Tuesday, December 22, 2009

KAAY Counterpoise System, From Dave M.

I think we've posted this photo before, but not with the excellent explaination that Dave brings to us, giving us the real nuts-n-bolts of what we're seeing:

"Here’s the Google satellite shot of the KAAY transmitter. You can clearly see the outlines of the antenna counterpoise system for all three towers. You can also see the rigid transmission lines (coax) running from the transmitter building to the center doghouse, and then from there to the two end towers. Each tower has its own doghouse, and the two end doghouses contain the ATU for the two end towers. The center doghouse contains the power divider, phasor, and ATU for the center tower (you can see it’s bigger than the other two). The transmission line is rigid coax and is run above gound for its entire length."

(Click on the picture to enlarge.)

Thank you, Dave!  There is a lot more to an antenna system than the "pole"....

Bud S. (staceys4@hotmail.com)

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