KFWB 980 Transmitter Site
DX-10 Installation
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Safety is vital, literally.  Safety signs issue the warning.

Equipment of this kind is installed with every possible consideration for proper, safe, and reliable installation and operation.

The back of the open cabinet reveals RF module output assemblies unique to the DX series transmitters.

During the installation of newly shipped equipment, a step by step review of setup and inspection procedures is necessary to be sure everything is still bolted together properly.

This is where the DX-10's primary line voltage is connected.

In this cabinet, remote control, audio, and RF connections are prepared.

Here's a good way to keep the kinks out of the antenna line.  Sharp bends in the line can damage the coaxial cable, so clamps are installed to prevent accidental damage to the line by excessive bending.

The antenna transmission line is well secured to the ceiling by hangars, and positioned to minimize sharp turns in the line.

It's alive!  The power now applied, we see an indication that things were done right!

The power output meter is indicating the expected 5,000 watt output power.

Here we can see the DX-10 in its final position, installed and operating!

One last look as night falls and we look back toward the building to see the new transmitter in place.

Congratulations to the KFWB Engineering Crew for a job well done!  Richard Rudman reports, "the MW-5 was not fully disconnected from service until we saw the DX-10 come up the driveway. Total elapsed time from disconnecting the MW-5 to getting the DX-10 on the air was two days, five hours, 45 minutes".  - Steve Blodgett

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