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NGV-662 Series
High-band VHF Broadband Panel Antennas for NextGen-TV Networks. Elliptically or Circularly Polarized.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

The 662 series antennas are ideal for multi-channel Next Generation TV networks. These antennas are typically deployed at SFN sites that surround the main transmission site in a NextGen-TV single frequency network (SFN). The 662 series antennas provide both top-mounted and side-mounted solutions.
The high-power rating and broadband performance allow multiple channels to be transmitted from an SFN site, thus reducing capital costs and providing consistent coverage across channels. Elliptical or circular polarization is available for improved transmission to portable and indoor devices. 

The 662-SBL (Suppressed Back Lobe) series are designed to reduce radiation in the rear direction to minimize interference to adjacent services. For difficult network planning scenarios, these antennas will enable the network designer to meet the FCC requirements without resorting to large reductions in radiated power.
A wide range of radiation patterns are available. The RFS Antenna Selection Tool contains pattern data for all 662 antenna models and works alongside modern SFN planning tools to help you choose the right NextGen antenna for each SFN site. To download, click here

FEATURES / BENEFITS

  • Broadband performance from CH7-13 for multi-channel SFN networks allows SFN infrastructure sharing and reduces overall CAPEX.
  • Broadband elliptical or circular polarization performance – improves signal penetration and network performance.
  • Polarization ratio can be customized to any value from 0% to 100%. MIMO option is also available.
  • Radiation patterns with reduced back-radiation are available (C270-SBL and C560-SBL models) for SFN sites requiring interference mitigation.

TECHNICAL FEATURES

Details 

Product Type   NextGen-TV VHF Broadcast Antenna

Electrical Specifications 

Antenna Type   Broadband Panel Antenna
Operating Frequency Range MHz 174-216
Polarization   Elliptical, Circular or MIMO
Azimuth Radiation Pattern   Omnidirectional, Cardioid or Sector
VSWR   <1.1 : 1 
Impedance Ohms  50
Input Power Max. kW Refer the following table
Input Connector Sizes   1-5/8",  3-1/8" or 4-1/16"
Beam Tilt

degrees
[note 1]

0-4.0

Antenna Power Rating and Connector Size

Antenna  

662-01
[note 6]

662-02 662-03 662-04 662-06 662-08
Number of Bays   1 2 3 4 6 8
Power Rating: High Power Model kW 6 12 18 24 36 48
Connector: High Power Model   1-5/8" EIA 3-1/8" EIA 3-1/8" EIA 3-1/8" EIA 4-1/16" 4-1/16"
Power Rating: Low Power Model kW 4 8 12 16 24 32
Connector: Low Power Model   7/8" EIA 1-5/8" EIA 3-1/8" EIA 3-1/8" EIA 3-1/8" EIA 3-1/8" EIA

Mechanical Specifications 

Mounting Type   Top or Side Mount
Reflector Width mm (in) 1300 (39.4)
Bay Spacing mm (in) 1600 (63)
Pressurization Operational kPa (psi) 10 to 25 (1.4-3.6)
Pressurization Test kPa (psi) 100 (15)

Material

Material - Feed-point Radome   UV Resistant High Impact Luran Plastic
Material - Insulators   Virgin PTFE
Material - Radiators   Stainless Steel
Material - Feedline   Copper
Material - Reflecting System   Hot Dipped Galvanized Steel
Radome Color   White (other colors available on request)

DATA FOR 662 ANTENNAS WITH OMNIDIRECTIONAL PATTERN

Antenna Model   662-01-Omni 662-02-Omni 662-03-Omni 662-04-Omni 662-06-Omni 662-08-Omni
Azimuth Pattern Type   Omni-directional
Number of Bays   1 2 3 4 6 8
RMS Gain at 195 MHz Numerical 1.2 2.4 3.6 4.5 6.7 8.9
RMS Gain at 195 MHz dBd [note 4] 0.7 3.8 5.6 6.5 8.2 9.5
Standard Beam Tilt degrees [note 1] 0 2.0 2.0 1.5 1.0 1.0

