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[quote=12vman]Maybe build a small “Tent” structure from non-conductive material over the coil/xmtr area to avoid direct contact to the elements?[/quote]
I’d thought maybe something like a 5 gallon plastic bucket or a small plastic trashcan, but I like your idea better than mine, 12vman. I’m figuring if the snow is kept at least 3 feet away from the transmitter and the coil, hopefully it’ll at least help keep it from throwing the inductance off too badly.
I figure the snow will be a problem in the winter and the trees more of a problem in the summer. But on the upside, I live within about 4 blocks of the center of town, and it’s all downhill that way. So population density is somewhat promising even if the terrain and weather are less than optimal. Mostly 1 & 2 family dwellings, not many large steel frame or stone buildings.. pretty much line of sight to the downtown district.
So, what the heck, it’s worth a try and see what kind of coverage can be managed. 1/4 mile or so, even if it’s mostly in the downhill direction, could be enough to see if I can get enough listeners interested to make it fun.