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Excellent idea!!! I have been trying to sell my local ARES group with the same idea for a couple of years. Don’t give up on it, the public will greatly benefit from it! Just a laptop looping a prerecord message would be better than nothing! A low power AM transmitter would give you more range. A SStran AMT3000 with a quick and dirty loading coil roughly 1/8 wave of your desired frequecy and a 102 inch steel whip and at least 8 – 20 foot long ground radials running across the ground will get your signal out at least 1/2 mile strong. I’ve heard remnants of a signal from such a station 5 miles away. The more detail you put into your loading coil, antenna and ground radials and it’s placement will further help your installation. The AM1000 RangeMaster has alot of the above engineered into it’s design, except for the ground radials. You have a couple of options. Go for it!