We checked on Artisan’s question: “I wonder what the field strength of the lightning was, and if it was in violation of Part 15?”
Siren Sound Effect:
Loud Megaphone Voice: “PULL THIS STORM OVER TO THE SIDE OF THE SKY!”
Judge Passes Sentence: “Lightning exceeded the ground lead rule of Part 15. The storm will be placed in solitary…[Read more]
All night we monitored a radio tuned to 1710 kHz at the top of the AM dial.
About 5-times a minute we heard the sputter of lightning coming across the airwaves from miles away and that was the point.
The forecast called for a 50% chance of storms during the night, and if they get too close KDX shuts down and disconnects as a safety measure.
Mark thinks this: “Not likely be hobby broadcasting.”
The FCC and the corporations they serve will have 1st pickings if there’s a way of turning the medium wave band into cash, but if there’s no such use that they can come up with the radio hobbyists might get it by default… like being near a dumpster when something old is thrown away.
Truthy Article About AM
I understand and concur with the POV expressed in the piece which cuts right to the main points about the AM broadcast situation.
This concluding question is one we’ve all asked:
“With spectrum in short supply couldn’t we just repurpose this band? And if so, to what?“
Good News Friday
It’s appropriate to visit Friday Harbor, Washington, on a Friday, with the excellent news that Friday Harbor Tiny Radio is fully in business!
It was about a year ago when the website was down one day and the part 15 station and its owner, Ken Norris, got listed on our “Missing Persons” post about members no longer known to…[Read more]
The Center of the Part 15 Universe
It’s called “Part 15 Lab”. It’s purpose is so self-evident that no “About” or “Mission Statement” is needed.
What I wonder is why Rich Powers doesn’t do more to promote this Part 15 Theme Park.
Under a Big Umbrella
Figuring that AMRadioLegend would have a slick mission statement for the LPFM under his guidance, we took a stop at the website for WLSL in Saint Leo, Florida.
Finding nothing, I was about to drive back to Missouri when I remembered that WLSL is one small department of a large university, and there it is!
By Another Name
Not all “Mission Statements” use that name to describe themselves, many are published under “About”, which usually amounts to the same thing.
As a charter member of the old ALPB a number of us were involved in composing the organization’s mission statement, because at that time the ALPB was membership owned. Although that…[Read more]
On Mission Statements
Every radio station, website, and organization is defined by its “Mission Statement”, an essential declaration of the main business goals and objectives.
When first planning to write a mission statement, it can be helpful to view the mission statement of another organization, to use it as an example.
Let’s view a few…[Read more]
The “Why” Question
There we see the Chairman of the FCC having lofted his trademark smile all the way up to the tip-top of a communications tower.
What we have yet to ask is WHY?
That’s right. With all of the responsibility of running a major federal commission charged with the massive responsibility of overseeing a burgeoning electro-magnetic…[Read more]
The 21st Vigil for Jullian Assange
Every week a gathering of top journalists speak by audio conference to discuss the tense situation surrounding the status of journalist/publisher Jullian Assange still holed up at the Ecuadoraan Embassy in London with mounting pressure to have him brought to the U.S. to face charges for publishing the Wikileaks…[Read more]
Carl Blare replied to the topic Bryan Broadcasting asks FCC to allow All Digital Broadcasting on AM in the forum Regulations / Law 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Hold On Now
As I read this one proposal the FCC is being asked to allow licensed stations to make a choice if they wish to convert to an all digital format, but allows stations not choosing to do so to continue transmitting analog as they wish.
Also, even if if every licensed station decided to do only digital, the part 15 stations would still…[Read more]
Other Reflections On 15.236
Overcoming our own confirmation bias in studying this wireless mic section, two factors jump out that may further lock out those of us with radio applications in mind.
Almost nothing is said about modulation regarding devices in the low TV band, saying only “converting into electrical signals that can be demodulated…[Read more]
Looking Into 2 Aspects
So far it seems to me that these wireless-mic rules would legitimize one particular use for part 15 radio stations, namely to stage a “broadcast” as an “event” and send it to a fixed receiver at the “main transmitter” location: in other words a Studio Transmitter Link STL).
Technically the STL channel would not be intended…[Read more]
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