[AMRadio] Broadcast transmitter rescue


QED Consultants qed at hughes.net
Thu Nov 20 16:39:31 EST 2008


Hi Al: I picked up a 20v2 abt a mo ago, so far have only fixed some mech 
issues and put a coat of was on it. it lookes good. hope to have it on air 
by spring. i do have a Gates BC1G on 80, got it this spring and use a Drake 
T4X as a driver. 73 Bernie
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Al Waller, K3TKJ" <k3tkj at qsl.net>
To: "Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service" 
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Sent: Thursday, November 20, 2008 8:55 AM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Broadcast transmitter rescue


> Hi Bernie,
>
> I have a pretty good source for these due to my present job. I also 
> rescued a Harris FM-3K but thought better than to announce that on the AM 
> list <grin>. I hope to get this one shined up and on the air over the 
> winter....like I need another project.
>
> 73, Al
>
>
> QED Consultants wrote:
>> Hi Al: I think the best thing for you to do to keep harmony in the family 
>> is to just tell me where it is located. I can then dispose of it for you. 
>> Bernie W8RPW
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Al Waller" <k3tkj at qsl.net>
>> To: <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
>> Sent: Wednesday, November 19, 2008 8:19 PM
>> Subject: [AMRadio] Broadcast transmitter rescue
>>
>>
>>> Last year I rescued a Gates BC-1 and an RCA BT-1 that I passed on to 
>>> WA3GGM
>>> as he had a passion for these that I did not. However his enthusiasm has
>>> rubbed off on me and I have located a Collins 20V-2. This one will be 
>>> mine
>>> after restoration and conversion. It was the backup box at a 500w AM 
>>> station
>>> that went QRT last Monday. So Saturday morning I will go get it and haul 
>>> it
>>> home..... thinking of what to tell the wife as I type this.
>>>
>>> So my question to the group. Who is the Collins 20v-2 guru and how much 
>>> will
>>> be involved to move it from 610khz to 1885khz.
>>>
>>> 73, Al  K3TKJ
>>>
>>>
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