A Working Radio Retirement
The client told me his signal was good out to about 25 miles in one direction, but not very good in a different direction that he wanted to cover. I explained this was a very good signal for a 1 kW directional FM at 100 feet HAAT. But he insisted he should have a better signal out in this other direction, which happened to be the null of the directional system. I told him about the illegalities of removing the parasitic elements, which might resolve the signal problems in the null. He insisted this was the way he wanted to go and suggested that we put up fiberglass rods in place of the metal parasitics. I advised him that this would likely be obvious from the ground, so he suggested painting them. I then explained to him, once again, of the illegal nature of these modifications and their consequences.
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