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The number one key to local success is to plant those part 15 transmitters in buildings where many families live, like I did with my network. I have one local building that was once an elementary school converted into an apartment building. That building is 3 stories high, has 10 apartments per floor, that is 30 apartments in ONE structure! Now, located just outside this building is 5 additional private homes within 20 feet of the front of this structure to the south and west. In the northern direction unfortunately is a children’s park with a play scape. Not much of a listener’s spot in that direction. To the east is 3 additional homes within range of the FM signal. Now do the math, that was ONE FM transmitter using an indoor horizontal dipole attached to the vertical antenna of the MS100, the vertical portion of antenna was fully collapsed though, we were transmitting a horizontally polarized signal, even though we added an antenna to the MS100, some may say we altered the FCC certification by doing this, but our intentions was not to get more gain by doing so, our intentions were to be horizontally polarized and you can’t do that with a single telescopic antenna laying flat. Don’t ask me why, but we tried doing that and the signal did not appear to be horizontally polarized by doing that.
David, it appears Edward over at RadioInsight who is really not anyone I know personally is sticking up for you and me as well, it appears, so yes we had many supporters for our station and people are saddened that we called it quits. But rather than have everyone go through this bullshi* with RFBurns also known as Ray F. Burns at HB, I decided it was best to call it quits. I’ll say it again, I felt it was best for the innocent people that were involved. If it was just my house involved, I would not have quit, but then, that would mean me using a powerful transmitter just to get that service area back and we know, that is illegal, so, that is why I called it quits.
If you walked into the room that was once studio A in my house, there is nothing left that resembles or indicates that WXTZ ever existed, with the exception of a very large library of 45’s, LPs, Cassette tapes and CDs.
Ya know? I never, ever, wish anyone bad luck, but then there’s always that first time, where I hope and pray, Ray F. Burns training wheels fall off of his little biddy tricycle and he goes BOOM!!!