Star City Radio Tools

This site specializes in software tools and other resources of interest to radio engineers.

 

SPECIAL NOTE

Because of the limitations of my host system there is a limit to how large a file visitors can download. I have divided files over 50 mb into multi-part archives. I have provided those archives in two formats. Windows users can utilize the self-extracting version - save all of the parts in the "Windows" section to the same folder and then double-click on the first part (with the ".exe" extension) to re-create the single large file from the multi-part archive. Those who use Macintosh or other systems that can extract RAR files, or windows users who have WinRAR or a similar utility, can save all of the parts in the "Other" section to the same folder and then use their system's RAR file extraction utility to re-create the single large file from the multi-part archive.

 

Broadcast Catalogs

This section of the site presents catalogs from a variety of broadcast equipment manufacturers and vendors. This page will slowly grow over time.

 

Gates Radio Company
Hughey & Phillips Tower Lighting
Locke Radio Insulators for Broadcast Transmitters

 

 

Gates Radio Company

Gates Radio Company, based in Quincy, IL, was founded by Parker S. Gates in 1922. In the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, they were one of the largest of the full-line broadcast manufacturers. They made AM, FM, and shortwave transmitters, AM phasing systems, audio consoles, turntables, remote control systems, remote broadcasting mixers, and a variety of other equipment. They also sold equipment from other manufacturers such as microphones, cart machines and tape decks, some of it rebadged. It was possible to buy from Gates almost all of the equipment needed by a radio station. I own a collection of Gates catalogs from about 1950 to the rebranding with the Harris name in 1973.

Gates AM Transmitters ca. 1950  Gates Studio Equipment ca. 1950  Gates Remote Equipment ca. 1950  Gates Communications Transmitters ca. 1950

 

Gates Transmitters and Accessories (ca. 1950)

This catalog includes AM broadcast transmitters, antenna tuning units, phasing systems, monitors, and other equipment used at an AM transmitter site.

Gates Transmitters and Accessories Catalog (ca. 1950) (77.0 mb)
Windows Part 1 Part 2
Other Systems Part 1 Part 2

 

Gates Studio Equipment (ca. 1950)

This catalog includes consoles, turntables, tape decks, amplifiers and speakers, monitors, processing, studio furniture, and other studio equipment and parts, with a price list.

Gates Speech Equipment Catalog (ca. 1950) (101 mb)
Windows Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
Other Systems Part 1 Part 2 Part 3

 

Gates Remote Equipment (ca. 1950)

This catalog includes remote mixers and amplifiers for portable and fixed use, a VHF-Low transmitter, microphones, and complete remote broadcasting packages.

Gates Remote Amplifier Equipment Catalog (ca. 1950) (26.6 mb)

 

Gates Communications Transmitters (ca. 1950)

This catalog includes high-frequency telephone and telegraph transmitters, a VHF-High transmitter, and other equipment such as receivers and monitors.

Gates Communications Radio Transmitters Catalog (ca. 1950) (59.0 mb)
Windows Part 1 Part 2
Other Systems Part 1 Part 2

 

 

Other Broadcast Catalogs

 

Hughey & Phillips Tower Lighting

 

Hughey & Phillips Tower Lighting (1953-1959)

This catalog consists of individual product sheets and brochures dated 1953-1959 assembled in a three-hole binder. It covers tower lighting components and systems for broadcast and microwave towers. I have worked with H&P lighting at AM transmitter sites built in the '40s and '50s.

Hughey & Phillips Tower Lighting Catalog (1953-1959) (81.4 mb)
Windows Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
Other Systems Part 1 Part 2 Part 3

 

 

Locke Radio Insulators for Broadcast Transmitters

 

Locke Radio Insulators for Broadcast Transmitters (Nov-1954)

The Locke Division of General Electric manufactured tower base insulators for self-supporting and guyed towers and also manufactured guy insulators. I have worked with Locke base and guy insulators at AM transmitter sites built in the '40s and '50s.

Locke Radio Insulators Catalog (Nov-1954) (19.3 mb)


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