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I had a radio engineer help me install my transmitter yesterday. We got done late in the day and didn’t have a whole lot of time to tune it.
So far I seem to be getting only about 1/4 mile range. I can hear the station fairl well one mile away if I turn off my engine when listening to my car radio. I must be getting some interference from it, but it does not have that effect on stronger stations.
I’m hoping to do some more tuning when weather permits.
Today, I put in a second 8′ ground rod. It seemed to help a little. Anyone know if it will make much difference if I put in several more–and how far they should be spaced? Also, could it help to run a second ground wire? Would it help to run it down the same path as the first one, or what if the second one were attached to some of the metal pipes on the roof?
I’m told I should be getting a 1.5 mile range. Would that be with a strong signal, or would that be barely audible at 1.5 miles?