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Old 18th December 2007, 22:36   #16
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FM is line of sight, just like terrestrial TV and occurs around 100Mhz. On cloudy says due to reflection you can catch far of stations.
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tsk, arun is saying he wants to listen to FM broadcasts from Chennai & Coimbatore - from Mysore (if that is his location, as seen on his avatar info).

CBE is across the Nilgiris. Chennai is across the Eastern Ghats. I will be Very surprised if he can get signals from BLR in Mysore, about 130 km (by road, may be 100 as the crow flies).

Best I have done for any BLR station is 70km road length, facing BLR. And this too was with intermittent strength.

Isnt 50km radius the max for FM signals ?
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You can get around 80-90kms maximum. I don't think he can get combaitore etc.,
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Ok. This sounds like I won't be able to listen to the FM from far off stations. Bad luck. Have to be happy with my mp3 collections only. Thanks for all your inputs. I have dropped the idea of having a booster.
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I have power antenna fitted in my Honda city. I can get FM signals of Bangalore stations in my Native -Chikmagalur ( 250 kms).The stations are not that clear, but audible, but only during morning time, Afternoon it's just a hissing sound.
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You get a lot of Bangalore radio stations in Mysore. On my last trip there I remember listening to radio city in Mysore. Radio stations in Bangalore have an added advantage of height. Bangalore being 3000 odd feet above sea level.
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i think FM broadcasts through local stations and not the satellite - does anyone know how FM is broadcast?
Yes, FM is broadcast through local stations situated on land, using analogue technology in the band of 88-108 Mhz.
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