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RFS Antennas for One WTC Pass Factory Acceptance Test

Delivery scheduled for end of April
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MERIDEN, Conn.�Radio Frequency Systems has announced that two of the antennas it will supply to One World Trade has passed Factory Acceptance Testing. As a result, delivery of the antennas will take place in late April.

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The PEP40E UHF antenna and 662-16D VHF array were tested at RFS� Kilsyth, Australia facility by the One World Trade Center team, which included representatives from Myat, Turris Group and H&B. These new antennas will help incorporate Variable Polarization Technology (VPT), which allow broadcasters to define their own polarization ratio.

RFS has also announced that a third antenna is currently in the design phase and is being slated for delivery in May. This new antenna is designed to deploy 96 UHF panels over eight levels and 12 sides around a circular superstructure. Wrapping around the spire at a lower level, the antenna has similarities to that were delivered to support the U.K. spectrum switchover.

RFS is a designer and manufacturer of cable, antenna and tower systems, as well as active and passive RF conditioning modules.

Pictured:In front of the 662 test section, from left, Scott Martin (RFS), John Mari (H&B), Stephen Kolvek (Myat), Nick Wymant (RFS), John Lyons (Durst), Frederico Panise (RFS), Tony Fonseca (Turris Group), Mick Bennett (RFS), Dennis Heymans (Myat) and Prasanna Me (RFS)

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