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What is the difference between Solid State technology and Tube technology?

The simple answer is that a tube amp uses one or more vacuum tubes to amplify the signal, while a solid-state amp uses solid-state electronics (diodes, transistors, etc.) to amplify the signal. Tube transmitters usually need a lot of room and use large and heavy equipment such as transformers. Solid State transmitters are small and lighter, using modules for ease of repair and removal.

Edmonton FM

2 X BE FM-10S (Primary and backup)
Broadcast Electronics
10 Kilowatt Transmitter (Solid State)
713 lbs. (324 kg )

 

Calgary FM

BTS_NautelQ20

 

Nautel Q20 (Primary)
20 Kilowatt Transmitter (Solid State)
1200 lbs. (545 kg)

 

 

 

AEL FM-25K (Backup)
American Electronic Laboratories
25 Kilowatt Transmitter (Tube)
2200 lbs.

 

Red Deer FM

BE FM-10S (Primary)
10 Kilowatt Transmitter (Solid State)

AEL FM-25K (Backup)
25 Kilowatt Transmitter (Tube)

 

Medicine Hat FM

2 X BE FM-10S (Primary and backup)
10 Kilowatt Transmitter (Solid State)

 

Grande Prairie FM

BE FM-10S (Primary)
10 Kilowatt Transmitter (Solid State)

AEL FM-25K (Backup)
25 Kilowatt Transmitter (Tube)

 

Lethbridge FM

AEL FM-25K (Primary)
25 Kilowatt Transmitter (Tube)
BE FM-500C

BE FM30T

BE FM-500C (Backup)
500 Watt (Solid State)
75 lbs. (34.0 kg)

 

 

 

Peace River FM

AEL FM-25K (Primary)
25 Kilowatt Transmitter (Tube)

BE FM 30T Backup
BE FM-30T (Backup)
30 Kilowatt Transmitter (Tube)
3250 lbs. (1476 kg)

 

 

Drumheller FM

AEL FM-25K (Primary)
25 Kilowatt Transmitter (Tube)

TTC FMS 1000

 

 

 

TTC FMS1000 (Backup)
Television Technology Corporation
(Now Larcan-TTC)
1000 Watt Transmitter (Solid State)
300 lbs.

 

 

 

 

Fort McMurray FM

BE FM 250C

 

 

BE FM-3C (Primary)
3 Kilowatt Transmitter (Solid State)
260 lbs. (117.9 kg)

 

 

 

 

BE FM 250CBE FM-250C (Backup)
250 Watt Exciter/Transmitter (Solid State)
53 lbs. (24 kg)

 

Lloydminster FM

BEXT XT-300
BEXT XT 300300 Watt Exciter/Transmitter (Solid State)
20 lbs. (9 kg)

 

Banff FM

BE FM-500C
500 Watt (Solid State)

 

Edson FM

BE FM-250C
250 Watt Exciter/Transmitter (Solid State)

 

Athabasca and Whitecourt FM

TTC FMS 100TTC FMS 100
100 Watt Exciter/Transmitter (Solid State)
70 lbs.

 

Hinton FM

TEM 07A Stereo
Tecnologie Elettronciche Milano (Italy)
25 Watt Exciter/Transmitter (Solid State)
10 lbs.