Interesting posts, KDus.
Assuming I am, as stated in the top post, entirely (a) clueless and (b) short on time, what would you suggest?
Also, I have a location on a roof 2 stories high, just shy of 3,000 feet from main roads in NH's biggest city. It makes no sense for me to put up a transmitter and get 2,000 feet of coverage; it's be a kickass win to get 3,000 feet (and 3,500-4,000 is exponentially better)
So far I don't even see an order-of-magnitude guesstimate as to what I could expect with a given setup.