LBA Group, Inc

LBA manages the application and safety of electromagnetic energy, We offer a world of safety, RF, and wireless telecommunications industry infrastructure products and services supplied by the LBA Group companies, as well as resources, tools, and connections to the dynamic technology risk management, wireless, and radio frequency communities worldwide.

  • 252-757-0279
  • 3400 Tupper Drive
    Greenville, NC 27834
    United States

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  • Antenna Tuning Unit

    Diplexers - LBA Group, Inc

    LBA Technology custom engineered diplexers, triplexers, and multiplexers provide broadcasters the ability to transmit two or three different AM signals for one series-fed antenna.Diplexers include an antenna tuning unit and rejection filter section for each frequency. Triplexers include an antenna tuning unit for each frequency and two rejection filter sections for each frequency.

  • SiteOne 3028 Cable & Antenna Analyzers

    LBA Group, Inc

    The SiteOne Cable & Antenna Analyzer is a truly handheld analyzer covering all major communication bands from 50 kHz to 4400 MHz. It has a large number of measurement screens available, in order to accommodate all the different parameters in an antenna installation. These measurement screens can show 2 simultaneous graphs, from 2 different parameters in order to bring further clarity to your measurements.cription goes here.

  • Lightning Dissipator Arrays

    LBA Group, Inc

    Replace lightning rods on towers and structures - LBA Technology offers a wide variety of lightning air terminals in the form of lightning dissipaters. Sometimes called a static dissipater, or static dissipation array, this relatively new and advanced air terminal replaces conventional lightning rods in most applications. It functions as a streamer retarding air terminal.Static dissipation array generically describes a system using point discharge phenomenon to protect towers and antennas and the area around them from a lightning strike. Static dissipation arrays function, as the name implies, by dissipating static electrical charge. Among design factors, the radius of the dissipater electrode cross-section is critical because the process which enables dissipation of static ground charge to the atmosphere is related to electric field intensity (and flux density) surrounding the lightning dissipater. Static dissipation arrays provide, in effect, a "low resistance" route for static ground charge to reach the atmosphere, thus preventing a buildup of the ground charge to the value necessary to trigger a strike on the protected object.Since a static dissipation system must provide a low resistance path to the atmosphere, it seems logical to provide as many discharge points as reasonably possible. By using a large number of air terminal points one can compensate for any loss of efficiency from a theoretical maximum, and spread the dissipater elements over more of the cross-section area of the tower or antenna structure.All objects have natural dissipation points. On a tower structure, charge tends to gather at, and dissipate from the tower top, antennas and antenna mounts, and from corners. The most effective way to mount a dissipater in terms of structure, weight, wind loading, cost and aesthetics is to enhance this natural dissipation by supporting the dissipater from the structure itself at these natural dissipation points. Since most antenna and tower structures are steel, direct attachment provides excellent conductivity. As a practical matter, the dissipater configuration should be tailored to the structure, not vice versa.Our lightning dissipaters are available in configurations which can protect the entire tower structure, or just individual cellular antennas. To accomplish this, dissipaters are available in linear, spot, and candelabra styles. From our proprietary products to those of LBA partner suppliers, our products meet highest quality and reliability standards, certified by standards organizations as required. Consult with LBA for the exact mix of products to most effectively protect your antenna or tower system.

  • Lightning Mast Protection Systems

    LBA Group, Inc

    Area protection for fixed and portable assets - LBA Technology offer the PLP-30 family of fixed and portable lightning protection masts and kits. Based on a light weight, rugged 30 foot (9.1m) aluminum mast; various mounting styles, grounding systems, and UL Listed air terminals are offered. PLP-30 lightning mast components are under 9 feet (2.7m) long for easy surface or air transport and rapid field installation.PLP-30 Lightning Masts are recommended for a wide range of lightning protection applications where it is impossible or undesirable to attach conventional lightning terminals. Other models in the series share the same attributes and differ only in height and weight.PLP- 30 Lightning Masts provide a cone of protection within which lightning charges are diverted to the mast and grounded instead of to the protected object. Multiple PLP-30 masts may be used to protect extended areas. Protected areas may be determined by use of the widely accepted "rolling sphere" concept. For example, a single PLP-30 mast will protect 8 foot (2.4 m) high portable buildings wholly within a 40 foot (12.2 m) radius. An array of five PLP-30 masts will protect a camp of portable buildings within a 25,000 square foot (2350 m2) area. Consult LBA Technology for specific layouts you wish to protect.

