This is the Raytheon Section of
The Broadcast Archive

Maintained by:
Barry Mishkind - The Eclectic Engineer
Last updated: 3/23/11

Raytheon Manufacturing Co.

Chicago, IL


Raytheon is a lesser known, but major supplier to broadcasters in the 1940s and 1950s. The transmitter designs came from a group of RCA employees hired in 1945 to develop transmitter models, hence there are some clear similarities with contemporary RCA models. The RCA folks returned to RCA and Raytheon began a slow fade. The broadcast section was shut down long ago and the rights were sold in 1978 to Dan Churchill:
Commercial Radio Company
Duttonsville School Drive
Cavendish, VT 05142
(802) 226 7582

AM transmitters:

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RA-250 - 250 Watts

RA-1000 - 1 kW
KBIM, Roswell, NM, and another being rebuilt...

RA-5/RA-10 - 5 kW and 10 kW


FM transmitters:

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RF-250 - 250 Watts

RF-1000 - 1 kW

RF-3 - 3 kW

RF-10 - 10 kW


RC-11 - 9 pot mono console

RPC-40 - 5 pot portable consolette