DATA FOR 662 ANTENNAS WITH CARDIOID C270 PATTERN

Antenna Model   662-01-C270 662-02-C270 662-03-C270 662-04-C270 662-06-C270 662-08-C270
Azimuth Pattern Type   Cardioid C270
Azimuth Pattern Directivity Numerical 2.7
Number of Bays   1 2 3 4 6 8
Elevation Gain at 195 MHz Numerical 1.2 2.4 3.6 4.5 6.7 8.9
Peak Gain at 195 MHz Numerical 3.2 6.5 9.7 12.2 18.0 24.0
Peak Gain at 195 MHz dBd [note 4] 5.0 8.1 9.9 10.9 12.6 13.8
Standard Beam Tilt degrees [note 1] 0 2.0 2.0 1.5 1.0 1.0

DATA FOR 662 ANTENNAS WITH CARDIOID C270 - SUPPRESSED  BACK LOBE PATTERN

Antenna Model     662-02-C270-SBL 662-03-C270-SBL 662-04-C270-SBL 662-06-C270-SBL 662-08-C270-SBL
Azimuth Pattern Type   Cardioid C270-Suppressed Back Lobe
Azimuth Pattern Directivity Numerical 2.9
Number of Bays   [note 6] 2 3 4 6 8
Elevation Gain at 195 MHz Numerical   2.4 3.6 4.5 6.7 8.9
Peak Gain at 195 MHz Numerical   7.0 10.4 13.1 19.4 25.8
Peak Gain at 195 MHz dBd [note 4]   8.4 10.2 11.2 12.9 14.1
Standard Beam Tilt degrees [note 1]   2.0 2.0 1.5 1.0 1.0

DATA FOR 662 ANTENNAS WITH SECTOR C560 PATTERN

Antenna Model   662-01-C560 662-02-C560 662-03-C560 662-04-C560 662-06-C560 662-08-C560
Azimuth Pattern Type   Sector C560
Azimuth Pattern Directivity Numerical 5.6
Number of Bays   1 2 3 4 6 8
Elevation Gain at 195 MHz Numerical 1.2 2.4 3.6 4.5 6.7 8.9
Peak Gain at 195 MHz Numerical 6.6 13.4 20.1 25.3 37.4 49.8
Peak Gain at 195 MHz dBd [note 4] 8.2 11.3 13.0 14.0 15.7 17.0
Standard Beam Tilt degrees [note 1] 0 2.0 2.0 1.5 1.0 1.0

DATA FOR 662 ANTENNAS WITH CARDIOID C560 - SUPPRESSED BACK LOBE PATTERN

Antenna Model   [note 6] 662-02-C560-SBL 662-03-C560-SBL 662-04-C560-SBL 662-06-C560-SBL 662-08-C560-SBL
Azimuth Pattern Type   Sector C560-Suppressed Back Lobe
Azimuth Pattern Directivity Numerical 6.0
Number of Bays     2 3 4 6 8
Elevation Gain at 195 MHz Numerical   2.4 3.6 4.5 6.7 8.9
Peak Gain at 195 MHz Numerical   14.4 21.6 27.1 40.1 53.4
Peak Gain at 195 MHz dBd [note 4]   11.6 13.3 14.3 16.0 17.3
Standard Beam Tilt degrees [note 1]   2.0 2.0 1.5 1.0 1.0

Antenna Model and Dimensions - 662 Omni

Antenna Model  

662-01-Omni

662-02-Omni 662-03-Omni 662-04-Omni 662-06-Omni 662-08-Omni
Number of Bays   1 2 3 4 6 8
Mounting Type   Side
Height m (ft) [note2] 1.3 (4.3) 2.9 (9.5) 4.5 (14.8) 6.1 (20.0) 9.3 (30.5.8) 12.5 (41.0)
Weight kg (lb) [note5] 215 (474) 467 (1030) 715 (1577) 961 (2119) 1523 (3358) 2097 (4624)
Effective Area Front (no ice)

m sq. (ft sq.) [note 2,3]

2.3 (24.9) 4.6 (49.7) 6.9 (74.6) 9.2 (99.5) 13.9 (149.2) 18.5 (198.9)

