Has anyone ever calulated what the signal attenuation on a FM signal is based on tree density. Meaning if you have a station who's transmit antenna is below the tree canopys, what the loss to the coverage area equates to?
Which brings up a 2nd question. I am going to give a "for instance" here. If you have a 50 watt radio station, who's antenna is below the tree line, what benefits, if any, do you have by going above the trees, even if it means you drop in power, lets say to 25 watts. Do the trees attenuate a small signal enough that by raising the antenna above the tree line w/ reduction of power, is very benificial...
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