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MLR (now gone.. I moved) Stats:
Range: about 3 to 6 miles (3 miles were “ok” reception, 1.5 miles were SOLID, up to 6 miles away, the signal could somehow be heard in 2 different communities as though the TX were right there.. it was weird.
Transmitter: Jack Gittings 100mW (actually, more like 98mW)
Antenna: Tesla Style base loaded 9.81 foot copper pipe base loaded.
Grounding: Water pipes, ground rods, and VERY good soil conductivity (Manteca, California)
Before the “oooo.. something you did HAD to be illegal” junk starts: 2 FCC agents lived in Manteca, I spoke with one regularly to check to see if anything was out of wack with my system and when I made changes. He was happy with me – and that’s really all that matters 🙂