[AMRadio] RCA BTA-5T Transmitter


James M. Walker chejmw at acsu.buffalo.edu
Mon Apr 16 07:23:41 EDT 2007


Howdy,
I don't know the BTA-5T, but Brad KB7FQR has the BTA-5F, and I have
posted pictures of his setup at 
http://eshop1.chem.buffalo.edu/KB7FQR-Page.html

WARNING ***** Large Picture files ***** Dail-up folks may not want to view!
FWIW

Jim
WB2FCN


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "david knepper" <collinsradio at adelphia.net>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service" 
<amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Sunday, April 15, 2007 6:51 AM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] RCA BTA-5T Transmitter


>I apologize for sending this message to the entire list.
>
> Dave, W3ST/W3CRA
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> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "david knepper" <collinsradio at adelphia.net>
> To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service" 
> <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
> Sent: Sunday, April 15, 2007 6:46 AM
> Subject: Re: [AMRadio] RCA BTA-5T Transmitter
>
>
>> Bob, did you get some pictures taken so I can see this transmitter before 
>> coming down to York?
>>
>> If you recall, I live near Johnstown, PA
>>
>> Thank you
>>
>> Dave, W3ST/W3CRA
>> Publisher of the Collins Journal
>> Secretary to the Collins Radio Association
>> www.collinsra.com - the CRA Website
>> Now with PayPal
>> CRA Nets: 3.805 Mhz every Monday at 8 PM EDST
>> and 14.253 Mhz every Saturday at 12 Noon EDST
>> Collins Chatroom - Daily at 4 PM EDST on 7.208  Mhz
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "Robert A. Poff" <wb3awj at comcast.net>
>> To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service" 
>> <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
>> Sent: Thursday, April 05, 2007 11:16 PM
>> Subject: [AMRadio] RCA BTA-5T Transmitter
>>
>>
>>> Many months ago I posted on the list that I had an RCA BTA-5T to get rid 
>>> of.
>>>
>>> A few people responded, but after a crashed drive, I've lost names, etc.
>>> So here we go again..
>>>
>>> I have to get rid of our good old BTA-5T.
>>> It's absolutely free, BUT you have to remove it from the building.
>>> And I've now been presented with a May 1st deadline.
>>>
>>> The 5T is a 5KW/1KW switchable rig with 3 phase power.
>>>
>>> The rig is in operating condition, currently tuned to 910 kc.
>>> Until recently, I've run it for an hour every few months or so.
>>> There is a single 5762 in the PA.
>>> This one has been modified with 3CX2500 modulators (by WD8DAS of this 
>>> list
>>> when he was C.E. here)
>>>
>>> I found a link to this information sheet on the National Radio Club site
>>> http://www.nrcdxas.org/articles/bta5t/
>>>
>>> If you're interested, contact me via email.
>>> Or if you're REALLY interested call me at 717-515-0607
>>>
>>> It would break my heart to get to the point of cutting the old girl up.
>>> I grew up listening to it.
>>> Won't someone give it a good home?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Robert A. Poff
>>> Chief Engineer
>>> WSBA/WARM-FM/WSOX/WGLD
>>> Cumulus Media Partners
>>> York, PA
>>>
>>> Email : wb3awj at comcast.net
>>> Office : (717) 764-1155
>>> Direct : (717) 478-4005
>>> Fax     : (717) 252-5847
>>>
>>> S/V "Loon"
>>> 1983 Hunter 34
>>> Havre de Grace, MD
>>>
>>> "Lieutenant, target the offending power boat, and launch photon 
>>> torpedoes"
>>>
>>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>>> From: "david knepper" <collinsradio at adelphia.net>
>>> To: <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
>>> Sent: Thursday, April 05, 2007 7:57 PM
>>> Subject: [AMRadio] Antenna current
>>>
>>>
>>>> I just built a Zepp antenna with tuned feeders:  length of antenna is 
>>>> 247
>>>> feet with 45 feet of feedline using 5 inch spreaders.
>>>>
>>>> Why am I getting more antenna current in one lead than the other?  I
>>>> inserted an RF meter in each feedline before the antenna tuner.  I 
>>>> believe
>>>> that the current was about 1.5 and 1.7 R.F. ampere respectively at 
>>>> 3.870
>>>> Mhz.
>>>>
>>>> Thank you
>>>>
>>>> Dave, W3ST/W3CRA
>>>> Publisher of the Collins Journal
>>>> Secretary to the Collins Radio Association
>>>> www.collinsra.com - the CRA Website
>>>> Now with PayPal
>>>> CRA Nets: 3.805 Mhz every Monday at 8 PM EDST
>>>> and 14.253 Mhz every Saturday at 12 Noon EDST
>>>> Collins Chatroom - Daily at 4 PM EDST on 7.208  Mhz
>>>>
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