Quincy, IL - May 1, 2009 - Broadcast Electronics announced that Charles Jacobson of HCJB Global has won the drawing for a new BE STX LP 1kW low-power transmitter. Jacobson's name was drawn by the transmitter manufacturer's staff this week out of dozens of entries submitted during the NAB Show. He is the manager of engineering and development for the technology department at HCJB Global, a non-profit Christian organization with a technical broadcast center in Elkhart, IN. HCJB Global pioneered Christian short-wave broadcasting starting in 1931 in Ecuador, and now has a global outreach that includes establishing low-power FM stations in all regions of the world.
The new BE STX LP transmitter is expected to ship in June and will likely go to a new low-powered Christian station in Africa or Asia Pacific, according to Jacobson. "We are very grateful to BE. We can definitely use a transmitter of this physical size and power," he commented.
Introduced in January, the STX LP is a low-powered FM transmitter scalable from 1kW to 5kW. Standard STX LP features such as an emergency backup controller, internal exciter and IP connectivity make it an economical alternative as a main, backup, booster, single-frequency network or HD Radio transmitter.
The 1kW model fits in 3RU, and can be power upgraded in the field by adding PA modules.
A second transmitter will be awarded in the Broadcast Electronics Oldest Operating BE Transmitter contest online at www.bdcast.com/contest through June 1, 2009. Any BE transmitter currently in operation qualifies broadcasters to win a 1kW STX LP transmitter in celebration of BE's 50-year anniversary. On June 18, a panel of BE judges will select a winner based on transmitter age, site conditions, and application, among other qualifications.