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I run a Rangemaster and am thoroughly satisfied with it. Right now, my unit sits about 10 feet off the ground with a single four-foot ground rod. My audio sounds as good as any other station on the dial, and in some cases, better than other stations. With this simple ground, I still get between 3/4 and a full mile of coverage, and this is with poor ground conductivity. My previous transmitter was a Metzo and I could never get really good coverage with it. Plus, the audio was not anywhere near that of the Rangemaster.
As far as powering the unit, I use a filtered power supply. I am, though, very interested in solar power for remote applications. I would like to put up at least one more transmitter, but I want the package to be self-contained with both STL and power capabilities. That’s so I can put the remote on a water tower or like structure where there is no power. If I use a some sort of building, then I don’t have to “borrow” power from the building for the transmitter.