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I had a 5 Watt Tube transmitter running as the secondary transmitter for my neighborhood in Manteca.
I was able to get slightly below legal output (a friend of mine had the equipment to test this stuff) just inside the area. The sound was incredible (Tubes are beautiful sounding things), and the quality was excellent.
One thing I did note, and I don’t know why (I am not an rf engineer), is that just before the point of being “not legal part 15 CC”, the signal dropped to nothing.. really fast. One spot it’s a great signal, two feet over, nothing at all. I guess thats a good thing – I just thought it was odd.
5 Watts, with the way my subdivision was wired, worked perfectly. It didn’t go past legal limits from house wiring, and it covered the whole subdivision since our xformers were wired to bypass in case one blew up. The xformers surrounding (leading out) immediately killed the signal.