1940's Remote Broadcasts

Remote broadcast   Remote broadcast  

LEFT:  An NBC broadcast crew originates a program,  about 1940. The location and identities of the people shown are unknown. The box on left is a shortwave transmitter, a microphone mixer is in the center, and the other boxes are probably battery boxes. 
RIGHT:   For another broadcast, the engineer is using a portable shortwave transmitter and a wire antenna attached to a phone pole.  A portable generator and gas can are also visible.

NBC truck    NBC truck

NBC mobile unit no. 3, a 1936 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery, was designed as a self-contained broadcasting station for remote broadcast transmissions.  Supplied with a shortwave transmitter, antenna and gasoline generator, it was able to originate a broadcast from practically any location.  1936.


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