ArtisanRadio replied to the topic 2 Transmitters 1.3 Mile Apart Is That To Close Together?? in the forum Transmitter Talk 1 year, 4 months 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 1 year, 4 months 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 year, 5 months 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.
ArtisanRadio replied to the topic Overblown Security Concerns for Part 15 Broadcasters in the forum Broadcast Equipment 2 years 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 2 years 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]
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