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.
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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.