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To Artisan Radio:
You are absolutely right. The FM BCB transmitter
might swamp the 49 MHz receiver.
Well, I guess we’ll see what happens. My intent is
to have this be an inexpensive project for now –
and the 49 MHz radios are just sitting around my
house somewhere – except for the one I have found.
It’s in a safe place now. So I only have to find one
of the other ones. Anyway, thanks for the input,
I appreciate it.
And to Carl:
I am about 100 miles from Alpine, New Jersey. I actually
did try to hear the 42.8 MHz transmissions in West Hartford,
Connecticut. I went to a famous place, as far as radio
and television is concerned. I went to Selden Hill, in West
Hartford. I’m sure you have read about the early VHF
experiments in the late 1930s that took place there.
Early experimenters were able to receive some of the first
television transmissions from New York City at Selden Hill
in the late 1930s.
Also, some of the same people built a gigantic radio controlled
glider and launched it down Selden Hill. The glider’s receiver
used vacuum tubes and received around 60 Mhz, if I’m not
The old FM band went from 42 to 50 Mhz, I believe. I was
not able to hear the Alpine transmission on 42.8, but I’m
glad I tried. I understand the originator of the 75th
anniversary FM transmission from Alpine had reconstructed
(or built from scratch) a replica of a famous 250 watt RCA
42.8 MHz FM transmitter. It used the wonderful Phasitron vacuum tube.
The transmitting antenna used for the anniversary tribute in Alpine was on the same
tower that Major Edwin Armstrong had constructed there for
the Yankee Network. It is a tower
that cannot be missed, because it has 3 gigantic cross pieces
I could ramble on about this subject for hours.
Thanks to both Artisan Radio and Carl.