This is the Equipment Archive Section of
The Broadcast Archive

Maintained by:
Barry Mishkind - The Eclectic Engineer
Last Update 10/28/11

If you can help share some information, tech tips, pictures, dates and original prices, please do. Thanks! 

Transmitters
(Some tech tips are embedded as folks share them with us.)

AEL 

Bauer

Broadcast Electronics

CCA

CCI Cetec-Sparta Collins Radio Continental Electronics
CSI de Forest Energy Onix Federal Telegraph
Foreign (non-US)  Gates Radio General Electric

General Electronic Labs

Harris ITA  Larcan McMartin
Nautel, Ltd. QEI Raytheon RCA
REL Sintronics/Singer Standard Visual
Western Electric Westinghouse Wilkinson Miscellaneous

Additional Tech Tips: They may say "Parts is Parts," but you should check out 
John Stortz' Top Ten list 
of rules to consider when dealing with replacement parts.

Where do old transmitters go? Many older units end up with amateur operators who
restore the transmitters and love to watch the tubes glow! Check out amfone.net

Studio Equipment:

Ampex

AMPRO

Autogram Broadcast Audio
Broadcast Electronics CCA Cetec-Sparta

Collins

Continental Electronics

Electro-Voice

Fidelipac

Gates Radio General Electric General Radio Harris
Howe ITC Klotz LPB
McMartin Magnecorder Ramko RCA
Studer Ward-Beck Western Electric Misc

The first:
Solid state console: 1958 - Cyril Brennan
Alternative: GE - 1960??
Stereo Console - ???

Antennas and towers:

Blaw-Knox

Dielectric

ERI

Jampro

Phelps Dodge

Pi-Rod

Rohn

Shively

Stainless

Utility

Wincharger

Control, Monitoring, and Test:

Access

Audemat

Belar

 Gates

General Radio

Gentner

Inovonics

Moseley

Nems-Clark

Potomac Instruments

QEI

RCA

Rust

TFT

WE

Processing:

CBS

Collins Radio

CRL

Dorrough

Gates/Harris

Gregg Labs

Inovonics

Omnia

Orange County

Orban

Pacific Recorders

UREI

 

Transmission Basics:

AM
FM
AM Stereo
FM Quad
IBOC (IBAC)
AM Antennas
FM Antennas

 

Television equipment:

 

RCA TV Studio Gear

Ampex Studio Gear

 

Receivers:

Links dealing with receivers:
radioblvd.com and ohiou.edu

Philco
Bang & Olufsen

Miscellaneous:

 

 


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