Leading international broadcast antenna system manufacturer, Kintronic Labs Inc, has completed installation of new AM radio towers in South Korea using Phillystran cable guys. The Far East Broadcasting Company (FEBC) towers will increase the range of medium wave broadcasting of Christian programmes in the region.
The two 210ft, 250W AM towers each use four Phillystran HPTG cable guys with four guy levels on each tower. The guy configuration on both towers is the same. Located close to the sea, the towers are designed to withstand a wind speed of 220 km/hr. Each cable guy features vibration dampeners and steel pigtails to terminate and tension the lines.
“Phillystran cable guys are an obvious choice for this kind of project where the salty sea winds would rapidly corrode steel cable guys,” says Tom King, President and CEO, Kintronic Labs Inc. “Typically we’d expect a 25 year service life for the guys thanks to their thick polyurethane extruded jacket, providing maximum UV resistance, excellent weathering and dielectric properties.”
FEBC Korea is a Christian radio network broadcasting to 13 cities in South Korea.
FEBC broadcasts are heard in 124 languages across 50 countries around the world from 149 stations and transmitters, airing a total of 842 hours of programming a day / 365 days a year.
Phillystran HTPG-I – the complete antenna guying system
Phillystran High Performance Tower Guys (HPTG-I) are made from stranded aramid fibers with up to 1.7 million pounds breaking strength. The guy lines are supplied as a complete guying system from Phillystran’s factory in Philadelphia. It includes the HPTG-I guy lines with either the corona, big grip dead-ends or standard end wire terminations, together with vibration dampers.
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For more information on Kintronic Labs Inc, visit www.kintronic.com.