500KW Transmitter Schematic

  
The transmitter was designed with redundancy and cutback (reduced power mode) in mind, giving the transmitter more continuity of service. The final amplifier was divided into 3 separate modules, each using four RCA type UV-898 tubes in push-pull parallel making up a total of 12 output tubes. The outputs of the three modules were combined in series in such a way, that if one of the 3 RF modules failed, the transmitter could continue to operate using the other modules. This idea was a very important step in transmitter design as modern solid-state transmitters are designed entirely in this a modular fashion as is described in my WABC Digital AM Transmitter Page Digital Modulation Section. Modern transmitter with modular design are composed, typically of 1KW modules with lower power modules used for shallow slopes of modulation.
500KW Transmitter Schematic - schematic




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