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Nautel Ltd.; Hackett’s Cove (NS)

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Name: Nautel Ltd.; Hackett’s Cove (NS)    (CDN)  
Abbreviation: nautel
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Nautel Ltd.
10089 Peggy’s Cove Road
Hackett’s Cove, Nova Scotia B3Z 3J4 Canada



Nautel Ltd. is a Canadian manufacturer of AM and FM radio broadcast transmitters, navigational radio beacons, SONAR systems, medium frequency (MF) transmitters, and high frequency (HF) amplifiers.

Founded: 1969
Production: 1970 -

NAUTEL (Nautical Electronics) was founded in 1969 in the rural community of Hackett's Cove, Nova Scotia. Its primary operation was building and supplying solid state navigation beacons for the Canadian government.

Nautel delivered its first transmitter for the Canadian government in 1970. This was a fully solid state 500 W radio beacon operating in the 190–535 kHz Aeronautical/Marine navigation band.

These transmitters were the first ever commercially available solid state transmission devices, all transmitters up to this point having been of the tube variety. Because of the greater reliability and longevity of solid state transmitters many of these early models are still in use today.

The introduction of 10 kW and 50 kW solid state AM transmitters from Nautel in 1982 and 1985 was another first for the broadcast industry. Although commonplace today, solid state transmitter technology was non-existent before Nautel entered the market. More than 30 years after being introduced, many of Nautel's first generation of AM transmitters can still be found operational and on the air at transmitter sites around the world.

This manufacturer was suggested by Franz Harder.

Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
CDN  90 Medium-wave Radio Station ND50   Der Mittelwellen-Rundfunksender ND 50 enthält 24 transistorisierte Einzelmodule mit je 2 k...