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Thanks for replying! Hopefully others can learn from you experience and what we discuss.
First off, what is the attached image of? Doesn’t look like the ATU nor the TH…
Second, the wire antenna, you said “… .25 miles in some directions…” The question is how did you have the wire antenna oriented then? Was it inside or outside? Probably best for me to duplicate what worked for you with wire antenna and see what range we can achieve with that first.
Third, I’ve seen/read your poop vent mount experience. Nice to have cast iron all the way up there 🙂 No ground and it works the same? Go figure. The randomness of radio and strange physics.
Fourth, the TH ATU is interesting, but I think it’s graphically over priced. Maybe $100-150 inclusive of shipping would be reasonable, but it’s $295 new + shipping. Blah. It’s not quite Procaster or Rangemaster numbers, but gets closer than I’d like to be.
Finally, Lefty, do you have an online stream for your station? Couldn’t find it. Making a habit to tuning into stations of the folks who contribute here to see what everyone plays and get ideas.
Thanks again for your help and contributions to Part15!