[AMRadio] RE: AM transmitter coming available


Larry Will lhwill at verizon.net
Mon Mar 20 17:49:52 EST 2006


The RCA BTA-5xx is essentially the size of two BTA-1R's bolted 
together.  The cabinets do separate so would fit in 2 pickups with 
still room for the removed iron.
a 1R1 hauls easily in a Ford F250.

Larry W3LW

At 09:42 AM 3/20/2006, you wrote:
>On 3/18/06, KC4QLP at aol.com <KC4QLP at aol.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> > >WHAT IS THE WEIGHT AND SIZE?WILL IT FIT OK IN A PICKUP BED?
>
><snip>
>
> > HAHAHA!....now thats funny!  If it were the 1KW version I'd say it possibly
> > would fit in a good sized pickup being the size of a good hefty 
> refriderator.
> > But a small trailor would be needed to haul the iron.
> >
> > This 5KW box needs more than a pickup truck
> >
> > [currently maintain an RCA BTA 1R1]
> >
> >
> >
> > Bob Carter - KC4QLP
> > -------------------------------------------------------------
> > Mid-Atlantic-Engineering-Services of Utica NY / Elizabeth City NC
>
>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
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