  • AM Tower Isocoupler

    CAMI Series - LBA Group, Inc

    LBA Technology's CAMI series of new-concept broadband medium-power isocoupler permits other antennas to be mounted on "hot" AM towers. These systems offer a simple, economical solution to take full advantage of existing vertical real estate.CAMI microwave isocoupler systems are specifically targeted to isolate single auxiliary broadcast coaxial cables for STL's, FM translators, low power FM and television translators. Unlike old style isocouplers, one CAMI fits all of these applications. A CAMI isocoupler also has the advantage of passing AC or DC current to tower top amplifiers and are more resistant to weather and lightning.With pending FCC approval of translators for AM daytime stations, a CAMI isocoupler will provide a simple, cost effective way to mount the translator antenna on existing AM towers without major changes to the transmitting system. Typical CAMI Isocoupler System Specifications: Broadband transmission frequency: DC - 2500 MHz Broadband impedance: 50 ohms, VSWR < 1.2:1 Power (averages): 1500W @ 100 MHz 500W @ 1000 MHZ 250W @ 2500 MHZ Insertion loss: 1.2 dB @ 100 MHz, 2.6 dB @ 1000 MHz, 4.0 dB @ 2500 MHz DC power passing AM isolation frequency range: 500 - 2500 kHz AM working voltage: 3.5 kV peak (typical 10kW into 1/4 wave tower, other ratings on request) Lightweight, fast installation


    TE 3000 Series - LBA Group, Inc

    The TE3000 and TE3001 vector impedance analyzers are versatile, portable test instruments which enable the user to make highly accurate impedance measurements from LF through VHF RF frequencies. The analyzers have full vector measurement capability, and accurately resolves the resistive, capacitive and inductive components of a load. The user can display the vector impedance plus a range of related parameters including SWR, reflection coefficient, return loss and R-L-C equivalent circuit.

  • RF One Power Meter

    3029 - LBA Group, Inc

    The RF One Power Meter from LBA Technology is a very versatile instrument covering both analog and digital carriers in an extremely wide frequency range from 30MHz to 6GHz. The RF One is capable of measuring forward and reflected power in the range of a few milliwatts up to 500 Watts. The internal operating system controls measurement, display and the I/Os allowing serial communication to PC, USB to memory stick and USB Serial communication. The I/O options are used to write plots to either memory sticks or to a connected PC, the I/Os can also be used to operate the instrument, giving commands and receiving data. For documentation reference the instrument has a real time clock. Multilayer menus are used to setup and control the operation of parameters. The RF One instrument is small, handy and light weight battery operated with more than 3 hours of continuous operation on the internal NiMh cells. Feature with XML data handling and application viewer is included. Accessory kit with soft carrying bag, car charger and coax adapters also available for standard types.

  • Vacuum Capacitors Fixed & Variable

    LBA Group, Inc

    The LBA Technology vacuum capacitors store maintains a large stock of all types of RF capacitors, both vacuum and mica capacitors. While LBA is a factory dealer specializing in COMET and JENNINGS fixed and variable vacuum capacitors, we can supply virtually any style, value, or manufacturer's product on special order. Typical of other brands supplied are Meiden, Sangamo, and Cornell Dubilier. We provide fast quotes and worldwide shipping.The high quality vacuum capacitors we stock and sell typically have capacitances from 3 pF to 6600 pF, and peak test voltages to 100 kV at 1000 amps. These include both fixed and variable styles. A full line of capacitor accessories such as cylometers, insulators, corona rings, and mounting hardware is available from LBA.Vacuum capacitors are used in a wide variety of applications that require the generation and management of high power radio frequency energy. The vacuum capacitor is extremely stable in electrical characteristics, has extremely low internal dissipation factor (loss) and withstands electrical overloads, such as lightning, with less damage than other types of capacitors. The vacuum capacitor is a key component in high frequency RF generators, industrial RF process applicators and antenna systems operating from low frequency through VHF, at power levels reaching and exceeding 1,000,000 watts. Both air-cooled and water-cooled vacuum capacitors, in fixed and variable styles are used.Vacuum capacitors are employed in broadcast transmitters for long wave, medium wave (MW or AM), short wave, and VHF (FM and TV). They also serve in broadcast antenna systems, particularly in AM directional antenna phasing systems, diplexers, triplexers and line tuning units.Vacuum capacitors find wide application in industrial applications of radio frequency energy. High power RF systems are found in RF dielectric heating devices such as RF welders, radio frequency sealers, RF process heating such as drying and baking ovens. The ubiquitous vacuum capacitor finds frequent application in such medical RF areas as MRI, CAT scanners, RF surgery, and high power particle accelerators. High power RF devices also use vacuum capacitors to help generate RF energy for laser systems, plasma generators, semiconductor foundries, research RF applications, and more.


    3013 - LBA Group, Inc

    LBA Technolog offers a cost-effective SWR Analyzer covering all Cellular and radio communication bands 30-2700 MHz. This analyzer measures transmition & antenna impedance, frequency, SWR, return loss, and bandwidth by sweeping band of interest. The LCD Display works in direct sunlight and with backlight in dark areas. It has a built-in synthesized RF sweeping source and measured results can be stored for further analyzing and documentation on internal and external storage media. Time stamp and operator ID is possible including all in one analyzing for antenna tuning and control. It is a cost-effective SWR Analyzer covering all major Cellular and mobile radio communication bands. SWR TRUE 3013 Antenna Analyzer gives you quick and reliable trouble-shooting capabilities


    FC-10S - LBA Group, Inc

    The EMFaraCage faraday cages / electromagnetic test enclosures from LBA Technology bring convenience to device testing. It is ideal for isolating critical systems in high field RF environments, or wherever RF ingress or egress must be minimized. Security, production testing, biomedical research, and semiconductor testing are only a few of the many areas where EMFaraCage faraday cages are employed.

