That is true on FM. In layman’s terms. say if a FCC Inspector tries to explain it to a Church Preacher, 250 microvolts per meter at 3 meters. I’ve seen some You Tube Videos of Preachers buying those illegal Chinese Transmitters to cover the Church Parking Lot for drive in Sunday “stay in the car” services as the COVID-19 Pandemic came…[Read more]
I want to say thanks to Mark! He has gave me some fantastic ideas on the Chez Procaster I have not thought of. One idea is the Chez Procaster comes with that aluminum rod. Copper is a better radiator. The best part of what Mark ìs doing is there is no ground lead needed! I still think the FCC should allow a copper rod into the ground and a longer…[Read more]
Send me a copy of your coverage map to my Yahoo Email Address. It is:
Let me take a look at it. Are you getting at least a block or two. We know what 1/2 mile is in a straight line. I have a TIS 10 watt station in the next town from me going towards I-65 south that goes to Downtown Nashville. I have to go to…[Read more]
To Tim, My Procaster power supply does not have a electrical ground. I thought that was unusual! Most electronics have a ground when you plug it in. Wonder if I should call Gerry at the factory and ask him why. The “ONLY” ground I would have in my case would be the electrical bond between the galvanized pole and the transmitter box. I have heard…[Read more]
To Mark, You didn’t say your transmitter was in the house with a 3 meter wire stretched up along the wall? That’s not going to work.
I kinda tried that with the Chez Procaster. I barley got out if my yard with it! I haven’t taken it outside yet. I did have it in the house with the supplied aluminum antenna attached to it. I couldn’t stand it up…[Read more]
I posted my accurate daytime range with my Procaster indoors with no physical ground connected and the antenna 3 meters exactly clipped to the antenna lug. It sure surprised me how it worked. Here’s the map for you to see. Well here I can’t post the picture but I will post again for you to see on the forum.
If you don’t believe it I will post…[Read more]
I got my Procaster back from the factory this month. I haven’t done anything with it because I was slow getting it up there. Other stuff at home going on.
Anyhow, this Rule 15.219 about the Ground Lead is “Hog Wash”! The Commission does not give the user a maximum field strength reading not to exceed with Part 15 AM, like they do Part 15…[Read more]
The one I have has the “Overload” power bar and power bar for battery power. Nice APC Brand.
I guess there is no real protection from lighting. Had a house over the weekend hit by lightning near my area.
I like Tim’s idea, but I’ve worked and been a commercial broadcast station owner. I understand series feed towers and towers with folded…[Read more]
Tim, Rich and others: Sorry I’ve not posted back. It’s been a rough two weeks Two! Two weeks ago, I had my Chez Procaster on in the house. It’s not been put up outside since I got it last October.
It was a nice Sunday Afternoon outside, then the lights started to flicker. Being I’ve worked as a Administration Clerk at a Electrical Utility, and my…[Read more]
I got to thinking this evening and I think the metal gutter on the roof is the best place to attach the ground lead. The gutter is just floating and not attach to a earth ground, like trees are. Here where I live, trees get hit by lightning. I saw one that got hit earlier this year before the Pandemic at a home of a friend of my wifes. It nearly…[Read more]
Almost a year ago, I bought a Chez Procaster. I know what the FCC Rule says in 15.219 on the Ground Lead. I’m more interested in lighting protection for the transmitter than range.
I’m going to have it installed on the size of my house going up 10 to 13 feet for the transmitter to clear the roof.
Chez says run a wire to a ground rod that is 8…[Read more]