What Is the Frequency Range of a Leaky Feeder?

Mine Radio Systems

Leaky feeders are versatile communication cables used in a range of applications. The frequency range of a leaky feeder can vary based on the cable’s design and intended use. Typically, leaky feeders are engineered to operate within the frequency range of 50 MHz to 1 GHz.

Leaky Feeders in Mining and Tunneling Applications

In mining and tunneling environments, leaky feeders are commonly employed for communication systems operating in the VHF (Very High Frequency) and UHF (Ultra High Frequency) bands. VHF leaky feeders typically operate within the frequency range of 50 MHz to 136 MHz, while UHF leaky feeders operate within the range of 400 MHz to 512 MHz. These frequencies are well-suited for reliable communication in challenging underground conditions.

Specialized Applications and Higher Frequencies

Leaky feeders can also be designed to accommodate higher frequencies, catering to specialized applications like wireless communications and radio astronomy. In such cases, the frequency range of the leaky feeder depends on the specific demands of the application and the cable’s design. The range may extend beyond the typical VHF and UHF bands, enabling efficient communication in specific contexts.

Adaptable Leaky Feeders for Diverse Frequencies

The frequency range of leaky feeders is tailored to suit a variety of applications. While mining and tunneling commonly utilize VHF and UHF bands, leaky feeders can be customized for higher frequencies when necessary. This adaptability allows leaky feeders to provide reliable communication across different industries, ensuring effective data transmission and connectivity in challenging environments.

This post was written by Justin Tidd, Director at Becker Mining Communications! For over 15 years, Becker Communications has been the industry’s leader in Mine Radio Systems and electrical mining communication systems. As they expanded into surface mining, railroads, and tunneling they added wireless communication systems, handheld radios, tagging and tracking systems, as well as gas monitoring.

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