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Shawn, Not being a technician, here are a few thoughts anyway. When tuning the SSTRAN its VERY important to find a sharp peak with your meter on one of the taps of the antenna loading coil. tweaking the copper pipe to peak is important too. I realize you’re at a disadvantge with your tower arrange. Next, I’d advise you to E Mail Phil Bolyn, the designer and owner of the SSTRAN at firstname.lastname@example.org. Phil is very knowledgeable and helpful and gives all of the help he can to his customers.
Now, I don’t own a rangemaster. At a thousand bucks it’s beyond my scope. From a lot of reading on this and other forums I don’t think you’re going to get a lot more PRIMARY range where the average indoor am radio can receive you. Keith Hamilton does give good discounts to churches on the rangemaster. His website is http://www.amrangemaster.com. There is a lot of good info on Keith’s site. Also, if you’re interested in the rangemaster check out http://www.lpam.net, a rangemaster site with a forum that has some information.
One last thought. If your church is really interested in radio as a full time operation and has some money to invest you may consider looking into a licensed low power fm station. Right now there are no channels open however that may change in the near future, so, you may want to look at and even contact http://www.prometheusradio.org, an organization that helps churches, communities, etc., apply for and set up a low power licensed fm station.
But your first step is to E Mail Phil Bolyn at SSTRAN and get all of the help he has to offer. Jim B