[AMRadio] Favorite April 1st article

Donald Sanders w4bws at comcast.net
Tue Nov 27 11:53:58 EST 2007

Yes, that is the idea. But with the populace so happy
to sue someone else for their own stupidity, the legal
prospect of someone suing the ARRL after they built
one would be too high for them to publish such a
good idea.
Carrier current broadcast AM transmitters do this in a
different way but the radiation is not supposed to pass
the supply pole pig transformer.
We had one in the dorm in college and it supplied the
whole building. It may have been coupling to the power
lines next to the railroad tracks next to the dorm, but we
got replies from 35 miles away down the tracks from
listeners, many with requests for programs and music.

Healthfully yours,
                          Don W4BWS
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "charles L." <mjcal77 at yahoo.com>
To: <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2007 7:27 AM
Subject: [AMRadio] Favorite April 1st article

> I loved all the April 1st articles but, my favorite
> was the one about raising the tower between 2 mobile
> homes.  You dug a 40ft deep hole, weld a barrel to the
> bottom of the tower, place the tower in the hole, then
> fill the hole with water to raise it.
> I actually was going to submit an article for the
> April issue, and contacted the ARRL about it.  With
> all the hoopla over how well BPL was working, I was
> going to come up with a construction article where you
> built a balun transformer with an SO239 on one side
> for the rig and a line cord on the other.  The idea
> was since the power lines were such a great conductor
> for BPL, it ought to be good for hamming, so lets
> couple up and try it.  The ARRL actually told me that
> this is bad idea because people would actually build
> and try it.  Wasn't that the idea of the April Fools
> article in the first place?
> Charlie, W4MEC in NC
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