UK company Alan Dick Broadcast, Ltd. will be upgrading telecommunications company Arqiva’s 70s-era legacy superturnstile antennas with its new Batwing antenna panels
Arqiva supplies communications infrastructure and media service to the UK and Irish broadcast, mobile, and satellite communications markets. Formed in 2011, the UK telcom acquired BBC, National Grid plc, and other long-standing institutions.
In a bid to modernize the existing infrastructure it inherited, Arqiva commissioned ABDL to replace legacy superturnstile antennas originally installed in the 1970s with Batwing panels.
ADBL developed Batwing panels in 2008. Batwing antenna are completely compatible with the original 70s unit; they are even compliant with performance and technical standards set by the BBC in the 70s.
ADBL will supply two panels of different sizes. The larger panels operates from 470 through 580 MHz, while the smaller panel covers a higher frequency: 615 to 850 MHz. Each panel size comes in three variants with different beam tilts.
Around 1,000 legacy superturnstile antennas continue to operate in the United Kingdom.