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Old 04-26-2016, 11:38 PM
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Earth Antenna Transmission

I put a cantenna dummy load in the ground connected to an fm transmitter and the results are interesting.

The output from the transmitter itself is 10 watts. The dummy load should absorb all the radiated energy but the signal gets out farther than a 40 watt antenna.

I rode around testing the reception and it was clean and clear.

There is no modification to anything.
The only thing I did was cover the cantenna with aluminum foil and aluminum tape to keep the dirt off and cover the top with a plastic bag to further keep out the elements.

Once buried, I wet the soil to check for a difference, there was no perceived difference in output or swr.

I would like to hear from you about your experiment.
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