slot antenna system. The Jampro model JA/MS-BB Broadband antenna was custom designed for CBC to provide 150 MHz of bandwidth, something unheard of with slot technology. Camp Fortune is a commercial ski centre located in the Gatineau Hills near Downtown Ottawa, Ontario.
Jampro president Alex M. Perchevitch commented on the shipment, "The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has been a long-time Jampro customer and we were delighted to address this special engineering request to meet their broadcast requirement for a single cost-effective solution. The Broadband Slot meant CBC could avoid costly Tower re-enforcement. The challenge of providing a system with such bandwidth and yet minimizing weight and windloading at a fraction of what a typical UHF panel array would impose on a tower has made our Broadband Slot solution a very attractive and cost effective alternative. Jampro also provided its patch panel/power splitter system and related RF components to support the antenna."
Jamproâ€™s JA/MS-BB UHF slot antenna is one of the company's legendary Prostar series, which are economical alternatives to buying, installing and maintaining multiple antennas. Ruggedly constructed of marine brass, copper, aluminum and Teflon, the JA/MS is ideal for Camp Fortune's harsh Canadian winters. In this case, JA/MS-BB provided a single, compact solution that conserved tower space and minimized wind loading.
From its head office in Ottawa, CBC/Radio-Canada operates 82 radio stations and 27 television stations across the country. In 1952 the first CBC/Radio-Canada television broadcasts began in Montreal (bilingual) and Toronto (English). Internationally, CBC/Radio-Canada News has over a dozen foreign bureaus, offering the most extensive and in-depth coverage of any Canadian media organization.
Jampro Antennas Inc., established to answer the need for quality broadcast systems at a reasonable price, is a leading supplier of antennas, combiners & filters and RF components for every application in the broadcast industry. Reputed for innovation and customization, Jampro builds each system to the specifications of the individual broadcaster. From the first system delivered in 1954 to those installed today, the Company is committed to consistent performance and quality founded on solid engineering. Today, over 25,000 broadcasters worldwide benefit from the quality and performance provided by Jampro systems. Additional information on JAMPRO can be obtained at www.jampro.com.
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