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Shreveport ABC and UPN affiliates share broadcast tower

Dielectric has enabled KPXJ to use the KTBS tower.

Two Shreveport, LA, stations are cutting maintenance costs by sharing the same tower.

Dielectric has supplied privately held ABC affiliate KTBS with a new antenna, transmission line and tower modifications that enabled partner station KPXJ, a UPN affiliate, to share its tower for greater cost efficiency and to improve its reception.

Dielectric provided a combiner and splitter that allow the stations to share a single 8in transmission line, thus minimizing the tower modification requirements.

KPXJ replaced its former analog antenna with a digital UHF antenna, and with the move to the much-taller KTBS tower, the new antenna was elevated from 450 to 1600ft, greatly increasing KPXJ’s coverage area. KPXJ purchased Dielectric’s TFU-30DSC-R S180 antenna, which provides an average power rating of 40kw. The side mount TFU-series antenna was installed on the existing tower with only minor modifications.

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