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Old 04-13-2017, 3:57 PM
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Some years ago I had to visit Rugby Radio in the UK which broadcasts the MSF time signal on 16kHz at 0900 and 2100z. At that time the station used those low freqs for submarine comms too. The whole place was eerily quiet with just a very slight breeze to make the wires hum a bit. I asked the guy I was going to see about 'why no birds outside' and he said the RF scares them off. 4 masts 820ft high and from this bit of info, 160Amps RMS into the base of the antenna system - the final ERP was only 15kW!

mb21 - ether.net - 'MSF' Rugby
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