|[AMRadio] Fire in the Wire|
rickbras at airmail.net
Fri Dec 1 14:22:57 EST 2006
Congrats John! If I can ever figure a way to get my BTA-1R2 in the
shack maybe we can burn a trail between Dallas and Carson City!
John Lawson wrote:
> 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
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