KPFK Transmitter Project
What we took out and replaced

The following link menu will guide you to the various portions of the project:

The Transmitter Building, before the restoration Asbestos Tile Coating all around

The vintage 1959 GE refrigerator.
We kept this, because it still works, and is energy efficient! The original GE refrigerator

The old coaxial interconnections and antenna switch Scary Plumbing!

More old coaxial interconnections and antenna switch Very Scary Plumbing!

Two worn-out Sparta-Bauer 25 KW transmitters, side by side The old transmitters

The first section of feedline to be removed I'm taking this away, thank you

The old control racks Old control racks

The feedline, supported by a rope! Not my idea of a good time

The old workbench DOS 6.22 and all the trimmings

a fire waiting to happen

Some of the old electrical system

Back to the start here.

KPFK operates at 90.7 Mhz with 112,000 watts, 5900 feet above sea level and 5600 feet above Los Angeles, California.

For more about Mt. Wilson, check out my pages about the mountain here.

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