Richard Crompton started LPB (Low Power Broadcast Co.) in 1960 to provide equipment for small stations, often on college campuses where carrier current transmitters were often found.
Low power transmitters were found from Disney World to the Citroen Tunnel in Paris. The gear was relatively inexpensive, but rugged. Crompton pioneers using power splitting ferrite core transformers to improve coupling energy into power lines.
In the 1970s, LPB assisted in the design and installation of the first Traveler's Information System (TIS) transmitters, consoles, Part 73 AM transmitters, localized transmission systems for amusement parks, multi-language, hearing impaired, and other uses. In 1988 Edward Devecka purchased LPB, selling it to Tom Spadea in 1998.
LPB acquired Systemation in 1994, Fidelipac in 2000, and Omnitronix in 2001. Unfortunately, in the end, the company failed largely due to do with poor management that was apparently stripping cash and assets for personal desires, and it closed sometime in 2008. The console business was sold to Dave Strode, who operates as Sandies. The remaining parts and documentation largely disappeared after closure.
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Low Power Transmitters
five and eight pots
built for RCA by LPB - later
used in TV Show Northern Exposure
|Blue 5c - 1990|
Console "S" series - Signature