[AMRadio] New group on Yahoo Groups - For Commercial Broadcast


M. K. Hess mkhess at frontiernet.net
Wed Jul 30 07:07:07 EDT 2008


Hello All,

Just wanted to let everyone know about a new "specialized" group/mailserv on
Yahoo Groups
Called : bcast_xmtr_4ham

To join go to :  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bcast_xmtr_4ham/join

This group is for the discussion of commercial broadcast transmitter use in
the ham bands, 
with emphasis on acquisition, restoration, modification, and general use.
Discussion of 
"hints & kinks" for various transmitters, where to find parts,
swap-buy/sell/trade of 
transmitters and parts, operating practices, and general nostalgic
discussions.

I recently purchased a Gates BC-1H for restoration and conversion to 
160M AM. I discovered a few things:

1. There's a lot of knowledge out there, but you have to hunt for it.
2. There's a lot of interest
3. Finding parts is not too easy.
4. there's not much discussion of the operation of these units on our 
bands, or general discussion of, or experiences with the units being 
explicitly shared.

25 years ago I was an assistant chief, and on-air announcer for 
several commercial stations in South Central PA. since then I've 
always been interested in 160M, AM mode of transmission, owning my 
own commercial rig, quality audio on the ham bands, and similar 
topics.

Hopefully all of us who share these interests can come together here, 
and trade notes, help each other, and generally discuss this aspect 
of the hobby. Feel free to join the group and enjoy the fellowship.

Regards to all!

Mike Hess
N3EAQ
www.n3eaq.net



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