As I read about and look at pictures of those Beverage antenna farms, I
can't even imagine what it's like to be in such a quiet RF environment.
Someone asked "how bad is it in the city?" For those who don't consider
top band enough of a challenge in itself, here's what I face living on
40x144 ft city lot. The data from the FCC database; check out AMSTNS.EXE
>From W3OTC for plotting and other relevant information)
1) Within 5 KM:
WWRC AM 1260 kHz DA2 Daytime 5.0 kW
2) Within 10 KM (6 miles):
WTEM AM 980 kHz DA2 Daytime 50.0 kW
WTOP AM 1500 kHz DA2 Daytime 50.0 kW
3) Between 10 KM and 20 KM (12.4 miles) add these two:
WUST AM 1120 kHz NDD Daytime 20.0 kW
WPGC AM 1580 kHz DAD Daytime 50.0 kW
You can check out WB5WPAs website where he put my spectrum analyzer shots:
So to all of those stations who called but I never heard, my apologies.
Hang in there... I'll eventually hear you in the next go-around!
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