Antenna Model and Dimensions - 662 C270

Antenna Model  

662-01-C270

662-02-C270 662-03-C270 662-04-C270 662-06-C270 662-08-C270
Number of Bays   1 2 3 4 6 8
Mounting Type   Side
Height m (ft) [note2] 1.3 (4.3) 2.9 (9.5) 4.5 (14.8) 6.1 (20.0) 9.3 (30.5) 12.5 (41.0)
Weight kg (lb) [note5] 110 (243) 233 (514) 372 (820) 522 (1151) 832 (1835) 1146 (2527)
Effective Area Front (no ice)

m sq. (ft sq.) [note 2,3]

1.4 (15.1) 2.8 (30.1) 4.2 (45.2) 5.6 (60.3) 8.4 (90.4) 11.2 (120.6)

Antenna Model and Dimensions - 662 C270-SBL

Antenna Model  


[note 6]

662-02-C270-SBL 662-03-C270-SBL 662-04-C270-SBL 662-06-C270-SBL 662-08-C270-SBL
Number of Bays     2 3 4 6 8
Mounting Type   Side
Height m (ft) [note2]   2.9 (9.5) 4.5 (14.8) 6.1 (20.0) 9.3 (30.5) 12.5 (41.0)
Weight kg (lb) [note5]   233 (514) 372 (820) 522 (1151) 832 (1835) 1146 (2527)
Effective Area Front (no ice)

m sq. (ft sq.) [note 2,3]

  2.8 (30.1) 4.2 (45.2) 5.6 (60.3) 8.4 (90.4) 11.2 (120.6)

Antenna Model and Dimensions - 662 C560

Antenna Model  

662-01-C560

662-02-C560 662-03-C560 662-04-C560 662-06-C560 662-08-C560
Number of Bays   1 2 3 4 6 8
Mounting Type   Side
Height m (ft) [note2] 1.3 (4.3) 2.9 (9.5) 4.5 (14.8) 6.1 (20.0) 9.3 (30.5) 12.5 (41.0)
Weight kg (lb) [note5] 61 (135) 127 (280) 192 (423) 244 (538) 456 (1005) 583 (1286)
Effective Area Front (no ice)

m sq. (ft sq.) [note 2,3]

0.7 (7.5) 1.4 (15.1) 2.1 (22.6) 2.8 (30.1) 4.2 (45.2) 5.6 (60.3)

Antenna Model and Dimensions - 662 C560-SBL

Antenna Model  


[note 6]

662-02-C560-SBL 662-03-C560-SBL 662-04-C560-SBL 662-06-C560-SBL 662-08-C560-SBL
Number of Bays     2 3 4 6 8
Mounting Type   Side
Height m (ft) [note2]   2.9 (9.5) 4.5 (14.8) 6.1 (20.0) 9.3 (30.5) 12.5 (41.0)
Weight kg (lb) [note5]   127 (280) 192 (423) 244 (538) 456 (1005) 583 (1286)
Effective Area Front (no ice)

m sq. (ft sq.) [note 2,3]

  1.4 (15.1) 2.1 (22.6) 2.8 (30.1) 4.2 (45.2) 5.6 (60.3)

External Document Links

Antenna Selection Tool: Download

Notes

Note 1: Other numbers of bays available on request. Contact RFS or consult the RFS Antenna Analysis and Selection Tool

Note 2: Data shown is for side-mounted antennas. Contact RFS if the location is in a high wind area

Note 3: Effective area calculation is based on subcritical flow condition to TIA-222-G

- Tower shielding of 70% is assumed for rear panels and feed network. Contact RFS or a qualified  Structural Engineer if it applies to your site.

Note 4: Gain is for the horizontal component of polarization. When calculating ERP, actual TPO delivered to the horizontal polarization should be considered based on the specified V/H polarization ratio. 

Note 5: Antenna weight takes into consideration components for 100% V/H ratio (Full CP) with equal power divider network. Please consult RFS for updated values regarding other polarisation ratios

Note 6: Single Bay version not available for C270-SBL and C560-SBL models.