<p>Yes, that is likely the transmitter I sold to that Forum member.</p><p>I’ve found that RSS210/Part 15 AM transmitter range is highly dependent on where you live, far more than legal FM.</p><p>When I was on Bowen Island, I was never able to get much range from AM transmitters, and that included the Talking Sign, Procaster and Hamilton…[Read more]
ArtisanRadio replied to the topic A Critique of "Part 15 Broadcasting: Facts Versus Fiction" in the forum General Discussion 1 week, 1 day ago
Talking about range without talking about the radio is totally meaningless.
Just to give an example, when Artisan Radio started up on Bowen Island, we located the transmitter on a building rooftop in a storefront/studio/residential complex. This complex was located on a hillside, with direct line of sight to our target listening area (the ferry…[Read more]
ArtisanRadio replied to the topic A Critique of "Part 15 Broadcasting: Facts Versus Fiction" in the forum General Discussion 1 week, 2 days ago
<p>Tim, whenever we talk about range, the elephant in the room is ALWAYS the quality of the receiver – sensitivity and selectivity.</p><p>There can be a wide variation in both beween receivers. If I recall, you used a Tecsun portable for your testing, which typically has a sensitivity of 4-5uv, unknown selectivity.</p><p>Some car receivers I’ve…[Read more]
<p>Thanks Mark, but I’ll just be careful. The cost of postage alone would be more than I paid for either transmitter.</p><p>Normally, we don’t have all that many problems with static buildup here on the ‘wet coast’, but weather has been screwy and it’s been very dry this spring (weather patterns have been changing rapidly the past few…[Read more]
Not sure where some of the misleading statements about the Decades and Broadcastvision transmitters in this thread are coming from.
The MS-100 that I owned was tuned for Canadian BETS rules – 100uv/m @ 30 meters. Those in the U.S. are tuned for Part 15 rules, which will give you substantially less range.
The CM-10 that I own gets less range…[Read more]
<p>Interesting. I wonder if this is due to the pandemic.</p><p>Too bad about the LX-75. It’s a good transmitter. Not legal for unlicensed operation in Canada or the U.S., but certified for RSS-123 in Canada (i.e., usable in spaces with delineated borders such as shopping malls, public spaces, etc. – with an Industry Canada land mobile li…[Read more]
ArtisanRadio replied to the topic 2 Transmitters 1.3 Mile Apart Is That To Close Together?? in the forum Transmitter Talk 2 weeks, 5 days ago
<p>The answer is…it depends.</p><p>It depends on the range you’re getting from the transmitters. If the signals overlap, then yes, they’re too close.</p><p>If you’re using 2 stock Talking House’s with the wire antenna, then it’s not likely that you’re going to see over a mile range.</p><p>If you’re using 2 Rangemasters, with great grounds, the…[Read more]
ArtisanRadio replied to the topic Quick Review of Decade CM-10 (and the Chinese transmitter it is based on) in the forum Transmitter Talk 3 weeks, 5 days ago
<p>Update.</p><p>Been playing around with my CM-10, as all my other transmitters have issues.</p><p>I managed to get the cover off, and it does have a CHZ005B branded circuit board inside it.</p><p>The tuning range can be modified (as per CZH documentation) if one were so inclined, by a reboot procedure. Power can also be modified in the CZH,…[Read more]
ArtisanRadio started the topic A Critique of "Part 15 Broadcasting: Facts Versus Fiction" in the forum General Discussion 1 month, 1 week ago
as found on the Hobbybroadcaster website (accessible from the main page).
I approached this missive, written by the webmaster who is a self-professed Broadcast Engineer with over 45 years experience, with great interest. Anyone who has worked in the Part 15 broadcasting arena for any length of time recognizes that there’s a great deal of…[Read more]
<p>It’s useless to speculate on why that site is going to a subscription model.</p><p>It’s also not productive to speculate what that model will look like until the details are released. I personally doubt that they’re going to decrease the security of the site, such as the e-mail address restrictions.</p><p>In these times, it’s probably better…[Read more]
A couple of points.
The Talking House ATU is ONLY certified with the Talking House transmitter as a package. Using it with another transmitter, even a certified one, means that it is no longer certified. That *could* be a problem with the FCC.
If you did decide to use that ATU with another transmitter, the transmitter would have to be able t…[Read more]
<p>Oh, I’m not doubting your experiences.</p><p>My point is that there are lots of potential solutions to problems for which we know nothing about.</p><p>I can think of multiple solutions to the initial poster that don’t even involve the AM or FM broadcast band, including 900 Mhz (Broadcastvision manufactures certified transmitters), wireless…[Read more]
<p>Ranges in Part 15 broadcasting, for both AM and FM, are highly dependent on a large number of factors, such as the type and quality of installation, geographical location, potential nearby interference, even weather etc.</p><p>Arbitrarily throwing out ranges doesn’t mean much without knowing a lot more about this, or any, potential…[Read more]
With all due respect, your question was really answered in the last active Forum thread, ‘How to get started?’
What you want to do is certainly possible, but Part 15 broadcasting is not plug and play except in the most simple of cases (i.e., listening to your music collection around the house). It’s going to require experimentation to get the…[Read more]
Here’s some of the things that I’ve learned in doing legal, unlicensed, broadcasting over the course of 14+ years.
There are a great many self-proclaimed experts in this field. There are entire websites and Forums dedicated to ‘proving’ to the world that the practitioners contained therein know more than anyone else. I’ve never seen anything l…[Read more]
There’s a new movement afoot.
In Italy, Spain, and now Canada, at a specific time each day (7PM here in the Vancouver, BC, Canada area), people come out on their balconies, into their yards and onto the streets to cheer Covid first responders and those on the front lines – healthcare workers, police, firefighters, essential workers.
This would…[Read more]
I remain unimpressed with the various conspiracy theories surrounding 9/11. Those promoting these theories tend to use the opposite of the scientific method – take the facts that support your theory and throw the rest of the facts out.
There are anomalies in the official ‘truth’, and it would be useful to explain them. That’s what I take away from this.
I thought it was a fun little piece, given recent news events.
Now, if you want something that will *really* make you run off screaming into the night, try this:
It’s Klaus Nomi’s cover of the great Lou Christie hit, Lightning Strikes. After viewing/listening, it makes you wonder if there really is a God.
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