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Tommy, if I may ask:
What did ICM charge you for that
580 kHz crystal?
Also, was it really a 580 kHz crystal,
or was it some other frequency that you
needed, such as a crystal frequency that is divided
down to the operating frequency.
I am sorry that you feel frustration in trying
to get your station working. I know that you
are looking for a good stable coverage area,
and I can’t blame you there.
I’m sure you know this, Part 15 radio can
be pretty frustrating – but the challenge of
getting the set-up to work can be rewarding,
once you have gotten there. Still, I understand
how you feel. To tell the truth, I am quite
impressed with what you have accomplished so far.
My station is experimental. A couple years ago,
it did broadcast around the town with some pretty
good success. People were able to listen in their
houses (on good radios) about 800 to 1000 feet away.
Considering the electrical noise here, I thought that
was pretty good. In the car, the station went two miles
in some directions. I remember hearing the station
on the car radio two miles away. There was some noise,
but it was completely listenable. If you have not
read any of my posts, the set-up operated under Part
15.219 with an SS-Tran AMT-3000, a slightly less than
3 meter stick ground mounted, and 16 ground radials.
It took me a couple of years to get it right, but I
was not in a hurry. I do have to say, that there were
some times I was very frustrated and disappointed
when things didn’t work out. But eventually it turned
around. Changes of weather changed the coverage pattern
and that problem was never solved.
Anyway, good luck. I’m sure RFB can help you. Amd then all of us will learn more about it.
Bruce, DOGRADIO STUDIO 2