1950’s Era 5000 watt AM Transmitter

The guy laughing through the video kinda spoils the whole thing – but it gives you a good look at state of the art – 1950’s era – right at the beginning of the video you get a short look at the current transmitter – the rack full of stuff on the right is satellite equipment – the entire transmitter ( on the left ) is about the size of a small refrigerator . . .

A long long time ago – basically a “past” life – spent a little time working at a “Daylight Darling” – complete with their own Les Nessman – except this guy was a little more competent and a LOT more paranoid – his take on “Duck and Cover” was strange beyond your wildest imaginings – that is worth another post all by itself – an interesting individual to say the least – if the “Duck and Cover” video was / was not good for you – try this on for size – this one is borderline weird . . .

This is the best I could do to give you an idea of the late 30’s early 40’s era Collins Transmitter the station was using – it was a 500 watt only, not the 1000 / 500 variant – actually made it past there awhile back and was going to stop and take some pics – it was long gone – just an empty lot – the radials ran through the station as thick copper strips that went across the top of the concrete slab the station was built on – yes the tower was that close to the studio / offices – I often wonder what all that RF energy did to everyone that worked there for extended periods . . .

Have Fun! – Run the Gun! – and remember – Fish Heads are Cheap!!

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