This 1KW AM transmitter was in service in Hot Springs, Arkansas at station KBHS. M.L. Young obtained it for his Hot Springs radio museum when the transmitter was taken out of service, and it lived in ML's museum for many years. The three phase powered heavy power supply iron and modulation transformer were discarded when it was placed in the museum as a static display. When ML's health forced him to close his museum his friend James, N5ARW, obtained the transmitter with the intention of restoring it. Here's a note he posted to the CCA mail reflector in August 2001.
I am the happy owner of a 20K transmitter. It is really
great with motorized controls for most adjustments.
As with most restoration projects, this one is missing
a few things. From the cabinet, it is missing the left
side panel and the lower rear panel section below
the rear doors. It is also missing all the big iron,
HV transformer and choke, modulation transformer
and choke. It has spent many years of its life
as a museum piece and so the heavy iron was
not important. I would like to take a shot at
getting it working again so please pass along
any leads for parts.
It also came without any documentation so I am looking for that too (original or copies). There are some of you who are especially interested in broadcast transmitters and I would appreciate hearing from you an any advise you want offer.
Thanks & 73
James N5ARW in beautiful Hot Springs National Park, AR