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I love theory.
Now – for practical application and real life:
A free radiating Part15 AM TX running just under 100mW and using the tesla antenna (the Manteca Magnum) was getting about a 6 mile radius. Completely legally. This system was built by a Stanford Physics Professor who likes practical application more than paper shuffling. It stood the FCC Field Agent test, as there were 2 of them living in listening range to the station. I spoke with one of those agents regularly.
Another station in NJ, using a single Rangemaster was getting very good coverage of several miles. Again – withstanding the FCC test, as there were visits by them per the station managers request – because *he* wanted to make sure he was in line with the rules.
Several stations run by the gentleman who runs the lpam.net site. You guessed it: more legal Rangemasters that stood up to the test.
You can put your calculations in one hand…and the practical app in the other… the practical app weighs in.
Now – if you continue to needlessly and mindlessly troll this board, you won’t be greeted with a positive response. We’ve kept things pretty much open, and while we may not agree with one another even on a personal basis, we have enough respect for each other not to try and dissuade one another from our chosen hobby.
We’ve been over this here and on other boards a hundred times. And when it comes down to it, we have done, and will continue to do this – its what we do and we like it. We take a very simple to read, straight forward, no nonsense Rule, and we make it work for us.
Now, you seem like you know something that could be valuable to the group, so stop trying to impress us with numbers that, while they jive on paper, obviously don’t stand up to real life, and join in the fun. We could use someone who can perform more than basic math functions…