Gates Transmitter in Storage

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Gates Transmitter in Storage

Post by abwdvm » Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:52 am

Wanted to share images of our Gates Transmitter in Storage. Its a winter project. I think it's a Gates BC-250-C1 , 1947

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http://www.ksstradio.com/wp-content/upl ... ates-2.jpg
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Re: Gates Transmitter in Storage

Post by Deep Thought » Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:54 am

Probably been there since the 1 KW daytime class-C power increase in the 1960s. At least the mice haven't eaten all the insulation off the wires.

Those are fairly easy to work on, but some parts will be unobtanium. Good luck!
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Re: Gates Transmitter in Storage

Post by RodeoJack » Tue Jul 21, 2015 10:35 am

Probably the station's first transmitter, given it's 250 watts. His RCA with the glowing 4-400s was likely their Class-C upgrade.

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Re: Gates Transmitter in Storage

Post by pioneer » Fri Jul 24, 2015 12:32 pm

Nice to see these photo's of this unknown transmitter with the 810's on it.

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