Quincy, IL (May 6, 2009)–Charles Jacobson of HCJB Global won a drawing for a new Broadcast Electronics (BE) Inc. STX LP 1kW low-power transmitter at the recent NAB Show.
Jacobson is the manager of engineering and development for the technology department at HCJB Global, a non-profit Christian organization with a technical broadcast center in Elkhart, IN. HCJB Global pioneered Christian short-wave broadcasting starting in 1931 in Ecuador, and now has a global outreach that includes establishing low-power FM stations in all regions of the world.
The new BE STX LP transmitter is expected to ship in June and will likely go to a new low-powered Christian station in Africa or Asia Pacific, according to Jacobson. “We are very grateful to BE. We can definitely use a transmitter of this physical size and power,” he commented.
Introduced in January, the new STX LP is reportedly the first low-powered FM transmitter scalable from 1kW to 5kW starting at under US$7,000. Standard STX LP features such as an emergency backup controller, internal exciter and IP connectivity make it an alternative as a main, backup, booster, single-frequency network or HD Radio transmitter.
Broadcasters have another chance to win a free STX LP by entering BE’s Oldest Operating BE Transmitter contest online through June 1, 2009. Any BE transmitter currently in operation qualifies broadcasters to win a 1kW STX LP transmitter in celebration of BE’s 50-year anniversary. On June 18, a panel of BE judges will mark BE’s official anniversary date by selecting a winner based on transmitter age, site conditions, and application, among other qualifications.
Broadcasters can also enter to win a BE AudioVAULT FleX studio automation system at through June 1.
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