25th October 2011 - 08:34 PM
QUOTE (Lasand+Oct 25 2011, 08:08 PM)
Amazing Distance = 3.57 * square root of the height of the tower
so it comes out to 49.08 kms
25th October 2011 - 08:37 PM
QUOTE (IoneQuestion+Oct 25 2011, 08:30 PM)
That was really helpful thank you!
But if that's the case (and the microwaves could theoretically travel 50km to the radio horizon) then to reach another tall transmitter tower would that mean they could travel a total distance of 100km? As the two 50km distances would just 'skim' the earth's surface?
There is no limit how far the microwaves could travel in a straight line. So if the tops of the towers were in line of sight the answer is yes.
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