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 Post subject: Average Power from FM radio transmitters
Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2006 12:25 pm 
 
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Dear All,
I was wondering how, in general terms, one might calculate the average power radiated from an FM radio broadcast transmitter. Now, most transmitters list their ERP (which is the peak power times the antenna gain), but I need to know what the average transmitted power is?

Bearing in mind that the FM radio band (88-108 MHz) contain many different broadcast channels within its 20 MHz bandwidth. So, the energy is probably not distributed eavenly across the band. How will this affect the average power calculation?

Suggestions will be gratefully appreciated.
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RF Burns



Posted  11/12/2012