About Radio Station WWRB

Our studios are equipped with modern broadcasting equipment, including "real time" digital audio processing. We can broadcast your program material via cassette, C/Ku band satellite, telephone patch, CD, LP, STL, or DAT.

Global-1: Fully Operational; 115 kW capable
Global-2: Fully Operational; 115 kW capable
Global-3: Fully Operational; 150 kW capable
Global-4: Fully Operational; 150 kW capable
Global-5: Fully Operational; 150 kW capable, (back-up transmitter)

WWRB utilizes both Harris and Conquest Broadcast Technologies transmitters. They are equipped with digital computer controlled, solid state modulators, and are fully frequency agile. The transmitters are capable of being combined, providing power output levels of well over 450,000 watts. All of our transmitters have been approved by the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Aviation Administration.

Radio Station WWRB possesses one of the most advanced antenna systems of any private shortwave station in the continental United States. In general, private shortwave stations in the continental United States specifically target one or two directions; Radio Station WWRB, however, can target the entire globe, an ability shared only with WYFR in Okeechobee, Florida.

We at WWRB use full size, high efficiency, dual feed curtain reflector antennas, full sized wide spaced Yagi antennas, and full size dual feed rhombic antennas suspended by tall steel radio towers for maximum performance. Our antennas average 140 feet above ground level.

WWRB's antenna system encompasses approximately sixty acres of land.

Radio Station WWRB conducts periodic propagation studies as part of our reliability program, detailed below. As a sales gimmick, some stations send people to personally check on their station's signal in various parts of the globe. However, it merely creates an expense that the station will expect its clients to pay for. Radio Station WWRB has access to Airline Transport Communications' engineering databases scientifically developed by private and governmental agencies such as NASA and the Voice of America shortwave. We are able to model shortwave propagation accurately. Please see our Frequently Asked Questions for additional details.

Radio Station WWRB has four fully qualified engineers on staff. At any given time, at least one engineer is stationed at the WWRB transmitter facility.

Radio Station WWRB stocks spare parts for all equipment. This results in absolute minimum down time as the engineering staff always has the proper parts to effect immediate repairs. Combined with our full time on-site engineers and fully redundant systems and subsystems, minimal downtime is assured. Radio Station WWRB has never been off the air for mechanical difficulties for more than twelve hours in the last thirteen years.

The finished product of this Radio Station is your program. To safeguard and ensure delivery of your program, once each month, our staff conducts a detailed study of all systems, radiowave propagation, operational errors (if any), logbooks, transmitter outages, antenna problems, and then compiles a reliability report. The staff then meets and discusses the report findings, and, if necessary, institutes corrective action.

Airline Transport Communications Incorporated is the parent company of Shortwave Radio Station WWRB. An established manufacturer and provider of aircraft navigational aids, communications equipment, aerial survey/photography systems, and long range "air to ground" digital voice and data services, Airline Transport Communications Incorporated backs up solid engineering with over thirty years of experience. All products are designed with turnkey operation in mind: factory engineers perform all facility site selections/surveys, all necessesary government permitting, FCC & FAA engineering approvals, design any initial aircraft instrument approach procedures, and perform initial flight inspections. Airline Transport Communications also services existing government and private ground based aircraft navigation facilities.

Airline Transport Communications operates an aircraft electronics avionics repair facility, repairing and maintaining VHF and HF aircraft communications radios, VOR navigation radios, Distance Measuring Equipment (DME), weather radar, transponders, automatic direction finding (ADF) equipment, and provides consultation for troubleshooting avionics problems.

Currently, Airline Transport Communications is now testing its latest product, the fully solid-state 760-L nondirectional beacon system. The 760-L nondirectional beacon suits any airport's needs, with continuously variable power from 1 to 2000 watts.

Recently, Airline Transport Communications has upgraded the capabilities of its aerial photography division. The Company now supports vertical, oblique, and tax mapping still and video aerial photography, with still resolutions up to and beyond three gigapixels, and can provide photography service anyplace in the Americas with Company-owned aircraft and staff pilots. European/Asian photography is also available upon request. Power line and pipeline patrol, oil field and utility photography, and aerial terrain mapping are also supported. Doubly-redundant grid-mapping GPS systems are utilized to ensure the highest possible accuracy in all operations.