My transmitter is 1 watt, the antenna fits inside my bedroom closet. I operate also on AM 1 watt, would the FCC shut me down ? Do they tell you first that you are illegally operating or do they just show up and take your equipment ?
I’ve been on air for about 3 years and have enjoyed it every second. I was introduced to radio back in the 1970’s. I use to visit a Christian radio station, even got to do a public service announcement on the station (WTJH AM1260) in East Point. Although I never went into the field, I loved it. Now I’m trying to do what I couldn’t do in life, make a opportunity for others around me to hear music that was eliminated in the 1980’s. Everyone use to hear EasyListening music, then all the FM stations changed and went to Talk. I think we need some where we can hear a relaxing format of music again. Although the webpage doesn’t allow us to post video pages, I’m made one of my station at YouTube. Check it out whenever you can, it’s only about 1 minute long.
Online video intro of the station:
Hello to everyone ! I have been broadcasting for 2 years now and have added AM 1250 to my simulcate service. Now in the future I plan to go back to FM at 87.3 FM in the 1 Watt range. I’m needing an antenna for my AM broadcaster because I’m not putting enough range out with my 100MW antenna assembly. We broadcast Civil Defense Information, children’s various stories, Halloween sound effects and the like, old time radio programs, soundtracks, oldies pop music (no rock on this station), holiday favorites (when happening), all night and day operation 24/7. We never stop broadcasting and we would love to pass the word around that we’re in Sharpsburg, GA in Coweta county Georgia. If you’re ever in the area, drive by and listen. We take no sponsorship and are complete free of any nagging commericals.
I am looking for a low-profile AM antenna that can broadcast in the 500-1700 KHz range, has a 50 ohm connection, and can handle wattage up to 80 Watts ? Isotron is a great idea but it’s not practical for my area of useage. Anyone have any suggestions, I need one that uses a PL-259 connector and is about 6 feet or less in height.
We operate at 72.1 FM, AM 1250, and soon 87.3 FM We broadcast various shows and Civil Defense information. We air programming 24 hours a day & 7 days a week. Some program outlines are soundtracks, children’s adventure stories, halloween theme music & stories, old-time radio shows, and thousands other broadcasts. It’s been my dream to air radio since hearing it in the 1970’s and now I’m trying for a higher wattage output on AM. 72.1 FM is the analog TV channel 4 in audio, using a William Sound broadcaster. If you’re ever in Coweta county stop by Sharpsburg and hear me in the area.