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Fascinating, Radio Pilot!
I assume that I’ll eventually have to take my transmitter off the pole and put it in the yard with radials. I live in the middle of a NW-SE corridor. The good news is that the ground conductivity in my area is 15-30 micromhos. The bad news is that the longest dimension of my property is NE-SW, with the Bay NE and grazing land SW. LOL I figure I would put as many short radials as possible but as long as possible in the NW-SE direction.
I can’t “salt” my ground, although I know that helps. I recall reading about a ham living in the desert who filled an old water heater with rock salt, punched holes in it, added a filler pipe, and then buried it below his vertical antenna. He would periodically fill it with water — and the ground (and range) got gooder and gooder as the salty water spread out. 🙂
I’d be interested in syncing two AMT3000s. It is claimed on the other board that even if the two transmitters are close together (but not “on top of” one another), the range will increase 25%. I assume one’s signal fills in some gaps of the other’s signal.
I plan to buy another transmitter, even if only as a spare. I suppose with my tinkering I should also buy a bag of 2N2222s — my favorite transistor. 🙂
Bill in SE Texas