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KVSV Installs Nautel XR3

Old transmitter is taken away in a bucket loader

AM station KVSV in Beloit, Kan., has installed a new Nautel XR3 transmitter.

The 3 kW box was purchased from Chris Kreger of RF Specialties of Missouri Inc.

Chief Engineer Bart Jones told Radio World, “KVSV is a live, local, full-service station that plays a lot of music, and the DJs have all noted the improved audio quality, even though no processing was changed.” Jones also commented on the flexibility offered by the unit’s six programmable power levels.

“The only thing I had to add was a Cat-5 line to the router, for some of the online programming functions … and I doubt that was necessary, since all the functions are available from the front panel, but I just used the Web browser interface to set it up.”

Jones added that station owner Harry McGrath hauled the 25-year-old previous transmitter away chained to his front-end bucket loader tractor. “He had a ball. Harry is a hands-off owner guy, and rarely ever shows up at the station, but he was there that night, at 1:30 a.m., playing with heavy equipment.”

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