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PEP Panel Array Series
470-700MHz TV Panel Arrays
PEP Panel and Antenna Application Guide

The PEP broadband panel is designed as a building block for integration into complex master antenna arrays.  It is a dual feed horizontally, vertically, circularly or elliptically polarised UHF panel antenna.
With a dual feed arrangement, different broadcasters sharing the same antenna can have different polarisation ratios (patented RFS VPT technology).  The polarisation ratio can be changed post-installation by varying the phase shift of the combiner.
 
 

FEATURES / BENEFITS

  • Fully engineered for Digital TV, Mobile TV, Analogue TV, MIMO and MISO applications
  • Corrosion resistant construction with cylindrical fibreglass radome
  • Independent inputs allowing utmost polarisation and pattern flexibility
  • Horizontal / Vertical, Circular or Elliptical polarization
  • Extremely low wind loading
  • Hurricane rated
  • High power rating
  • Array design process allows for custom design of horizontal and vertical radiation patterns
  • Additional technical details including gain information and patterns appear in the External Document link below


PEP Antenna Section

Technical features

Structure

Product LineAntenna TV
Product TypeBand IV/V (UHF) TV Panel Arrays

Electrical Specifications

Frequency Range MHz470 - 700
PolarizationHorizontal
Vertical
Circular
Elliptical
Nominal Gain (Mid-band) dBd13
Half Power Beamwidth Azimuth degrees50
Azimuth Radiation PatternNote 5
Return Loss dB26
VSWR< 1.1:1
Power Rating kW2.5 per input
Impedance (unbalanced) Ω50

Mechanical Specifications

Number of ChannelsMulti-channel
Input ConnectorDual 7/8" EIA flange
Dimensions (Height or Length) cm (in)Refer external document
Dimensions (Width) cm (in)Refer external document
Mounting (Standard) mm (in)4 x10 mm (3/8") bolts
Design Wind Speed km/h (mph)240 (150)
Pressurization Operational kPa (psi)10-25 (1.4-3.6)
Pressurization Test kPa (psi)100 (15)
Weight kg (lb)20 (44)

Packaging Information

Shipping Weight, Kg (lb)kg (lb)20 ()

Material

Material - InsulatorsPTFE
Material - RadiatorsCorrosion resistant aluminium
Material - Reflecting ScreenCorrosion resistant aluminium
ColourWhite radome standard, other upon request

External Document Links

Notes

Note 1:  CaAc is calculated based on supercritical flow to ANSI/TIA-222-G.  Contact a qualified structural consultant to confirm this applies to your installation.
Note 2:  An effective area of 0.5 m2 (5.4 ft2)  to account for lightning rod, lifting jib, etc. at top of the antenna is included.  Estimated CaAc of climbing rung is 0.1m2/m height (1.0 ft2/ft height) and is not included in the calculation.  Interface steelwork to tower and power divider network is not included in effective area calculations.  
Note 3:  Gain at 666 MHz, omni-directional configuration, first null filled to 20%.
Note 4:  HPol and VPol gains shown.
Note 5:  Antenna System Omni Riple: +/- 1.5 dB typical, +/- 2.0 dB max