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The cost of FM Translators and LPFM Transmitters

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The cost of FM Translators and LPFM Transmitters

Post by Deleted User 14935 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:01 pm

Anyone have an idea what an FM Translator cost versus a Transmitter for an LPFM.



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Re: The cost of FM Translators and LPFM Transmitters

Post by k8jd » Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:13 pm

Probably more than a high end Amateur Radio transceiver for a translator box. It has to have high freq stability and emmission purity and be able to run 24/7. Guessing $10-20 K for a 100 W unit.
For a 1 kW LPFM transmitter maybe more than three times that. :shock:
My estimates usually are way too low :D



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Re: The cost of FM Translators and LPFM Transmitters

Post by ZenithCKLW » Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:19 pm

It cost us the stations we actually want to listen to that those parasite translators trample all over.



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