Ridgeline Broadcast Services, LLC
Some of the antenna systems we installed over the years (Click on pictures for larger images).We
removed a TV low band batwing antenna array from this large mast
and mounted a UHF TV slot antenna in its place. The antenna was
attached with chain mounts which encircle the mast. Three
quadrants of the batwing antenna were still in place for this phase of
the job and were used for climbing. They were later removed and a small
climbing ladder was installed for access to a high band batwing array
and the beacon above.
instaled this ERI FM transmitting antenna and its associated feed
lines. The upper and lower halves of this 6 bay array are separately
center fed, so there are a lot of power dividers and tuned sections of
rigid coax involved.
is another installation where we removed the VHF TV high band batwing
antennas from a mast and mounted a 3 bay FM transmitting array. The
stainless steel rods mounted on the mast produce a directional
radiation pattern. In this case, one of the quadrants of the old
batwing array was left in place as a climbing ladder. The array is
mounted at the top of the more distant tower.
is a television translator system we put together at an "off grid"
site. It has a 160 foot tower with some TV low band and high band
antennas as well as a Southwest Wind Power "Whisper 200" wind
turbine on top. The 1000 watt wind turbine compliments 960 watts
of photovoltaic power and an Onan propane fueled backup generator to
keep a 24 volt, 440 amp hour battery charged.