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Post by K9EZ » Thu Dec 27, 2007 8:48 pm

OHHHH MYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

I had a visit at WYFR Okeechobee, FL today.

FOURTEEN.. yes FOURTEEN 100,000 watt transmitters operating at the same time (!!!!) Each into a stacked Log Periodic or stacked Rhombic. Can you say about 25dB of gain? Can you say about 2.5 MEGAWATTS of ERP???? (per transmitter!) Thats 35 MW of total ERP. Can you say RF??

I am on the road but as soon as I can will get the pics posted.
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Post by techboywi » Fri Dec 28, 2007 9:32 am

WOW.... That is just....... WOW!!!!!! Can't wait to see the pics of that!
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Post by Dave Loudin » Fri Dec 28, 2007 11:21 am

Peanut whistle compared to VOA Greenville! :wink:

Rhombic antennas are a relatively cheap and easy way to get decent gain in HF, especially high power. However, they can have a jillion sidelobes, so trying to coordinate spectrum usage gets pretty complicated.

Of course, private entities using US transmitter sites count on splattering RF everywhere to reach the REAL audience in the US, not just the target international audience they tell the FCC they're aiming for.

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Post by K9EZ » Sat Dec 29, 2007 11:46 am

Dave Loudin wrote:Peanut whistle compared to VOA Greenville! :wink:

Rhombic antennas are a relatively cheap and easy way to get decent gain in HF, especially high power. However, they can have a jillion sidelobes, so trying to coordinate spectrum usage gets pretty complicated.

Of course, private entities using US transmitter sites count on splattering RF everywhere to reach the REAL audience in the US, not just the target international audience they tell the FCC they're aiming for.
LOL and I need to get out to Greenville before they shut that one down! Heck it is just up the road from me. I have seen the antennas for the two locations, but want to get inside!!
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Post by antennaclimber » Sat Dec 29, 2007 11:51 am

Lets see, 14 100,000 watt transmitters at the same time. I would love to see that electric meter going round and round.

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Post by BroadcastDoc » Sat Dec 29, 2007 12:33 pm

Just wait until you see Kent's pictures. They rock!
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Post by K9EZ » Sat Dec 29, 2007 3:51 pm

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Post by NECRAT » Sun Dec 30, 2007 10:34 pm

I love the signs above the different transmitters

"Eastern Canada - AFRICA"

"Mexico"

... that is cool...
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