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My first thought on reading that report was to wonder what sort of pirate station could afford even just the electric bill for that kind of power.
Maybe they’re using a considerably lower level of power with a high gain directional antenna? If they were doing that from a distance outside some city or whatever they’re actually trying to cover, maybe they thought it would make them harder to catch?
FM wavelengths are small enough that high gain antennas are reasonably practical, but still they’d have to be pushing a sizable amount of power I would think.
Also kind of had to wonder at the coincidence of two of those stations both being measured at a distance of 321.9 meters. Is there anything in particular about that distance that anyone knows of?
In any case though that’s a lot of juice, even if it was a gain antenna.