10/31/2013 4:24 PM
I want to share a video
of Cecil Lynch. If you appreciate the history of radio broadcast engineering,
you’ll want to watch this.
First, let me share that I read
about Mr. Lynch in the latest engineering newsletter of Crawford Broadcasting, where engineer
Steve Minshall wrote the following:
Cecil Lynch went home to be with the Lord on Sept. 5, 2013 at the age of
102. I first met Cecil at a four-tower AM directional facility under
construction at Klamath Falls, Ore., in 1980. The station was building a night
facility to change their daytime-only station to full-time status. The project
had to be done on an extremely tight budget, and that was where Cecil’s
expertise in economy made the project feasible.
had traveled from Modesto, Calif.,with a trunk load of coils and capacitors,”
Minshall continued. “I remember him sitting in his car with a polar chart and some
scratch paper. He designed the phasor and ATUs on the spot. He left us with
blank aluminum panels and a bunch of coils, capacitors and insulators. This was
my first job in radio — what a great way to learn, and learn I did! Not
everyone gets to build a four-tower phasing system from scratch.”
I will let both Steve Minshall and Cecil Lynch speak for
themselves from that point.
Read the rest of Steve’s memories here
(PDF, page 7
) and then watch the Modesto Radio Museum’s video of the late Cecil
Lynch, who was 98 at the time, below. Thanks, Steve, for sharing that link.