The Bauer Transmitter

This is a Bauer FB-5000J transmitter, stashed away in the corner of a transmitter site.

Bauer FB-5000J Medium wave transmitter
Bauer FB-5000J Medium wave transmitter

Sorry I can’t get a better angle on it, as I said, it is stuck in the corner.

I don’t know what vintage it is, it seems to be from early 1960 or so as it has a low serial number.  It ran as the main transmitter until the Harris Gates BC5H was installed in 1976.  The transmitter is in beautiful shape, almost a museum piece.  I don’t know if it still has all it’s original iron, as the modulation transformer may have contained PCBs and been disposed of.  Otherwise, it is complete and tuned to 1,460 Khz.

I think the owner might be willing to donate it to a reputable organization, preferably a 501(c)(3).