Exploring a transmitter tower

MikeSh

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YouTube video that might interest some people.
Basically a walk-round of an American FM/AM transmitter with some digital/HD (if I understood it right).
Exploring a 1 MILLION Watt FM Tower
About 18 minutes.
Initially I skipped through a lot but then was interested enough to go back to watch from the beginning.
 
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MikeSh

MikeSh

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Wow. Get the size of that co-ax!
When I skimmed through first time I thought they were wave-guides, like radar.
I'd like to have seen how they 'translate' into the antenna up on the mast, but clearly that was not possible for these guys.
 

EEPhil

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I gave up trying to watch this when my YouTube downloader showed the file as being greater than 1GiB. Either the downloader is toast or the video is in v high quality. I was interested, but not interested enough to use that much data on a metered connection!
 

Luke

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I gave up trying to watch this when my YouTube downloader showed the file as being greater than 1GiB. Either the downloader is toast or the video is in v high quality. I was interested, but not interested enough to use that much data on a metered connection!
Did you try to change the quality setting?

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everthewatcher

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I gave up trying to watch this when my YouTube downloader showed the file as being greater than 1GiB. Either the downloader is toast or the video is in v high quality.
720p is my default so 125MB and a 20 second download on a PC with Tartube.
I was interested, but not interested enough to use that much data on a metered connection!
A meterered connection? How quaint...
 

everthewatcher

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1MW ERP so a lot less actually goes up the mast.
[Edit] Having watched the video I see antenna gain was mentioned briefly.
 
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Black Hole

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All that wasted power running the off-line spare transmitter into a dummy load! You'd think they could use the heat in some way rather than release it to free air.
 
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MikeSh

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All that wasted power running the off-line spare transmitter into a dummy load! You'd think they could use the heat in some way rather than release it to free air.
I think they only use that when testing it. It wasn't very clear but that was what I took away.
 
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