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Which transmitter site is best tower block or mobile mast sites?

Post by Mr_Bandit » Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:44 pm

Any ideas people.

Mast sites i heard people use batteries and sun panels to charge car batteries to power fm transmitter and laptop/pc

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Re: Which transmitter site is best tower block or mobile mast sites?

Post by Dave » Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:33 pm

The best site depends on what's available and where you want to cover.

Assume rigs are always mains. Powerhouse in 2006 wasn't but that was very much an exception!!

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Post by livendirect » Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:32 pm

Dave wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:33 pm
The best site depends on what's available and where you want to cover.

Assume rigs are always mains. Powerhouse in 2006 wasn't but that was very much an exception!!
powerhouse 2006 only used to run on a sunday for about 6 hours tho battery really is a waste a time unless you are running about 5 watts off a couple of 120amp leisure batterys then would run all weekend and of course would have to be massively high to get away with 5 watts :winking

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Re: Which transmitter site is best tower block or mobile mast sites?

Post by Dave » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:08 pm

livendirect wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:32 pm

powerhouse 2006 only used to run on a sunday for about 6 hours tho.
I know, I was there... 40 watts RF, 2 x Tractor Batteries (seriously), on at 2pm, usually fell off air about 11 hours later... LiIon batteries might be the answer these days I suppose, but as you say - who could be arsed...

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Re: Which transmitter site is best tower block or mobile mast sites?

Post by livendirect » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:53 pm

Dave wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:08 pm
livendirect wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:32 pm

powerhouse 2006 only used to run on a sunday for about 6 hours tho.
I know, I was there... 40 watts RF, 2 x Tractor Batteries (seriously), on at 2pm, usually fell off air about 11 hours later... LiIon batteries might be the answer these days I suppose, but as you say - who could be arsed...
Good signal from that tree is was even better on the mast next to it tho :mrgreen: :winking

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Re: Which transmitter site is best tower block or mobile mast sites?

Post by mix fm » Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:50 pm

tower block for me, best if it has a mobile phone mast on it to attach your aerial to & lock your rig to in weather proof box. unless offcock dont want you on the dial, also make it hard for the rig thieves they are around still...

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Re: Which transmitter site is best tower block or mobile mast sites?

Post by livendirect » Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:54 pm

mix fm wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:50 pm
tower block for me, best if it has a mobile phone mast on it to attach your aerial to & lock your rig to in weather proof box. unless offcock dont want you on the dial, also make it hard for the rig thieves they are around still...
still get a buzz out of climbing masts and a nice signal mind you forget climbing this weather blocks better in the winter leave masts for the summer long time no see mate hope your keeping well :happy144

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Re: Which transmitter site is best tower block or mobile mast sites?

Post by mix fm » Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:28 pm

all good m8, #pirateradioinmyblood

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