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Thanks again for all of the positive feedback guys. Great forum. For the record, I am not seeking to gain a ’10 mile’ berth via the (4) Rangemaster transmitters/antennas I am establishing in my region. As mentioned, I will have four of them placed on rooftops at proper intervals of 2-1/2 to 3 miles apart to reduce signal overlap & ‘flutter’. With this configuration, we will be able to achieve a 6-8 mile radius via the four towers. I am however, purchasing (3) non line of sight wireless ethernet point to point “syncing” units which have the ability to go through trees and around obstructions to connect my point (A) audio to the aforementioned appendage installations which have the ability to reach their target panels “10 Miles” or more away.
As far as arbitron ratings and weak signals go, I worked at an AM daytimer that went to low power .05 watts after 3:30pm (per FCC rule) CST for 38 years. During daylight high power hours we broadcasted at 50 watts of power. Our low power evening newcasts were the stations most popular programs. We were constantly in the ratings with a 1.0 to 1.3 market share each quarter and we were also BDS/Mediabase detectable. Thank you guys a ton for the info, dialogue, discourse.