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I have considered carrier current. The reading I’ve done suggests
to me that we would neet a seperate transmitter for each dorm
building. Also, it seems we would need a professional to couple
the signal into the power lines. I am trying to figure out how
to do this for the least amount of money, its my best shot
at getting the funding. The school will be far more likely to
allocate, say, 350$ for an SStran and the materials needed
to put together a base loaded vertical antenna rather than
3 transmitters and professional installation. Also, Im worried
they wont let me erect an antenna, let alone have me
mess around with their electrical system.
Im hoping to get the most bang for my(their) buck with
one good transmitter and a well functioning vertical radiator.
We also hope to, possibly, one day get a lisense and move
into the majors, so starting w/ an antenna as opposed to
carrier current seems, to me, to be a better start along
that path. I only have 1 year left as GM of the station
and want to get on the air basicly right away. I feel I could
get the rangemaster or sstran going w/in a few weeks whereas
explaining and actually executing carrier current at this school
with its reputation for delays in getting anything done would
make my dream take longer to achieve than I have time remaining
at the college.
That said, any suggestions?