[AMRadio] RCA Console

Bill Smith hbco2 at sbcglobal.net
Tue Mar 27 11:41:58 EST 2007

Hi Rick,

I don't recall seeing any.  RCA made custom equipment, and control consoles
for transmitters above 5 Kw.  They were not remote control but were designed
for emplacement in front of the large transmitters.  Don't know if they made
a panel for the 1R. That doesn't mean much, as only have limited
information.  Have seen one panel with a Gates label and worked with a
similar panel made by Rust (to control a 1MX), but don't know who actually
made it.  The Rust unit used GE meters, and the Gates used Weston meters.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rick Brashear" <rickbras at airmail.net>
To: "'Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service'"
<amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Monday, March 26, 2007 4:07 PM
Subject: RE: [AMRadio] RCA Console

Thanks Bill for the information.  My BT was a typo and should have been BTA,
sorry, I got trigger happy.

That is very interesting about the history of broadcasting.  I guess I am
asking more about the BTA 1R2.  Several of it's functions are wired in such
a way to allow for remote operation.  Not everything, but enough to make it
reasonably easy.  On/Off, power level, crystal, etc. are all included.  I am
just wondering if RCA or another manufacturer made a console capable of
handling the options already built in to the BTA series?


By BA series you must mean the BTA- for AM transmitters and BTF- for FM
transmitters.  Consoles were identified...

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