The Nebraska State Wide Radio system had installed a VHF 6 dB omni “whip” antenna, side mounted on a 7’ face broadcast tower. The intension was, collocating on an existing tower would save the project the added expense of erecting a typical 240’ Public Safety Tower. The problem was that tower created a dead coverage area opposite the antenna mount location.
Alive Telecom suggested low profile VHF Panels to wrap around the tower for both the transmit and receive systems. The tower which was designed for large broadcast antennas had ample head room to support the wind load. Nebraska State with consultation from Motorola Solutions decided to go with our resolution. Alive Telecom designed, manufactured and then engineered the antenna array to solve the problem.