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AM Transmitter Update

A silhouette of a crewman ascending a radio tower with the sun and tundra landscape behind him.

As we go to press, a new Nautel ND-25 unit is being configured and tuned to KNOM’s frequency.

A combination of local grants and generous individual donations made the purchase possible. $16,024.07 of the approximately $50,000 needed for the labor and logistics of installing it at the remote transmitter site is already in the bank.

Thanks so very much for all who have helped with support and prayers. (And thanks, too, for the ongoing help of engineers Van Craft and Les Brown, both of whom have helped keep our current hardware afloat during visits to Nome this summer!)

Image at top: Crewman Adam Kiffmeyer ascends KNOM’s AM transmitter tower for maintenance this summer. Photo: Margaret DeMaioribus, KNOM.


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