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Manufacturer says: “Price is $695 and will be available via the website in about 1 week.”
I think this will be a very interesting unit. They also responded to my concerns about carrier frequency stability and said that this is a totally new design that would NOT have the “warble” effect that some Talking Sign transmitters exhibit.
I think the test report shows pretty clearly how the unit was tested. However, the only way I can see to install it over a “massive ground” would be to ground mount it over an extensive ground radial system, or install it on a metal roof. Neither of those are viable options for my location.
Concerning the test report for the Rangemaster, it should be possible to view it at the FCC in Washington. Next time I am there on business, I will see if I can arrange to do this. As we know, there are no electronic records available, so one would have to review the paper copy on file.
I agree that it would be helpful to have a repository of the certified transmitter data available to the Part 15 community. However, I suspect it will not reveal anything new about the grounding issue. We would probably see something similar to the data in the Chez Radio test report.
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