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“If I understand correctly, grab a radio hook it up to a recording device and record your station as it would sound to the average joe tuning in. Record directly from a radio and upload it to a server so that we can hear what it would sound like if we were in your town tuning in for the first time.”
OK, here goes …
[audio src="http://fhtinyradio.com/Library/AudioLib/FHTRTaxiAstrovan082211.mp3" /]
1) Talking House TX with homemade ATU and loading coil antenna system, mounted on the deck of a boat in a saltwater marina.
2) Using an iMac with iTunes and Rogue Amoeba’s Nicecast with effects software for dynamics control.
3) Receiver: Car radio is a 1997 Chev Astrovan standard AM/FM radio with front and rear speakers.
4) Recorded with a Tascam DP-008, internal electret condenser mics, held in my hand, quite below normal ear level so the seats and carpeting are acting as something of a low-pass filter, i.e., highs and high-mids sound weaker than they are at normal ear level. Re-ecorded to GarageBand, no effects.
5) TOD … right at sunset, the signal was beginning to get a little noise.
6) Distance: Car inside a business park surrounded by concrete block buildings and walls about 11′ high, approx. 2000′ from the TX and antenna.
7) Music is Solar Siblings “Strong Box”, Debbie Nash-Strasser guitar and vocals, Kirk Furmeister mando, percussion, and vocals, Cecil DeMerleer upright bass … all local island musicians.
The loud noise was me shutting the car door.