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Engineer's Log of Mark W. Persons
A Visit to Elkhart, Indiana

Monday, May 20, 2013: 

It worked out to stop at Crown Broadcast/IREC International Radio and Electronics Corporation in Elkhart, Indiana.

Kent Koselke was the tour guide. 

Crown has a rich history of providing quality equipment to the radio broadcast industry.

Clarence Moore founded the company in 1947 to help missionaries and others do broadcasting.

Crown built a 500,000 watt shortwave transmitter for HCJB Radio in Quito, Ecuador, in 1981. 

The goal was to put Christian programming into Russia, half way around the world.

Yes, it worked too.

I listened to HCJB many times when I was a young guy. 

I toured the factory where Crown FM translators were being built. 

They are a quality product. 

Crown is introducing a new line of transmitters.  This one is capable of 750 watts. 

Not bad for such a small box.   

After being on the road for some eight days, it was time to return to Brainerd, Minnesota.

Along the way, I stopped at a Microphone Museum and met with Chris Tarr, toured Electronic Research, attended the Dayton Hamvention, visited the Voice of America, Fair Radio Sales, and Crown Broadcast.

It really was time to go home. 

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

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