  • Broadcast Power Monitor

    3025 - LBA Group, Inc

    The COMM-connect Entry Level Broadcast Power Monitor from LBA Technology can control two external RF Measuring heads. The high dynamic range with external couplers and RF measuring heads cover from 1W to 1MW. Equipped with the RMS Probes the Power conversion algorithms handles multi carrier, multi mode signals. With the 3026 Diode base probe the power readout gives good repeatable results. The power readout is auto scaled and VSWR will be calculated between the two probes. The COMM-connect Entry Level Power Monitor gives a number of applications to monitor and control the last part of your RF network installation from transmitters to the antenna.

  • AM Isocoupler

    CoLoCoil - LBA Group, Inc

    Multiple antennas and future add-ons are no problem for the CoLoCoil AM isocoupler. Even with different coax cable size requirements!LBA's modular approach allows the operator to start with one CoLoCoil, and build out to 6, 9, or more supporting 50 or more antennas!Practically "plug and play", expansions are fast, minimize AM station impact, and maintain full grounding and lightning protection!Truly the state-of-the-art in AM collocation, backed by over 25 years of colocation experience!The LBA CoLoCoil AM Isocoupler system permits trouble-free colocation of all wireless antennas on AM broadcast antenna towers including directional arrays! With the CoLoCoil, most wireless installations have virtually no effect on the host AM tower, and the AM station has no effect on wireless system coaxial cables and antennas. CoLoCoil isocoupler modular systems are transparent to AC or DC voltages on coaxial cables. Thus, they present no problem to coaxial-powered tower top amplifiers, smart antennas, and other devices even supporting AC and strobe tower lighting systems!LBA CoLoCoil modular iscoupler systems are ideal for PCS, Broadband and Cellular collocation. They feature a unique patent-pending configuration that allows the addition of multiple coaxial cable modules. New antennas can be accommodated at any time without system redesign. Modules are factory-adjusted to minimize field set-up, and only high stability components are used to eliminate periodic readjustment. Rugged coaxial connectors used at the input and output are the only RF path connections used, virtually eliminating intermodulation. RF path reliability and performance is that of the coaxial cable alone! Each coaxial path is sweep tested and measured for insertion loss before shipment and the documentation furnished to the user.All modular CoLoCoil isocouplers are rated to work with AM RF voltages typical on AM towers of 10,000 watts or less. Custom systems are available for all AM power levels. Custom isocouplers accommodate high power levels, special configurations and performance. Even non-coaxial cables, such as for active antennas and tower lighting, can be incorporated in custom CoLoCoil co-location modules.CoLoCoil AM isocoupler modules are optionally equipped with a unique isolation and safety monitoring system. Front panel indicators permit instant visualization of isolation circuit status and RF presence. Alarm connections are provided for interface with site status and interlock systems.For safety of user personnel, CoLoCoil isocoupler modules are designed so that no high RF voltages are accessible. A highly effective RF grounding system eliminates the AM "hot cabinet" problem. Additional features of the system include color-coding of all coaxial input/outputs and numbering for ready circuit identification and user inventory. A direct DC static ground and rugged spark gap provide lightning protection.

  • RF Safety Monitors

    FieldSense 2.0 - LBA Group, Inc

    FieldSense 2.0™ personal RF safety monitors from LBA Technology are an effective and economical means to monitor the strength of electromagnetic (RF) fields from wireless cell phone towers, microwave ovens, television stations, and other common workplace RF sources between 380 and 2,700 MHz, E-field and H-field (sensed as a plane wave). The Personal RF Monitor is essential RF safety equipment in complying with FCC, OSHA, Canadian and other workplace rf safety requirements.

  • Mica Capacitors

    LBA Group, Inc

    LBA Technology maintains a large stock of all types of RF mica capacitors, and can supply virtually any style, value, or manufacturer's product on special order. Mica capacitors are widely used in low and medium power RF equipment and are stocked in depth.

  • Antenna Systems

    Tunipole and Combipole - LBA Group, Inc

    LBA Tunipole Folded Unipole Antenna Systems deliver higher efficiency and bandwidth than series fed towers while providing lightning protection. Tunipoles are ideal for both directional and non-directional antenna systems. It provides extra bandwidth and efficiency; improves impedance match to reduce tuning unit loss and complexity; has identical radiation pattern to series fed; reduces tower height and ground system requirements; and allows mounting of FM, TV or communications antennas without isocuplers or stubs. No base insulator or lightning transformers are needed. Direct tower ground diverts lightning strikes to protect RF equipment. Combipoles permit up to 3 AM frequencies on one tower.