ArtisanRadio replied to the topic Overblown Security Concerns for Part 15 Broadcasters in the forum Broadcast Equipment 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Well, I received a rebuttal to my original post elsewhere, and I have to say that it’s somewhat laughable.
Most of it was spent lauding the poster’s supposed computer credentials, as if that somehow excuses sloppy arguments.
I will say this. Claiming that you are a computer professional because you have used computers for 40 years is similar…[Read more]
I’m always of two minds regarding these threads.
I do prefer to listen to what I consider the greats of rock. It is sad that we’re going to start losing them.
I grew up listening to these artists when they were in their primes, and that type of music was predominant. As far as I’m concerned, music started going downhill in the 90s.
However, t…[Read more]
ArtisanRadio started the topic Overblown Security Concerns for Part 15 Broadcasters in the forum Broadcast Equipment 8 months, 3 weeks ago
How secure is your computer? And how safe are your computer practices?
These days it seems that everywhere you go – other Part 15 Forums, computer Forums, general Internet surfing – you read about concerns being raised over computer security. In some cases the writer is almost frantic in his/her haste to get you to do (usually) contortions to a…[Read more]
I doubt very much if it was anything you did, Thelegacy. Hobbybroadcaster has been paranoid about security and information sharing for years (ever since I ran across them more than a decade ago). The site, through its TOS, has always claimed ownership to anything and everything that appears there, even when it’s information that is publicly a…[Read more]
BillyBurg, I would think that the entire point of having a public website is to make it reasonably accessible. Why should I, as a potential user, change my e-mail provider just to make a paranoid webmaster feel more secure? I can join virtually every other ‘private’ site that I’m interested in right now with my current gmail account.
Using a…[Read more]
Reading this thread prompted me to make one of my sporadic visits to Hobbybroadcaster (for a site that supposedly promotes Part 15 broadcasting, I find them recently to be surprisingly negative towards broadcasting and radio in general, so I tend to avoid them).
Anyway, the webmaster was complaining about this topic, and how “common sense elludes…[Read more]
That begs the question as to why anyone would want to participate in a site that is so difficult to join and then use. You can’t keep your preferred e-mail (gmail et al), you can’t use a VPN, you can’t use older browsers, etc.
So, why bother?
Well, you see, you use both a top hat and a counterpoise. That’s not just a wire up a PVC pipe. It likely contributes to the good range you’re seeing (whether it’s legal or not is open to debate – there’ve been many discussions on this Forum).
The problem is that you’re reporting range that far exceeds others that have been reported by Part 1…[Read more]
ArtisanRadio replied to the topic Please See Hobby Broadcaster Review of the Range Extender from ISS in the forum General Discussion 9 months, 1 week ago
This thread is supposed to be about the Range Extender, not changing the Part 15 rules.
If you must discuss desired rule changes (which have been discussed ad nauseum in the past), please start another thread.
If something is in the public domain, you can do anything you want with it. So there would be no fees for broadcasting the material.
It’s really unfortunate that there is little case law to back up any OTR claims, re public domain or ownership.
There is the Silverman decision for Amos & Andy. In 1948, CBS purchased the rights for Amos & Andy f…[Read more]
You’re correct in stating that copyright issues being the cause of the disappearance of otrrlibrary was speculation on my part. However, it is informed speculation, as many, many, other OTR sites are disappearing. otrrlibrary.org was one of the largest, and therefore, most visible.
There’s also no doubt that there is plenty of conflicting i…[Read more]
The fact as to whether a song creator is alive or dead is not the issue here. Perhaps I haven’t been clear.
Old time radio shows were owned solely by the sponsors. It was the sponsors who paid for everything (including music rights), eventually getting the master transcription disks, and it was the sponsors that decided their intrinsic worth a…[Read more]
1. Time does matter. Why should people other than the creator(s) of the song benefit, i.e., why should the estate, which consists of people who had nothing to do with a song creation, benefit? Those that were writing and performing songs and radio shows in the time period being talked about knew the terms and conditions of the th…[Read more]
Thanks for giving your thoughts, Mark.
I would disagree with your analysis of radio in the 50s & early 60s. TV was taking radio’s audience, most entertainment was migrating to TV only (other than a few holdouts such as Jack Benny, who did both) and radio shows were being cancelled en masse. Radio had to reinvent itself in the mid 60s as p…[Read more]
Apparently Randy Rainbow is on tour this summer/fall. Only the U.S., which makes sense given his humor is largely politically-based, but still a shame.
He’s also received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Short Form Variety Series.
ArtisanRadio replied to the topic A Strong legal Home Transmitter for my Stream Station in the forum Broadcast Equipment 10 months, 1 week ago
All things considered, given your requirements, I would go with a Part 15 certified FM transmitter, such as the Decade MS-100. It costs more, but is built like a tank, and is the highest quality. You’re better off avoiding non-certified transmitters, as most that are advertised as ‘compliant’ really aren’t. With all the current fuss over FM pi…[Read more]
The ProCaster is a high quality AM transmitter, and it is Part 15 certified. To stay legal, the length of your antenna and ground lead must be less than 3 meters total . That means either installing the transmitter at ground level with a short ground lead to your RF ground (rod driven into the earth/radials), or installing at height with no g…[Read more]
As it was stated previously in this thread, the Rolls transmitter is not legal for use in the U.S. (or Canada). It is highly unlikely that 40mw output, even to a bad antenna, will produce a legal field strength.
BETS-1 certified transmitters in Canada are allowed much more field strength than the U.S. (100uv/m at 30 meters, as opposed to…[Read more]
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