Live images from the bicycle race in Gdynia

HDwireless realizes widespread transmission for TV broadcast

The bicycle race “Polish Street Championships of the Elite” took place in Gdyna on June 25, 2017. Start and finish were located immediately by the harbor of the city on the Baltic Sea. The race went 260 km through the region and back to the harbor. Polish TV requested multi camera live coverage of the start and the final 80 km of the race. As commissioned by Mega-TV HDwireless – being the supplier for wireless camera technology and service contractor for project planning and execution – provided the RF-transmission concept. Patrick Nussbaum CEO HDwireless comments: “Aside from the route specifications, the operation of three motor-bikes with camera crews on the road, additionally, a camera helicopter would produce interesting aerial footage.” For the set-up this meant to deploy a further relay helicopter, and the use of a rather high and powerful antenna system, lastly for reasons of the topography of the backcountry, and an antenna lift with a hub of 50m above sea level within the harbor of Gdynia. Also, the transmission period and its flight time suited the airborne RF-relay stations inside the helicopters. Two HDwireless GPS antenna trackers optimized the radio technology. Patrick Nussbaum comments: “We had developed this tracker at the beginning of the year, and we’ve already had the opportunity to successfully test it with pilot projects at the Wings for Life World Run in Switzerland, and in Dortmund, celebrating the BVB-Soccer Cup parade. Here, in Gdynia the system is tremendously important to supply the best possible RF-signals.” Both GPS antenna trackers were equipped with high sensitive twofold diversity antennas. Their exact alignment with the corresponding helicopters supplied effective signal reception. Patrick Nussbaum resumes: “Introducing GPS antenna trackers results in outstanding increases of RF ranges which for the customer means ultimate efficiency of technical set-up.”