AM Transmitters Free If You Haul Them Away

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AM Transmitters Free If You Haul Them Away

Post by Dale H. Cook » Mon Jun 29, 2015 7:10 pm

I have a client whose shack is clogged with a couple of tubed transmitters. We need to make room for a new main in less than a month, so either or both of the transmitters are free to someone who will pick them up in Lynchburg, VA. One is an ITA AM-1000, the other is a CCA AM 10000D. If someone wants to gut one or the other for parts (I am pretty sure that neither currently works) we will toss what is left outdoors until we can scrap them. If one or both go untaken they will go outdoors until scrapped.
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Post by Dale H. Cook » Tue Jun 30, 2015 5:29 am

I should have noted that both are on 930. I have not yet checked for manuals or schematics (I have electronic copies for current equipment) but will look for them on the next trip over there.
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Re: AM Transmitters Free If You Haul Them Away

Post by HadYourPhil » Tue Jun 30, 2015 9:32 am

Is the ITA the original WLLL tx? When I was there, we had a 5kw tx, but I don't remember the brand. I do remember the owner liked ITA/Wilkinson stuff...
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Post by Dale H. Cook » Tue Jun 30, 2015 10:57 am

HadYourPhil wrote:Is the ITA the original WLLL tx?
It is WLLL, but I don't know about original. When the studios were at the transmitter site (Jefferson Ridge Pkwy.?) and the FM bays were atop the AM tower they had a Gates BC-5B (I have the manual, which was still in the WGOL files after that became WZZU), which predated the formation of ITA. The ITA must have been installed as a backup, either at the original site or after Fletcher Hubbard bought the station and moved the transmitter site to Chapel Ln. near the original site. I remember visiting Vic Bosiger when he was building the Chapel Ln. site and I was working not too far away at WLVA.

I picked up a lot of information about WLLL/WGOL from over a decade of working with Bob Abbott at WZZU.
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Re: AM Transmitters Free If You Haul Them Away

Post by Dale H. Cook » Tue Jun 30, 2015 3:34 pm

The ITA and CCA transmitters are both spoken for - they will have a new home about 20 miles from where I live and about 60 miles from where they were last in service.
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