[AMRadio] Transmitter fitting

Vince Werber ka1iic at prexar.com
Fri Dec 1 19:01:09 EST 2006

Well to be honest I wasn't the one that came up with the window idea... 
although I do have an eight foot wide 5 foot tall one in the dining room...

The last rig I got up to the second story of this place was a Motorola 
Sensicon that has two 100TH in the final...  a seven foot high and 2 1/2 foot 
wide deal...  Not anywheres as big as the unit you are speaking of I am sure 
but still a project...  I have no idea how heavy it is.

I personally would go with the door removal... but that's just me.

Have you considered the possibility of using some sort of 'rolls' to make the 
moving easier?  In the past I have used three inch in diameter thick walled 
piping for these sort of things...

Also... will the building that you will be putting this beauty in handle the 
height?  With old houses that wouldn't be a problem but many of the newer 
ones the height might  be problematic...  With a single story house 
modifications to the structure can be much easier than a two story 

I'll think on it a bit... perhaps my crusty old brain will find a cell or two 
that might still be firing <heh>  Over the years I've been in on so many 
different moving projects...  the worst was a commercial wood furnice (solid 
cast iron) that we had to raise 9 feet into the air to remove it from the 
building it was in so we could move the thing to its new home...  There were 
only three of us working on that project...  and I was much younger <heh>

Keep me in the loop on this one...  


On Saturday 02 December 2006 09:08, Rick Brashear wrote:
> Vince,
> Thanks for your suggestion of moving the transmitter into the shack
> through a window.  However, the RCA BTA-1R2 is not in modules.  It is a
> 7' tall 32" wide (at the most narrow point), 1500 pound commercial
> broadcast transmitter.  The modulation and power supply transformers and
> chokes are sitting in the bottom of the cabinet and can easily be
> removed.  However, you're still looking at several hundred pounds
> cabinet and other components.  It might be possible to get it through a
> window, however, the window would have to be taken completely out, so it
> would likely require as much if not more work than to take the door
> casing out.
> Thanks,
> Rick/K5IZ
> Vince Werber wrote:
> >Forgive me if I made things worse but seriously here is what I might
> > try...
> >
> >First off the mod deck and power supply decks will have the most weight...
> >  I would pull them out (it is rack mounted I hope...)....
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