RCA Portable Radios

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RCA_TRANSMITTER_LOGO_001During the summer of 1983, I assisted in the installation of a GATES 25 KW transmitter at radio station KBHB, Sturgis, S.D.  The transmitter in operation was a 1949 RCA BTA-5F 5KW. The transmitter was purchased by station owner, Les Kleven, when he put KBHB on the air in 1963. KBHB operates on frequency 810 KC.  The old RCA operated on 580 KC. The original sight that this transmitter operated on is not known to me. Pictured is the ID plate which I salvaged from the door of the BTA-5F.