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Customer of M. W. Persons

KYCK Radio 97.1 MHz 100 KW
Crookston, Minnesota


January 29, 2009:  Here is your intrepid radio broadcast engineer, Mark Persons, reaching deep trying to get the last of eighty 6-32 machine screws installed in the frequency determined PA shorting-plate in the final cavity of a Harris HT30CD FM Transmitter.  The station is KYCK Radio Crookston, MN.  The transmitter was purchased almost new, but needed retuning to 97.1 MHz.  Part of the PA tube socket was rebuilt and reconfigured in the process.  It all worked out fine in the end, but it was a bit of a job to make it all happen.   
Jim Offerdahl was busy inspecting a new connector on the Andrew 3-inch Heliax coaxial cable antenna line as a part of the project.
Here is Mark Persons, using his new Agilent N9340B Spectrum Analyzer to measure the KYCK signal.  It is no minor feat to get it to come out right.

You may not recognized this transmitter right away because the face-pate has been temporarily removed from the upper metering panel.   

After the measurement work, everyone was happy.  On the far right is Project Consultant Jack Hanson.  This transmitter is the new main transmitter with the original Harris FM25K Transmitter moved into standby status.

The Sine Systems Remote Control equipment came from M. W. Persons.   

The stories go on and on.  Stop in again sometime.  I'll leave the soldering iron on for you. 
Mark W. Persons   Ham WMH

Questions?  Email Mark Persons:  teki@mwpersons.com   

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