LBA has pioneered solutions that permit cellular, PCS and 4-G providers to use AM broadcast towers as antenna platforms. The CoLoCoil™ AM isocoupler is one of the LBA proprietary AM wireless colocation solutions widely used by major carriers. The CoLoCoil™ safely separates AM and wireless operations, and isolates both directional and non-directional AM towers from impacts of the wireless carrier coax installation.

AM towers frequently have been located in the heart of densely populated areas for years. Often these towers require little or no rezoning to accommodate wireless antennas! Read more about RF zoning strategies in our Wireless University.

Installation of the CoLoCoil™ solution can be seamlessly planned and supervised by LBA, including all AM station coordination and FCC details.

AM CoLoCoils on their way to enable another wireless carrier to put antennas on an AM tower

Pictured above is LBA account executive Cathy Scott at our plant with a dual CoLoCoil™ system recently shipped to Indiana. This system will isolate 12 coaxial lines onto a single AM tower. The system will be installed on a 5000 watt directional AM tower by Bechtel Telecommunications for AT&T Wireless. LBA will provide on-site supervision and testing.

When wireless antennas must be installed on a tower near AM antennas, LBA can provide Detuning Systems and AM Detuning Services that make the wireless tower compatible with the AM antenna.

About The Author

LBA Group, Inc. has 50 years of experience in providing RF asset solutions and risk management for industrial and telecommunications infrastructure assets. The group is comprised of LBA Technology, a leading manufacturer and integrator of radio frequency systems, lightning protection and EMC equipment for broadcast, industrial and government users worldwide; the professional consultancy Lawrence Behr Associates and LBA University, providing on-site and online professional training. The companies are based in Greenville, N.C., USA.

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