Hey, guys ever wish you had a do-over or a looking glass into the future?
Hi I am Joe the Radio DOOD KOIW AM 1680 Parkersburg, Iowa
I am one of the newest stations around these forums but I would like to think one of the most enthusiastic as well. I really appreciate feedback from all you guys who been there done that!
I have three questions that I want to ask the group and get some advice from if you can help out I know it will save me time and money and hurt..!!
1. I have radio DJ and now I have Zara radio but don't know what's the best one without months or years of experience so would rather ask folks what's the best per features ease of use and likeability?
2. best performance per Height for a Hamilton transmitter. I have it on a 10 ft rigid steel gas pipe I picked up at a lumber yard right now. It's ungrounded and gets out all over town covers about 80% of my town Parkersburg, Iowa of about 2500 people. Here's my exact location you can see I live south of town near a huge open farmland to the south of me.https://www.google.com/search?q=722+conn+st+parkersburg+Iowa&rlz=1C1CHBF...
3. How long radials should I use I figured 234 divided by the frequency of 1.680 MHZis 139ft divided by 2= 69.4 ft so my radials should be 69 ft roughly, and I plan to use a ground from the hamilton to one ground rod than bury the 69ft radials not connected to the common ground so the fcc cannot say I have the radial field as part of the ground so much as just a reflector and not a radiator..? I plan on using RFI chokes on my ground wire as well to show I am not using it as a radiator..!!!
Format is a mix of old time radio theater 80/90's music and PSA's and news weather and radio trade buy sell want call in show,
Any help with any of these questions would be awesome guys.
Joe the radio dood