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Path loss, signal propagation, attenuation, signal strength
This paper presents the experimental results of a study on radio frequency attenuation path loss conducted in Ekiti State, Nigeria. The objective of the study is to develop a path loss model comparable to the existing path loss models through a real time application of outdoor VHF signal propagation measurements of the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) Channel 5 and carrier frequency of 175.25 MHz located in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria. Experimental measurements were taken in three routes covering the entire state. Analysis of the data collected from the experiments resulted in models which are in agreement with the existing standard models. Root Mean Square Errors were calculated for all the path loss models. Results show that the signal of the station was generally poor along the routes considered as the deviations of the measured path losses from the free space path loss exceed 6 dB in most cases.
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