I’m all for unlicensed radio stations pushing boundaries, whether it be in programming, or in range – as long as they stay within the rules.
Clearly, regardless of whether there are other stations in their locale, this radio station was operating well outside Part15.239, and they also misrepresented their legal status (knowingly or not). That’s…[Read more]
As Tim stated, there is absolutely no chance that this station is legally broadcasting. There is no address on the Facebook page (other than a P.O. box), or any way to contact the station other than through a phone number (probably a cell).
And sure, I really believe them when they say they talked to the FCC, which had no problems with them…[Read more]
Maybe they ended up talking to FC Cincinnati instead of the FCC?
The point of the thread was that listening, particularly with a bad radio, is not a great way to determine if you are legal with micro power FM. The selectivity of a radio, particularly in a crowded FM band area, makes a huge difference to range, more so than sensitivity, so even the 200 foot guideline for Part 15 is suspect. In my tests, I c…[Read more]
ArtisanRadio replied to the topic Net Neutrality: Do ISP’s Have a First Amendment Right to Edit the Internet? in the forum General Discussion 2 days, 14 hours ago
So, Tim, if that’s the case, then ISP’s can also be prosecuted for carrying illegal content? Because currently, they can’t, as they argue that they aren’t responsible for content. Under these rules, they are, and they can’t have it both ways.
It costs money to stream video over the Internet, even from ‘free’ sites such as Youtube. That’s because the major video codecs (software used to decode the stream, such as H.264) are patented, and generate millions of dollars in licensing fees.
Enter AOMedia, an organization created by Mozilla, Google, Netflix, Amazon & many others to create…[Read more]
Now you have to pay to get the FCC to review a complaint.
I wonder if this also applies to reports of pirate broadcasting.
I reviewed the review, and it does look impressive. It uses DSP to achieve that selectivity.
However, the newer DT-210 (which was also reviewed), a non DSP model, had virtually identical performance, and also included a built-in speaker (which the 160 does not have). It seems worth consideration as well.
ArtisanRadio replied to the topic The ‘Definitive’ BETS-1 vs RSS210 vs RSS123 Canadian Unlicensed Intentional Radiator Guide in the forum The ‘Definitive’ BETS-1 vs RSS210 vs RSS123 Canadian Unlicensed Intentional Radiator Guide 6 days, 4 hours ago
Thanks Mark. I had forgotten about that proviso. I’m not sure what getting a TAC (Technical Acceptance Certificate) would mean in terms of procedure and cost, but it is an avenue one can pursue, if necessary.
The only reason I can see going down that road would be for BETS-1 AM, however. Rich has stated that you need a 100uv/m field st…[Read more]
ArtisanRadio started the topic The ‘Definitive’ BETS-1 vs RSS210 vs RSS123 Canadian Unlicensed Intentional Radiator Guide in the forum The ‘Definitive’ BETS-1 vs RSS210 vs RSS123 Canadian Unlicensed Intentional Radiator Guide 6 days, 6 hours ago
Canada’s unlicensed intentional radiator regulations for the broadcast bands (AM & FM) are a dog’s breakfast. They can be very confusing, as the official words are spread out across multiple documents, and manufacturers intentionally or unintentionally make the waters even more murky.
Canada distinguishes between broadcasting applications, a…[Read more]
I agree Mark.
And I know of at least one person who has had issues with Industry Canada because they were doing broadcasting (as Industry Canada and the CRTC defines it) with an RSS210 transmitter that wasn’t BETS certified (not me, by the way). That individual pointed out the same issue, and the Industry Canada agent stood down, but there’s no…[Read more]
Contrary to what some would have you believe, there is no requirement, at least in the U.S., for a Part 15 broadcaster to use a Part 15 certified transmitter. You must, however, use a transmitter that is compliant with the Part 15 rules (15.209, 219, 239).
This topic tends to become a hot button when considering Part 15 FM, mostly due to…[Read more]
I’ve always wondered why there weren’t more blogs in the field of Part 15 broadcasting. I am aware of one by RichPowers (or End80, depending on what Forum you’re on) but that’s about it.
One of the best blogs in any field that I’ve ever run across is one from a Bowen Islander, Chris Corrigan: h…[Read more]
Nothing spectacular, but when I was between houses on Bowen Island, I lived in a very small apartment on the mainland in West Vancouver.
I truly had my computer room/studio in a closet. I would have to move clothes around to do any work on programming. The transmitter sat on a window frame in my bedroom, overlooking my coverage area. I fed it…[Read more]
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