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Old 02-25-2003, 12:49 PM
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Default AM radio interference?

We may possibly have access to a large field which would make a great flying location. However there is a 5000 watt am radio tower within a mile or so of the airspace. Would this be a no-no and has anyone had any experience with radio towers close by a flying field?
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Old 02-25-2003, 02:02 PM
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Default AM radio interference?

It is highly unlikely to cause you a problem. Before expending any money though, I'd do a very thourough check by trying out an many channels in the vicinity as possible to see what happens.
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Old 02-25-2003, 03:39 PM
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Default AM radio interference?

If you are an AMA member they will loan you a device to check the air at your site. Can't remember what they call it, but it's some sort of freq analizer. later daveo
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Default AM radio interference?

The Piqua Hawks flying club in Ohio fly within 2-3 miles of an AM radio transmitter with no problem.
They use the back part of an abandoned Drive Inn Theater, and rent it from the Lodge that has their meeting house in the part nearer the "screen" but the screen is not between the club flying field, and the AM station.
You or your club should e-mail the AMA and borrow the signal finder. That's what you pay dues for.[img]i/expressions/face-icon-small-shocked.gif[/img]
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Old 02-25-2003, 11:00 PM
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Default AM radio interference?

by am i hope you don't mean your transmitter that is out of date and not leagle anymore but if you mean radio stations that should not be a problem
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Default AM radio interference?

The device you guys are referring to is a Spectrum Analyzer. Contact your District VP and he should be able to get it to you. Should be very useful in this situation.
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