KPO Radio, San Francisco
Inspecting A Tube For The
Big 50 KW KPO Transmitter
In this photo, dated December 15, 1936, A. H. Saxton, NBC
Western Division Engineer, explains the workings of one of the KPO transmitter
tubes to Alice Tyler of the NBC Plant Department. The water-cooled final
amplifier tubes were rated for 100 KW, and cost $1,600 each in 1933! This tube
was kept on display at the NBC studios at 111 Sutter Street in San Francisco.
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