> There must be a few hundred (?) Broadcast Electronics FM1.5A transmitters,
> that use this in grounded grid, cathode driven operation, at 88-108 MHz.
> They were sold worldwide from 1984 until ?, and use a folded lambda/2
> (1/2wave) copper water pipe for a tank circuit. It was driven by a
> push-pull BJT (bipolar transistor) stage, based on the TRW design from
> France - PT9383, later replaced with Thomson SD1460 devices.
Add to that the McMartin transmitter (forgot the model number ... it's
been > 20 years) with the 8877 driven by a 4CX250 and a similar CCA
transmitter. I suspect a great majority of the class A FM stations
are/were running 8877 based transmitters (at least until the power
increases of a few years ago).
... Joe Subich, W8IK/4 ex-AD8I
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