[AMRadio] RE: AM transmitter coming available


KC4QLP at aol.com KC4QLP at aol.com
Mon Mar 20 14:50:09 EST 2006



>And Bob is well aware, having helped disassemble and load a Raytheon
>RA-1000 into a Ranger pickup *and* Wells Cargo trailer. Only a 1 KW
>rig at that (albeit one of the larger ones). A mere 2300 pounds if you
>don't count the spare iron. It handled the weight, but it was fully
>loaded and then some. Even the 300G, a 250 watter, would be a pickup
>load plus at 1370 pounds!

>I hope someone saves it, and that whoever does has a very clear
>understanding of what they're getting into *before* they get there.
>This comes from someone who has moved several large transmitters,
>thought he was prepared, and found surprises each time. It's a whooole
>lot different than moving a BC-610 or your average relay rack full of
>gear.

>de Todd/'Boomer'  KA1KAQ



Whew!...how could I forget! I think some of these old transmitters "grow a 
few pounds" just before you go to move them.

Todd, hope all is well on your side of the state line and keeping the snow to 
a minimum there.

[BTW, I think that old 10kw generator is still sitting "there" and like you, 
wish there was a feasible way to transport that thing. My neighbors would be 
very jealous the first time the electricity went out in the village -grin-.]

73,

  Bob Carter - KC4QLP
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