[AMRadio] Fire in the Wire

crawfish crawfish at surfmore.net
Fri Dec 1 13:35:07 EST 2006

Going to do the same next weekend. N4UAE is buying K4XK's Gates and bringing
it to AL next Saturday. I will be helping to load it. The things we do for
love for this AM stuff...
                                      Joe W4AAB
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Lawson" <jpl15 at panix.com>
To: <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Friday, December 01, 2006 12:14 PM
Subject: [AMRadio] Fire in the Wire

> Thanks entirely to the strenuous efforts of Mike KO6NM and a non-ham
> friend of his, I am shortly to take delivery of a (pretty nice, I'm told)
> RCA BTA-1MX broadcast transmitter.... this is the early 50s single-cabinet
> 1KW rig with the lateral-sliding front door - a pair of 833s modulated by
> another pair - and a brace of 807's handling the driver and oscillator
> duties.  I'm also told that, sometime in it's life, the original RCA power
> tranny woofed it's cookies, so that was replaced with one of those
> low-class, awful Peter Dahl jobs.
>    But I decided to go ahead and take the rig, regardless.
>    Now - gotta do a 1000-mile round-trip (Carson City -> Los Angeles ->
> Carson City) and fetch it back up here.
>     And, I'll document the Progress as it goes - I have a nascent website
> just for my boatanchor stuff - time to dust it off and get it active.
> Cheers
> John
> DM09fg
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