Posted on August 20, 2011
Elsewhere I have described how my metal window frame is a 6-foot section of an indoor outdoor antenna for the SStran3000. On the inside the transmitter resides under a desk with a 2.5-foot antenna up to the base of the metal window frame where it is bolted in place.
Out on the front porch the top of the window frame is bolted to four upward wires that end when the porch roof blocks them, forming a small cage monopole.
Down below I had run a heavy-duty copper ground wire all the way across the basement and uphill 100-feet in the back yard to deliver the signal way up where it had been very weak.
Fast forward to this week, when every day I have noticed my station on the car radio up farther than ever before, and clear for a longer stretch after turning left, way, way up the hill.
Hit pause for the moment of discovery when I noticed that the long ground wire wasn’t even connected, because the jumper cable had been borrowed for a different use.
The wrap up.
Only the normal SStran ground-by-way-of-power connection was in place.
Conclusion: A quote from the Spirit of Part 15, otherwise known as Dog Radio Studio 2 – who said, “Part 15 is mysterious.”