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Broadcast Manuals

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Belar User Guides

Collins Radio Equipment Manuals

Gates Radio

(BAMA) The Boat Anchor Manual Archive

General Radio

(BAMA) The Boat Anchor Manual Archive

Marti Electronics Manuals

Nautel Support

Nems-Clarke (aka RCA WX-2D)

Orban Manuals

RCA: BTA-1R1

Sine Systems Product Manuals

Telos Manuals


Other Broadcast Manuals Available Via the BDR

* This list is of manuals on hand or scanned in. Some are just in paper; some of them are just too large for convenient download (25 or 35 MB ... or more), others are being cataloged and are available to BDR supporters. Need something? Just make contact. We might have it or know where it is.

Note: Most of these are in PDF format... except where noted.

Bauer

          Transmitters:   707

Belar
          
Download site: http://www.belar.com/ib/

Collins

Transmitters:  

  • 20V
  • 20V2
  • 20V3
  • 21E/M  (skim only)
  • 300J-2

Consoles:        

  • 212B-2
  • 212F-1
  • 212Z-1

Limiters:         

  • 26J-1
  • 26U-1
  • 26W

Delta

  • OIB-3

Gates Radio

Transmitters:  

  • BC-1T

Audio

  • Sta-Level 
  • SA-39A

General Electric

Transmitters:  

  • BT-1-B  1 kW FM Phasitron transmitter
  • 4TF5A1, 2  Television

General Radio

  • GR-1606-A

Gentner

  • SPH-4 Telephone Hybrid Manual
  • VRC-2000 Remote Control Manual
  • VRC-2000 VRCWin Software
  • VRC-2000 VRCWin Software Manual
  • VRC-2000 MS-DOS Software

Harris

Transmitters:  

  • MW-1A
  • MW50-C3

Hewlett-Packard

  • HP-333A/334A – Distortion meter
  • HP-8406A – Frequency Comb Generator 

Humor

  • Rane – PI14

LPB

Transmitters:

  • AM-30P 30 Watt AM Transmitter Schematic
  • AM-60P 60 Watt AM Transmitter Schematic (usable for AM-100)
  • AM Transmitter Limiter Schematic
  • Transmitter Tri-Power Schematic 

Marti Electronics
         
Download site: http://www.martielectronics.com/download/downloads.htm

McMartin

Transmitters:  

  • BA-1K      

Nems-Clarke

  • 120-E  Field Intensity Meter

Orban
         
FTP site: ftp://ftp.orban.com/

Omnia

Phoenix Micro

  • 5575A T1 Micro BERT Test Set Manual (Note that this is a very large (~150 mb) file due to hi-rez scans and the use of color)
  • 5575B T1 Micro BERT Test Set Manual

RCA

Transmitters:  

  • 5C – 5,000 Watts
  • BTA-1R1  - 1,000 Watts

Microphones:

  • 77-DX

Sine Systems
         
http://www.sinesystems.com/pages/support.html

Standard

            Transmitters:   938     

Symetrix

  • 528 Voice Processor Manual (1994)
  • 528 Voice Processor Schematics (1993)

Telos
         
http://www.telos-systems.com/?/support/manuals.htm

TFT 

  • EAS 911 Manual

Western Electric

Transmitters: 

  •  23A – 100/250 Watts (1937)
  • 310A/B – 100/250 Watts (1938)    (the 310 included a 23A)

Westinghouse

  •  FM-3

Patents

  •  Kahn – Symmetrapeak

Papers/Extracts

  • Hewlett-Packard – Spectrum Analyzer Instructions for AM and FM measurements

Miscellaneous Specification sheets/Brochures

Eimac

  • 4-125A

RCA

  • Mixer: 46-B    (1943?)
  • Line Amplifiers:  55-A    (1965?)
  • Pre-Amplifiers   41-B    (1933)
                             41-C    (1942?)
  • Program Amplifier: 40-C    (1935?)
  • Monitor Amplifiers: 82-A    (1937?)
                                  94-C    (1938?)
  • Monitoring system: AA-4194-B amplifier and UZ-4209 speakers  (1934)

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