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RE: end of an era

It's not just the power required... transmitters may need replacement parts that haven't been manufactured in years. Somebody I worked with said that it really makes you feel old when you see a building torn down that you worked on constructing. I worked on transmitters for the Navy that replaced older models they could no longer maintain. They were for the Transit navigation system, and I'm sure they were scrapped too once the GPS system became operational. And I worked on NDBs (Non-Directional Beacons at airports) - most of those have been turned off. And two-way HF single sideband radio, gone too. At least the National Weather Service is still broadcasting on 162.xxx MHz on units I worked on. When I retire in a few months I'll probably be volunteering at the Antique Wireless Museum.

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