Billings, MT (January 4, 2006)–When EMF Broadcasting recently established its new station, KLRV in Billings the staff had only a few months before its FCC construction permit expired. Fortunately, EMF had acquired space in a building and on a 400-foot tower, but all the electronic components had to be specified, ordered, shipped, assembled and on-site to meet a seemingly impossible deadline.
A Jampro JMVP 2R vertical dipole antenna was chosen for the new 7.5 KW FM station designed to reach the Billing’s market area. When EMF staff was asked why they selected Jampro, they said, “Because we knew they could get it together quick enough. They were able to build the new antenna on short notice and get it out to us. They did a fine job.”
The Jampro vertical dipole series of antennas are vertically polarized sidemount FM antennas consisting of balun-fed vertical dipole and ridged coaxial feed lines. The JMPV model installed at KLRV is fed with a 1-5/8 interbay system and will handle a maximum input power of 10KW. Made with marine grade brass and copper, these antennas will provide KLRV with durable performance, especially during those long, cold Montana winters.
Jampro’s vertically polarized arrays are factory-tuned on towers similar to the customer’s to assure proper impedance match and minimum VSWR, and are delivered completely assembled. Customers have the option of pre-installation tests at Jampro’s 7,000-foot open field test range. There, the circularity of the azimuth pattern is measured to determine the effect of antenna’s mounting structure. Custom directional patters and reduced RFR arrays are also available.
K-LOVE Radio and Air 1 Radio networks are a part of the EMF Broadcasting family. A network of 137 non-commercial, adult contemporary Christian music stations and 118 FM translator repeater stations in 41 states, K-LOVE has more than 2.5 million listeners weekly, according to Arbitron spring 2005 ratings.
Jampro Antennas/RF Systems Inc.