Pattern Changes and You

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
Wed May 28 03:26:47 EDT 2008

When the RCA BTA1M died, I almost ended upo with a Gates BC1G.. but instead,
got a Gates BC1H here at WABV.

That RCA BTA1-M was a blessing on the winter, but it made summer HELL and
then some when the AC didn't work right. the Gates BC1H doesn't generate as
much heat

Paul Walker
WABV (12/2006 to 5/2008)

On Tue, May 27, 2008 at 11:04 PM, Roger Kirk <> wrote:

> Bill O'Neill wrote:
>> And pity the poor slob who broke ranks and dared to open the studio window
>> while the AC was running.
> When I worked at WKTQ South Paris, the transmitter (Gates BC1G) was in the
> control room.  And there was no window.  On a summer day, the poor air
> conditioner strained mightily to keep up. Oh, and the huge clunky Gates
> Console, Gates Turntable pre-amps, Gates compresser/limiter, Conelrad
> Receiver and Ampex 601 - they were all toasty-warm tube equipment, too.
>  Only the cart machine (yes "the" cart machine) was transistorized.  Lots of
> heat load for a fine August day.

Paul B. Walker, Jr.

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