Dielectric Reaches New Heights

Dielectric Communications, a provider of high-power broadcast antennas, has reached a company milestone by selling its 1,000th DTV antenna. The company said it owes much of its success to "excellent customer support."

Longtime customer of the Raymond, Maine-based company, Belo Corp. had a Dielectric DTV antenna installed for each of its 19 stations, located throughout the country. "Dielectric is a great company to work with," said Wayne Kube, technology manager for broadcast media at Belo Corp. "They are always willing to accommodate our requests for anything special that might be needed for our installation."

Russ Abernathy, director of television and technology for WKNO-TV, a public broadcaster serving the Memphis, Tenn. area, said Dielectric's antenna installation and service was "first class." Dielectric helped WKNO find a way to replicate coverage of its analog transmissions on a DTV antenna. Dielectric installed a patented TUV Series antenna for the broadcaster. By allowing WKNO to place both a VHF and UHF antenna in the same aperture at the tower top, the Dielectric TUV Series provides an ideal way for the station to line up its antenna patterns, the company said.

Dielectric's Vice President of Sales Jay S. Martin said, "The milestone of supplying DTV antenna systems to 1,000 stations is a strong indication of the broadcast industry's commitment to Dielectric, something of which we are extremely proud and appreciative."