J.J. Jackson at WTUR
Tue Apr 3 00:51:49 EDT 2007
<<On Mon, 02 Apr 2007 23:58:59 -0400, "A. Joseph Ross" <email@example.com> said:
> Is this actually technically possible? Making the entire length of
> the tracks an antenna sounds rather like the old ads about the gadget
> that makes all of your house wiring an antenna.
That's a complicated question, because it depends on the nature of
the tracks and the signaling system in use on the particular
railroad. But in general, I would agree with your doubts. Railroad
tracks are generally grounded (at least at the frequencies we're
talking about) but not as well as a proper AM ground system (or even a
proper electrical ground system).
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