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Time Signal Broadcast

The Problem
Because of the growing number of 'atomic' watches and clocks sold in the U.S., the time signal broadcast from WWVB transmitting station in Fort Collins, Colorado was not radiating enough power for reliable reception.

Hi-Q's Solution
Our engineers provided comprehensive solutions that brought the transmission station up to standards necessary to respond to current and future needs.

  • Replaced the old transmitters with triple-redundant LF transmitters, increasing radiated power by 7 dB
  • Replaced the tuning and matching components in the Helix Houses to support the 50kW per antenna RF input power
  • Design and built a new control console, integrating the antenna selection control, power monitoring, and antenna auto-tuning.
  • Design and build a PLC based control system and programmed all of the manual and automated system controls


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