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RE: Super Power FM
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Norm Rosen [SMTP:email@example.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 30, 2000 12:30 AM
> To: Mike Fitzpatrick
> Cc: Boston-Radio-Interest
> Subject: Re: Super Power FM
> I'm pretty sure that the most powerful FM is WOOD somehere in South Dakota
> an ERP of 245,000 watts.
> WRXL in Richmond is 140,000 watts.
I find it interesting to learn of these superpower FMs... it causes
me to wonder this:
Let's say that we take a given HAAT to be equal for a 100kw, 200kw
and the 365kw station, equal # of bays, etc...
How much more service would one power level give over the other
power level in miles?? I know not to expect, say, twice the coverage out
of a 200kw vice a 100kw station. What I'm driving at here is that _line of
sight_ is a given for a particular height antenna mount. Is this more of a
matter of giving a _higher intensity signal_ within that line of sight
area?? Or would that higher power signal still be useful past the line of
If I ask enough questions and take notes, engineering school ought
to be a shade easier for me :-) .
> Mike Fitzpatrick wrote:
> > When I was down in Virginia this past weekend, According to Kodis's
> > WRVQ in Richmond, VA is 200,000 watts. My question is, is this the
> > FM station, ERP wise, in the US?
> > --MIKE