Though I am now considering a current upgrade from our Sparta/Bauer 10kw transmitter that doesn't owe us anything, I must say that I have had nothing short if excellent service from the people and tubes from Econco for decades. I just replaced a rebuilt 4CX15000A which was still running after serving for more than 3 years. Two Econco 4CX5000 modulators continue doing their jobs for nearly as long. The Econco warranty is as good as gold on the very rare tube that comes up short of the warranteed hours.
You should have Nautel do an analysis for your client. Depending
on the power rate, the savings in power, tubes and maintenance may
provide a quicker payback than you think. And no I don't have
any pecuniary relationship with Nautel.
On 07/19/18 10:35, Tommy Gray wrote:
Yep that would be preferable but none of these small market
stations have that kind of money!
The best thing I did was buy a new Nautel. Don't miss
changing tubes in the middle of the night at all
On 07/19/18 09:48, Tommy Gray
Hi folks! I too would love to see what alternatives folks
are using instead of Econco. Out of 5 rebuilts we have
received from them this year, 3 have been bad out of the
box. Two dead at startup and one lasted 30
Minutes before an internal
Short killed it. The one that worked lasted a little
Over 6 months before not making sufficient power to
keep them. This is in 4 different transmitters so it
has to be tubes. We finally started buying new tubes
lately. Changing a tube three times just to get a good
one is a pain!
The owner of one of the stations asked me about
National. Any experience with these for new ones.
All my experience with them
Is many years back. We are using 3CX15000A7 and
this has been discussed before but I can't
find the old emails. We need a new or rebuilt
4CX7500A. I see that RF Parts has a Taylor
brand new one for $1795 while ECONCO wants
$1949 to rebuild our old one.
tried the Taylor? Or a suggestion for another
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