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Last Update 4/24/22


Omnitronix
North Wales, PA


This fairly short-lived company was founded by David Solt PE in 1987.  He and his brother John were missionaries in South America, and sold little transmitters to outlying areas. Sometimes, they would drop little transmitters via parachutes. David Solt owned his own airplane.

Their specialty was solid-state transmitters that presumably needed little attention. In fact, they were the first manufacturer to offer a 2-year warranty on their transmitters. The models were offered for AM and SW use.

The Solts apparently built the 1 kW solid state unit, often called the Power Pebble, for Continental Electronics.

The company ran into financial problems after its relationship with Continental ended and, eventually, the line was sold to LPB on December 7, 2000, but was shut down in 2002 when LPB fell apart. Sadly, when LPB went out of business all parts and documentation were lost.

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Transmitters:

AM transmitters:

  OMNI-300   1992

OMNI-1000  1989

OMNI-2500  1991

OMNI-5000  1992
OMNI-10KW  1992
OMNI-50KW   1993
Announced, but unsure if any
were actually built