The View from the Roof
Photos of the 2-Bay Antenna, and the faulty feeder cable:
We decided to replace our aging Telefunken transistor power amplifier with a new state-of-the-art cost effective MosFet unit from “Nicom” (www.nicomusa.com) along with a Band Pass Filter “BPF2000” to help protect it and to clean up our signal. This was successfully installed on November 18, 2003.
This unit has provisions for Telemetry so we will be able to add a PC at First Canadian Place to deliver the information back to us in the studio and to act as a backup method to get our audio delivered to the transmitter should we have a cable fault in the future.
The Telefunken Power amp will be closely examined to find out just what happened when the feeder failed. This is an old unit that has had several expensive repairs over the last 5 years. With time we hope to restore it, to give us a backup unit in case of future failures.
We can only be grateful that this failure happened AFTER our fundraising drive rather than before. We have had the resources to buy necessary new equipment and clean up old equipment, so that our signal will actually be clearer and stronger than it was before. We thank our listeners for your patience through this period.
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