[AMRadio] Cabinet disassembly - was Free kilowatt BC transmitter

Mark Foltarz Foltarz at rocketmail.com
Tue Apr 4 09:46:20 EDT 2006

I was able to disassemble the cabinet for a Gates 1J.  

The RF and Modulator decks were removed and the power supply components

The then empty cabinet yielded to movement since there were no more internal

I spent a few minutes  swaying the cabinet to stress the top spot welds. 

Virtually all of the spot welds on the top of the cabinet broke cleanly.

The bottom spot welds were handled with a sawzall.  

The cabinet panels can now be assembled with hardware as opposed to welding

Even better, the panels may be painted individually. 



--- Donald Chester <k4kyv at hotmail.com> wrote:

> >One can easily rent a trailer it will fit in
> It was my understanding that the transmitter was moved on site and the 
> building was built around it, so that the transmitter could not be removed 
> from the bulding in one piece..  Renting the trailer would be the best idea 
> if the BC station would  let you tear out a wall in their building to remove 
> the transmitter, and not charge you for the damage.
> I'm not sure if the BC1-F cabinet breaks down into two pieces, or if it is 
> unibody construction.  If it can be non-destructiviely disassembled, it can 
> just as easily be re-assembled.
> But in the worst case, it would be better for a ham to part it out than for 
> the BC station to hire a bunch of goons as a wrecking crew to do the same 
> thing, and then take it all to the landfill.
> I'm sure that has already happened too many times.
> Don k4kyv
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