Contract Client Since 2006.
Radio International KATQ Broadcast Association
KATQ-AM & FM, Plentywood, Montana.
Bruce Lapke in front of the studios for KATQ-AM & FM in Plentywood.
Operator's position in main on-air studio.
KATQ production room.
Studio equipment racks with Belar modulation monitors,
Moseley remote controls, audio processing,satellite receivers,
and EAS gear.
KATQ-AM operates on 1070 kHz with a transmitter power of 5,000 Watts.
This Collins 828E-1 Power Rock had been faithfully serving KATQ-AM.
We installed the Harris DAX-5 as the new main transmitter. The Collins
is still ready to put on the air in backup service. Bruce Lapke
inaugurates operation with the new transmitter on September 12, 2006.
The exhaust air flow for the DAX-5 is much different from the Power Rock,
so we had to move the exhaust port and install a new intake port on the
west side of the building.
Kintronic antenna tuning unit couples the transmitter to the tower.
Onan Genset provided by FEMA was intended to keep the station on the air
during and following an atomic attack. Even now, when the chances of a
Soviet missile strike are minimal, the Genset keeps Sheridan County's
only radio station on the air when the weather knocks out the power.
KATQ-FM transmits with a four-bay Jampro antenna on a wooden pole
next to the beacon at the Plentywood airport.
This aging Collins 831C-2 Generation 4 transmitter powered KATQ-FM.
The original exciter had been replaced with a QEI 675B FM exciter.
The tube socket had deteriorated to the point that it needed to be
replaced. A new one was so expensive that the Board decided to purchase
a new transmitter.
On November 13, 2006, we installed a new Harris ZX2000FM transmitter
at KATQ-FM. On the left is the Inovonics Omega_FM audio processor and
Moseley TRC-15 remote control.
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