Installation Photos and Customer Reviews
From the top of a large broadcast tower in a major US city to the remote mountaintop of an Indonesian island, the advantages and versatility of the Dominator FM Broadcast antenna make them an excellent choice over a wide range of installations.
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This is the transmitter site for WEZG 101.5 FM in Greenville South Carolina. Here we can see an ideal example of a Dominator NWE-34 FM Broadcast Antenna installation. One Dominator is producing virtually identical gain and ERP as four CP bays or two dipoles. Communications antennas and a microwave link also share space on this large free standing tower.Update: As of January 8, 2016 WEZG has changed their call sign to WBWT. FCC data can be found at this link WBWT.
This busy tower is the home of KTR 94.1 FM in Kapchorwa, Uganda where it was installed in June of 2009. The station owner reports, “It has worked flawlessly, giving very low SWR readings and increasing our broadcast coverage area.” Two cell phone carriers with their multi-panel arrays and separate microwave links can also been seen.
This installation is typical of what we might see at any well equipped LPFM or Translator Station. The Dominator NWE-34 antenna is pictured at the 100 foot height limit for these stations. FCC licensed stations in the USA operating the Dominator FM antenna include: KSRP, KPRG, KPGB, KWSI, WCRX, KTRJ, WZDK, KFZR, KHJJ, KLHG, WOGU, KXUT, WWND, KCDI, WOZW, KPKX, WOZO, KPAD, WBWT (previously licensed as WEZG), 4kw backup site for KOLG, WVET, KQRP, KNIU, KVGD, WQJT, KMRD, WHMZ, KZYY, WMSF, KEIM, WYZK, KEWT, WMDI, KAVZ, WSGQ, WDZK, KIVD, K234AQ, K229CV, K271AH, K249EN, K268CN, and K265DW. Licensing information including Transmitter Power Output, Effective Radiated Power and local 60 dBu coverage maps may be viewed by clicking on their call sign.
Its operator, CBC Canada, best describes these next two photos.”We are the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s Moncton, New Brunswick Transmission group. As part of our business continuity planning, we decided to put together a portable FM station. It is housed in a 12′ enclosed trailer. A Kubota 7kw diesel generator supplies the electricity. For one feed we have an off air FM receiver antenna mounted on the side of the trailer with inline filtering to isolate transmit and receive frequencies.”
Dominator NWE-34 FM Broadcast Antenna Customer Reviews
Below are the results from a customer who tested the Dominator FM Broadcast Antenna at two different locations. The antenna it was compared to was a Comet 5/8 wave which usually outperforms the common 1/2 wave side mounted dipole.
1) Donald, Antenna received, tested and shipped to our client, they are going to be delighted with this system:
Lightly populated urban area flat horizon most rooftops below 30 feet:
5/8 Comet 35 feet AGL 20watts TPO: Signal verge 4 miles best – 3 miles radius – 4 – 5 miles poor reception then fade out.
Dominator 35 feet AGL 20watts TPO: Signal verge 6 miles best – 5 miles radius – 6 – 7 miles acceptable reception then fade out.
Rural area mostly farm land without obstruction flat horizon:
5/8 Comet 35 feet AGL 20watts TPO: Signal verge 6 miles best – 4 miles radius, 6 – 7 miles poor reception then fade out.
Dominator 35 feet AGL 20watts TPO: Signal verge 11 best miles – 9 miles radius, 11 – 12 miles acceptable reception then fade out.
The efficiency of the Dominator speaks for itself, it delivers almost double the performance of the Comet. There are no questions left to answer except “where is your Dominator”? Best regards, Chris Rea.
2) Dominator antennas are real performers. We have noticed a significant improvement in our coverage area since we began using the Dominator FM antenna. Formerly we had been using a dipole. The radio station KTR FM 94.1 is located in Kapchorwa, Africa. The Dominator is side mounted on a communications tower shared with microwave links and cell phone antennas. It has worked flawlessly since installed with very low SWR and increasing our broadcast coverage. Thanks for making a solid product. Sidney B. Anderson, KTR FM 94.1
3) The Dominator FM antenna made an unbelievable difference for our station. The tower structure is 87 feet high, and the antenna is up at the 100 foot level. I’m using Andrew 1/2″ healiax hardline and driving the antenna with 600 watts. The station covers 35 to 40 miles solid, with some directions 50 miles from the tower site. I had been using a J-pole antenna. When I decided to try the Dominator, I could not believe the difference it made! It was like I went from 600 watts to 2,500 watts! For a small FM, our station covers like a full powered radio station. I had thought the price was high and wondered what the catch was until I put it up. It is truly worth the price as the Dominator increased the coverage of our signal incredibly! For any LPFMs, or medium power stations that want good solid coverage, I recommend this antenna. Anything else and your just throwing your money away. Doug Pringle.
4) Thanks for a great product! It does everything you say it will do. Just installed it last Thursday and was astounded at its performance! It will run circles around any of the expensive ones from the big broadcast equipment companies and its durable too!! Buy it, buy it, buy it! Dave Cash, WRMV Fellowship Broadcasting.
5) Dear Donald, Wow!!! What a wonderful antenna system. We installed it on Sunday and couldn’t imagine the results. Our coverage area has greatly increased with crystal clear stereo and super sound quality. I hope my brother Pastor Charles called you earlier today as well. Ojimba Davies, Head of Broadcast/CEO, Magic 99.2 FM Monrovia, Liberia.
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