Tuesday, June 14, 2011

WCAI to Hold a Webinar on ‘AM Radio: Traps and Promises in Broadband Deployment’

Although they are a hundred years and a thousand megahertz apart, broadband wireless systems and AM broadcast have a curious and important relationship.

WCAI will hold a free webinar this week to explore the characteristics of AM transmission, how the AM transmission towers and wireless towers become interactive, and how they can coexist. These interactions can trigger FCC regulatory consequences for wireless operators but can also lead to antenna siting benefits.

The webinar will address the three means of achieving AM – wireless coexistence: distance, detuning, and collocation. You will learn how to site new wireless antennas to avoid prohibited impacts on AM station and how to cost-effectively remediate these impacts if they are unavoidable, while maintaining FCC compliance. Furthermore, you will learn how wireless antennas can actually be located on “hot” AM towers, eliminating compliance problems while gaining rapid access to new and economic tower facilities.

Your presenter will be Lawrence Behr, CEO of the LBA Group, Inc. Lawrence is Chairman of the WCAI AM Subcommittee and has over 50 years of experience spanning the AM and wireless generations.

The webinar will be held on Thursday, June 16 at 4pm ET. Register now!

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