How do I find the lack of radio waves?
July 17, 2008 6:06 AM Subscribe
What town in the United States has the lowest amount of detectable radio waves?
posted by mdbell79 to science & nature (16 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Obviously, there are a lot of places (or used to be, anyway) where you can't get anything to come up on the radio dial. Which of those places would have the absolute least radio? As in, even though there are maybe hundreds of remote locations in the US (and let's say the continental US, because Alaska is probably the winner here anyway) where it's impossible to pick up anything listenable, would there be any place where there wasn't any radio that could even be detected?
Is there even a way to find this out?
Even better, is there any way to find out what the answer would have been in 1970? 1980?
I'm thinking mainly commercial AM/FM radio, and I don't even have a clue how to start looking into this. I figured that if anybody could help me figure it out, it'd be the metafilter crowd. If you need more information about what I'm looking for before you can help, I'd be glad to offer what I can. This is research for a project I'm working on, and although it's not vital it's a detail I'd like to be able to incorporate.