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KSWP/KAVX Install Nautel Transmitters

Non-profit FM ministry chooses NVLT models

From the Who’s Buying What page: Two new Nautel FM transmitters are in place serving Lufkin Educational Broadcasting Foundation stations KSWP and KAVX in Lufkin, Texas.

At the recommendation of engineering firm Broadcast Works, the non-profit organization chose Nautel transmitters, which were purchased through Giesler Broadcast Supply.

The purchase of the NV20LT and NV30LTN was listener-funded.

Commenting to Nautel, Chief Engineer Tim Swanson said the transmitters were much lighter than the station’s older units, thus much easier to install. 

He likes the modularity of the IPA and praised the new units for running quiet and cool. “Our old transmitters ran about 115 degrees Fahrenheit, and the two HVACs never shut off,” Swanson said, adding that Lufkin “has four seasons: summer, almost summer, two days of fall and two days of winter.”

He said the transmitters are operating at 82 degrees.

From left: Assistant Engineer Stephanie Moree and Chief Engineer Tim Swanson mark the installation with Dan Giesler of Giesler Broadcasting Supply and Jeff Wilson of Nautel.

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