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Re: Can you run a Nautel Xmtr at 110%?
To: CRTech <crtech@crtech.org>
Subject: Re: Can you run a Nautel Xmtr at 110%?
From: JIm Turvaville <jimturbo61@yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 9 May 2018 16:42:43 +0000 (UTC)
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Reply-to: JIm Turvaville <jimturbo61@yahoo.com>
Come now, guys - the FCC says you have to operate a minimum of 90 percent of your licensed power at all times.  Even if you are just a CP, then you have a power level specified on it.   If you want to run the station lower than that, you are legally required to re-license it at that level. It's not just a random "I want to run this power today" kind of thing. 
 
Jim "Turbo" Turvaville 
SBE Certified Radio Engineer 
Turbo Technical Services 
 PH: 719-459-1859 
 www.jimturbo.com



From: Dave Land <dave@klvv.com>
To: CRTech <crtech@crtech.org>
Sent: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 9:55 AM
Subject: Re: [CRTech] Can you run a Nautel Xmtr at 110%?

It's a new station, no license yet, we're sizing everything now, we could run up to 16.9KW but thinking that 9.8 KW will be plenty. To do that we'd need to run the 5.5KW. 
Dave

On Wed, May 9, 2018 at 9:44 AM, <nathaniel.steele@icloud.com> wrote:
IF Nautel says it will do 5500W, then it should be fine, a transmitter isn’t a car, in other words, a transmitter runs at a set power level 100% of the time, it’s not stopping at red lights, or going up or down hills……so if the manufacturer says it will do 5500W, it would be used at 5500W full time.
 
That said my inclination would be to go to the next bigger transmitter, which I think is a 7.5. That way When an RF module fails, you stand a better chance of making (closer to) licensed power while it gets repaired.
 
Now the better question is, what is your licensed ERP, how much and what size transmission line, type of antenna, and any filters. In other words Have you calculated how much transmitter you need? This statement makes me wonder “Management wants to run it a full output for a max ERP.” Because MAX ERP is your LISCENSED ERP.
 
From: Laverne Siemens <lsiemens@goldenwestradio.com>
Sent: Wednesday, May 09, 2018 9:34 AM
To: CRTech <crtech@crtech.org>
Subject: RE: [CRTech] Can you run a Nautel Xmtr at 110%?
 
As long as you have a good load, proper cooling and aren't exceeding your licensed ERP...you should be fine at 5500 watts.
 
Laverne


-----Original Message-----
From: "Dave Land" <dave@klvv.com>
Sent: Wednesday, 9 May, 2018 9:30am
To: "CRTech" <crtech@crtech.org>
Subject: [CRTech] Can you run a Nautel Xmtr at 110%?
We're looking into getting a new Nautel 5KW transmitter. They are rated for a max output of 5500 watts. Management wants to run it a full output for a max ERP. Is that something you have done? or would even consider? 
To me, it feels like I'm gonna get in my car and run full throttle 100% of the time! Don't think it would last too long at that rate. 
Dave Land
The Love Station, Inc.



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