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User currently offlineDavid B. From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3148 posts, RR: 5
Posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 582 times:

Guess it depends on terrain, weather and season.
but whats the range of a typical FM radio station?

I was able to hear a FM station in the Lincoln tunnel which has tiled walls, was this due to the EMF bouncing off the shiny tiles?
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User currently offlineMcringring From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 577 times:

They recently installed transmitters in the NYC tunnels so you can hear radio stations. It was impossible before.

But most major FM radio stations have a range of about 80-100 miles. Some more, some less, as you said, depending on terrain, power, market, etc.


User currently offlineN400QX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 554 times:

Yeah, there are a LOT of variables, but 60-100 miles is probably a good range.

FM stations (because of their higher frequency and different modulation) tend to need more power for distance, but do work better in city environments where you're always going under freeways and through tunnels, etc.

But AM stations (which broadcast at very low frequencies) do broadcast farther, just don't penetrate as well.


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