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29935Re: [midatlanticretro] Re: Altair / Fool on the Hill question

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  • Dave McGuire
    Mar 29, 2013
      On 03/29/2013 08:34 AM, joshbensadon wrote:
      > You are right to guess it needs to be "360". These low frequency AM
      > signals are like sound, they curve around objects to fill everything, vs
      > high frequency which works only "line of sight".
      > I would try using aluminum (window) screen.
      > Another option might be to use a small radio that can be placed right
      > inside the Altair. Start the demo by lifting the lid of the Altair to
      > show off the cool boards inside, place your radio inside, close the lid.
      > Finish the demo by pulling out the radio (for those new comers that didn't
      > see the radio going in).
      > If you like to do your own experiments, you can buy an AM transmitter from
      > Ramseykits for $35.
      > http://www.ramseyelectronics.com/cgi-bin/commerce.exe?preadd=action&key=AM1C
      > Or tune your AM radio to a local station and shielding it out.

      Also, remember distance is your friend. unless there are directional
      antennas involved, signal strength is inversely proportional to the square of
      the distance.


      Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
      New Kensington, PA
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