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I’m a newbee here and want to give everyone a big “HELLO”..
I’ve been pondering this low power a.m. thing for years and decided to build one to see what happens. I’ve already built an f.m. tramsmitter with a j-pole antenna and had some fun with that. I was covering a 20 mi. radius with .7 watts so I believe I have a great area to construct a antenna system for the a.m. band. I’m on top of a high hill about 200′ above the average elevation around here so I believe this is an advantage. If I get a “tuned” grounding system things may work out well..
I have a background in radio theroy but never messed with low frequency much. I know there is “tricks” to everything so I’ll be looking through this place a lot..
I have trees that cover the whole outside perimeter of my area that is around 50′ higher than ground level. If I build an antenna system on the ground, will the trees mess my signal up? I also have a platform that is 20′ off of the ground that has enough area to construct the antenna but the ground area will be different compaired to being on the ground. Any comments?