[AMRadio] Fire in the Wire


Rick Brashear 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!

73,
Rick/K5IZ

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 
> active.
>
>
>
> Cheers
>
> John
> KB6SCO
> DM09fg
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