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Dielectric Boosts VHF Portfolio for TV Spectrum Repack

RAYMOND, MAINE—With the TV spectrum repack on the horizon, Dielectric has unveiled a new broadband delivery system that offers a tunable, bandwidth-efficient option to high-band VHF broadcasters. The system includes a slotted, sidemount antenna and compact RF filter that supports single- and multi-channel TV operations.


The TLSV-BB is Dielectric’s new antenna, featuring a stripline slot design to simplify frequency tuning across the VHF band. This allows two or more broadcasters to be supported from a shared site. The antenna can also lower wind load up to 75 percent.

Dielectric’s new filter, the MT6E6-4K tunable VHF filter, allows broadcasters sharing sites or transmitting more than one VHF channel improved efficiency. The filter features a compensated resonator design that filters one or more channels through the same architecture. It also features a compact, folded design with flexible options for floor, ceiling or cabinet-mounted installations.

This new delivery system is designed for flexibility across channels 7-13, a low-power solution for UHF broadcasters transitioning to high-band VHF due to the TV spectrum repack.

Dielectric will showcase its new VHF delivery system at the upcoming 2016 NAB Show in Las Vegas from its booth, C2213.

Learn more about the post-incentive auction channel repack Tuesday, March 8, during an exclusive Webinar featuring the FCC’s Howard Symons; NAB’s Patrick McFadden and RF experts Jay Adrick and S. Merrill Weiss. Register here.