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by MRAM 1500 kHz
I have a Radio Systems Phase II transmitter with an LPB TCU-30 carrier current coupler. The transmitter will put out from 0 to about 12 to 15 watts.
I tried both neutral and hot side coupling to the AC line and tried various power settings from 2 to 10 watts.
The transformer that feeds my house feeds both sides of the street for about 400 feet. That probably covers about 12 houses.
From 2 to 10 watts, I had excellent coverage within my house. Driving up my street the coverage was static free the length of the 120 v power lines. Past either end, the signal fell off very quickly and disappeared less than 100 feet from either end of the 120 v lines.
I didn’t check with the neighbors to see if they could hear it but it would seem that as steady as the signal was on the street, it would most likely be received in their houses.
I’m not using the carrier current setup at the moment, rather I have a Talking House Transmitter using the Talking House remote antenna tuner with an 8 foot whip antenna.