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Dielectric to Discuss Antenna Issues at NAB2006

Dielectric Communications personnel will be making four technical presentations at NAB2006, covering broadcast issues from the RF side of DTV to disaster recovery. The Raymond, Maine-based technology company is offering the seminars to provide broadcasters with a greater knowledge of the challenges and solutions that exist in today's rapidly changing broadcasting climate.

"Dielectric has been in this business for over 60 years, and ours is one of the few companies that can engineer complete transmission systems that include not just the RF portion, but the aviation lighting as well," said Jay Martin, vice president of sales for Dielectric. "We're proud of out expertise and honored that the NAB is relying on us to share our knowledge with our peers in the television and radio broadcast industries."

The first presentation is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on April 23, in room S226/227 when Henry Downs, Dielectric's technical director will present "Design Considerations and Real-Life Performance of a Multichannel Analog/Digital FM Antenna/Combiner System." Downs will describe the necessary considerations in upgrading an existing multichannel combiner and transmission line system.

At 4:00 p.m. the same day, and in room S219/220, Kerry Cozad, Dielectric's senior vice president of broadcast engineering, will review design transitions for antennas, filters and other RF components in transitioning from analog to digital transmission in his presentation "After Analog TV: What Will the Antenna/Transmission Line/Filter System Look Like?"

Cozad will return on April 24 at 3:00 p.m. in room S219/220 with a presentation on alternatives for emergency use of antennas, transmission lines and transmitter RF systems. "Disaster-Recovery Plans for Antenna Systems," is based around real-life emergency situation experiences.

Dan Harris, product manager of aviation obstruction lighting at Dielectric, will present "Aviation Obstruction Lighting: OEM Parts--New Regulations and Their Impacts," on April 26 at 2:30 p.m. in room S227. Harris will discuss how FAA and FCC regulations drive installation and operation of aircraft obstruction lighting systems.

Dielectric will be in Booths C2020 and N412.