CHAPTER 6.7 Filters, Combiners, and RF Components
DEREK SMALL AND STEPHEN KOLVEK
MYAT, Inc. Mahwah, New Jersey,
This chapter examines the components and systems that comprise broadcast radio frequency (RF) systems. These components route, switch, combine, and filter the RF power once it exits the transmitter. The way that these components are arranged and coordinated will determine the versatility, reliability, and overall performance of the system. Just as the situations and challenges for each transmission facility are unique, so too can be the solutions that are engineered to meet their demands.
The stringent requirements of digital television, and the need to place an increased number of channels into a reduced allotment ...