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Re: Old Transmitters
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From: Ted Miller <tmiller@sonsetsolutions.org>
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2018 18:50:01 +0000
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Thread-topic: [CRTech] Old Transmitters

As a consultant for radio stations on the mission field, I can say that there is little to no demand for tube transmitters from the mission field.  The reasons are primarily two:  1. Tube transmitters need TLC, but there isn't anyone to provide TLC.  We can put in low-power solid-state transmitters that run until they fail, requiring at most cleaning of the air filter when the over-temperature light comes on.  2. Most mission field organizations (whether foreign missionaries or local organizations) cannot afford the electricity bill that a high-power transmitter (tube or solid-state) produces.  So don't save those for the missionaries.

Ted Miller
Broadcast Engineer

SonSet Solutions
+1 574.970.4252 ext. 272

Technology for Abundant Life!

On 11/29/2018 2:11 PM, Jim McDermott wrote:

If you are like me, you probably have some older tube type FM transmitters in a garage or a corner. What can be done with these things? I have three older Energy Onix transmitters in various states of non-functionality. Should I just hire some one to haul them off for scrap? I have no desire to fix them, although two of them would probably still work. Are there missionary radio organizations that would take them? I just need to get them out of the way.

Jim McDermott
President, Lake Area Educ Broadcasting
Spirit FM Radio & The Pulse Channel

Lake of the Ozarks, MO
www.spiritfm.org -- www.pulsechannel.org

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