Wed, 7 Feb 2001 20:31:58


I was surprised to see your Phasitron Page" when I ran a search out of idle curiosity.  It was my first exposure to complex electronics when I became chief engineer of WTJU (the student-run station at Univ. of Va.), the transmitter for which was a Gates exciter modified to put out 10 watts.  As I recall, there were at least 6 interacting adjustments in the modulator section, and I was lucky to get distortion below 5%.  But it actually worked, and listeners would call to tell us what a good signal we had.  Eventually we got a new transmitter, but I kept one of the tubes as a souvenir.  The label must have been the original settings.

Cheers, Ben Crutchfield Arlington, Va  

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