Vacuum tube equipment

Stephanie Weil
Fri Sep 2 15:32:47 EDT 2005

On Thu, September 1, 2005 11:07 pm, A. Joseph Ross said:

> This, of course, is because FM stations have higher power than they once
> had.  Which just
> exacerbates the problem of poorer selectivity.

A lot of FM stations state the ERP instead of the actual power output of
the transmitter

WAXQ - 104 FM in New York calls itself the "50,000 watt" something or
other of classic rock.

In actuality, the station's authorized power (like most of the FM stations
in New York) is only 6,000 watts.

It's the height of the antenna  (on the top of the Empire State Building)
that gives them the coverage.

Imagine how much ground you could cover from that height if you indeed
were cranking 50 (or even 100) kilowatts!!

Stephanie Weil
New York City, U.S.A.

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