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I am just looking for an easier way to
plunk a transmitter package into the
back yard, hook it up, and transmit.
There is a lot going on here. That approach
might help me get back on AM. (Which is
really where the fun is, as far as I’m concerned.)
By the way, I just found out recently that a
guy in Collinsville, CT had a Part 15 AM station
in his truck!!! And – it got out about a third
of a mile into car radios, which I think is really
I don’t think he is on the air anymore. But this
is what I have figured out by piecing different
It seems like he would produce programming at
home during the week. The programming went
onto cassette tape. Then on the weekends he
would drive his truck into a park (?) in town.
He would raise the “3 or less meter stick” up on
the truck. Then he would lay down a bunch of
ground radials in the parking lot. Then he would
run the programing from a boombox into the
transmitter for most of the day on Saturday and
Sunday. I am told the transmitter looked
like a RangeMaster. People would listen in their
cars around the park and around town.
He did this for a couple of years, but I think it is
But it’s the first time I have ever heard of a
Part 15 AM station that came out of a truck!