Mike's Gates BC-1H Page
PAGE Continuously Updated!
Picked-Up the Transmitter on 8/2/2008
Will update as I go!
Last updated 05-16-09 -- SEE PROGRESS LINKS BELOW
Original History of the Transmitter:
The Gates/Harris BC-1H was the main transmitter for WROV-AM, Roanoke, VA. when they went off the air. The transmitter is SN 90622, and had replaced a BC-1T that had been the main transmitter, and later became the back-up. My friend KC9CEZ has that unit, and is working on restoring it as well.
Keep an eye on the restoration progress by following the links below!
Here is a picture (Courtesy of Pat Garrett, formerly of WROV) of the day the BC-1H was removed from the station.
The transmitter building was literally being torn down around them as this picture was snapped!.
You can learn the complete history of WROV at: http://www.wrovhistory.com/
Day 1 = Delivery - 8/3/2008
Day 2 = Disassembly Begins = 8/4/08
Day 3 = Disassembly Continues = 8/4/08
Day 4 = MAJOR Disassembly Continues = 01/03/09
Day 4 through X = Restoration Update = 01/17/09
Big Iron Friends From the BC-1H - Updated Regularly!
FULL Schem of the Audio Section!
01-29-09 Update- before & After, Section by Section!
02/16/09 - Rebuild Update!
03/02/09 - Progress Update!
03/08/09 = Paint Day!
03/17/09 = Latest Update
03/22/09 = Update for the week
05/16/09 = Transmitter Room Prep is Underway!
02/13/2010 = Transmitter Room Prep is DONE!
The Spec Plate from My BC-1H
My "Things to do list" until I'm finished with this project!
Links of Interest:
!Yahoo Group page for "Commercial Transmitters 4Ham Use"