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Who the heck uses tubes anymore? Although solid state transmitters are usually the way to go, many high-power sites still use single tube technology for their main signal or for an emergency backup transmitter. This is done for many reasons from being a durable and a known technology to cost analysis that made more since due to spares on hand.
I have repaired or installed both types and each technology can have its benefits and cost. Real operational cost can depend on the environment in which they are located, how they are installed and many other factors. As with all technology, matching the equipment to task is always the key.
Here is a list of transmitter equipment manufacturers that I have worked closely with to recommend, install or repair.