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As an after-thought, I’d like to know how many of these transmitters will be “ground mounted”.
We wouldn’t want them to experience the KENC scenareo.
As they are quoted as purchasing Hamilton Rangemaster transmitters, I wonder if they will be elevated mounts?
Again.. KENC was never cited for elevated installations, but rather for the extended radiating ground leads (correct?), and that’s why his third Rangemaster which was mounted on top of the football stadium did pass, and was permitted to continue transmitting.
This simple fact in itself makes it clear that there are no rules prohibiting elevated mounts.
I’m glad you posted this link to Radio World, and enjoyed the article, but one thing about it disturbs me – and it’s the same statement that bothers me on the FCC website.. Although Pasifica Radio doesn’t address it in the article themselves, the “200 ft range” is still mentioned by the writer, who also states “only a couple blocks” can be covered.
I wish the writer had dug a little deeper in his research, and reported that the Rangemasters which are to be used are certified under Part 15.219 which specifies power and antenna length limitation., and is not subject to the 15.209 rule that specifies radiation limits.
Further more, rule 15.215 clearly states “(a) The regulations in Sections 15.217-15.255 provide alternatives to the general radiated emission limits for intentional radiators operating in specified frequency bands. Unless otherwise stated, there are no restrictions as to the types of operation permitted under these sections.”
It drives me up the wall every time the 200 foot is cited in reference to certified units such as the Rangemaster AM1000. Getting around that limitation is the very reason why to pay the extra cost of getting a certified unit.
Why didn’t the writer write that?
Get the story straight.