[AMRadio] BC TX list

John Lyles jtml at losalamos.com
Wed Jul 30 12:59:17 EDT 2008

Hey Mike

There was an excellent series in Electric Radio in ~2006-7 on conversion of BC transmitters, including many types. Between that, this mailing list, and the AM Forum discussion online, its tough getting excited about another special interest discussion group. In the past several years, I have asked questions about conversions and acquiring transmitters here and on the Forum, and gotten 100% of what I needed back from the technical knowledgebase here. There are also broadcast discussions, which often talk about scrapping out or selling old BC rigs, come get 'em, etc. 

My workplace here won't stand for Yahoo-ing, so I won't be able to participate. Thanks anyhow, good luck with that.

> 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
> www.n3eaq.net

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