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@Ken Norris: you brought a good point that I should have thought of about the wet football field. Plus during foggy conditions a transmitter would go further. Plus there is no real way of telling if the user didn’t use the “secret” high power mode of the transmitter for the 20-30 second demo hardly long enough to get a NOUO. Not sayhing it did happen that way. The receiver is very important as one could soup up the receiver with notch filters and RF amps inside the receiver itself. There are mods for boom boxes to make them receive further if your willing to add the amps and filters. Even the claims of the SainSonic AX-05B could be from a modified receiver as well. I guess the only thing I could do if I win the Whole House FM Transmitter 3.0 is to report the range I get. In order to not break any copyright laws I could use a Stereo mic have one stepson yell one watt in the left channel and the other stepson yell World Wide over and over while I take my boom box and connect the Audio into a camera and walk around to prove it’s actual range. When the signal goes Mono and you hear both boys without separation that is the limit of the range. This way I could put it right on Youtube. If and when I go to Canada put the transmitter on “Secret” high power mode and do something similar to demo the High Power Mode. It would have to be while in Canada and maybe not longer than 60 seconds just to demo the difference. Than one could figure out whether the transmitter was in the high power mode or not. Just an idea.
I’ll look into a used AM Transmitter with an indoor antenna in hopes I could go a few blocks. Only thing is I don’t know if I’d get listeners. It would work for going out on the front porch and listening to my station. But I really don’t know if it would work as well as FM. could go both eventually. Even a few blocks would be nice.