Got an update Sunday afternoon from Bob WB1GCM on the Gates BC-1T joint project. Tim WA1HLR was on the scene at the ARRL Lab where the transmitter has been since its move from a storage area at museum K3RTV. Bob told us in QSO that the design goal is now to configure the rig for use on 75m and 160m. Personally I find this idea the best tradeoff between high on-air presence and originality. Bob is instrumental in pursuing and continuing the significant use of AM at ARRL's stations. The Gates project is in conjunction with museum W1VCM, whose curator was hesitant to more fully modify the transmitter for 40m as discussed in an earlier plan. Now, if all goes well with the handiwork of TimTron and others, we may soon hear a strapping, plate-modulated, wholesome AM signal from the League's compound at Newington. Bob previously also inaugurated a contemporary technology AM transmitter as a prominent station in the "AM Rally," where tens of dozens of stations got to hear a new "Super Senior" rig from K7DYY. The audio chain has included a Sennheiser MD-421 mic, a Shure balanced mixer, and an Orban Optimod audio processor. All great gear! Your encouragement and support would be appreciated.