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Another major factor in determining AM range is ground conductivity. In the US, it varies from 0.5 millimhos to 30 millimhos. (Seawater is 5000!)
My area is somewhere from 15 to 30. I’m near the Gulf Coast. The California Pacific Coast’s doesn’t look as good as mine on the FCC’s map.
Mountainous and rocky terrain have poor ground (soil) conductivity. I wish you well.
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For those who have not seen it yet, my station’s design is at:
I have instructions and a drawing as how I plan to use my (still in the box) SSTRAN AMT3000 with a full length CB whip antenna from Radio Shack just as the Hamilton Rangemaster AM1000 uses.
The last link on my main page is to a page with updates. The latest is how to install the SSTRAN in its case for mounting the transmitter in a weatherproof enclosure.
Bill in SE Texas