Turgi, Switzerland, November 30, 2017. Ampegon has received a new contract from WLMK Radio, based in Pennsylvania, United States, for development and installation of a new 300 kW high power Shortwave Transmitter with test load, matrix switch and remote control system.
In spring 2017, WMLK Radio’s transmitter building caught fire and the previous Ampegon transmitter (originally built in 1975 under our heritage BBC brand, and working reliably until the fire) was completely destroyed. Ampegon is now pleased to be working with WMLK to provide a replacement transmitter as quickly as possible and get their radio station back on-air.
Ampegon will provide our latest transmitter model featuring a high performance PSM power supply, the latest filter technology and Ampegon’s intuitive UCS control system. This allows the entire transmitter to be operated from a single touch screen, or even remotely over the internet. These features provide significant benefits over the heritage generation BBC transmitter, including greater electrical efficiency, significant reliability improvements, and the ability to retune rapidly. Ampegon’s Radio Transmitter Construction Group aims to give WMLK a high priority in order to have the station back on-air by October 2018.