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]
A good post. Found interesting about the part about these imported(Chinese) transmitters that operate OK at first but after awhile start to get more dirty and cause interference to aviation etc, as Thelegacy found out.
Like the part about the cracking down on the uncertified imported transmitters but I don’t think he looks on amazon! It should…[Read more]
Based on my communication with industry Canada and being read the riot act and shown in writing in the rules, any transmitter can’t be used here unless it is in the Industry Canada radio equipment certification look up section. I even gave an example….the Talking House transmitter, with FCC certification, no license needed, and operating the…[Read more]
Here comes Oompah Hour #282. Another wild ride on the roller coaster of old time music! Grab it at the usual link:
Tim’s Oompa Hour #282 Week of August 18 – 24, 2019
Polka DJ (Theme) – Dick Pillar
Black Crow Polka – Ben Barta Band
Happy Go Lucky Polka – Rocky & His Happy Valley Gang
ArtisanRadio replied to the topic Please See Hobby Broadcaster Review of the Range Extender from ISS in the forum General Discussion 4 days 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.
AMRadiolegend replied to the topic Please See Hobby Broadcaster Review of the Range Extender from ISS in the forum General Discussion 5 days, 15 hours ago
The FCC limit is 100 mW input power. Why are we concerned with 1 or 10 watts?
timinbovey replied to the topic Please See Hobby Broadcaster Review of the Range Extender from ISS in the forum General Discussion 1 week, 1 day ago
“Regardless of “By The Book Rules” if the FCC certified that ATU at 20 Ft Grounded the previous “Book Rules” are not relevant so long as your running that ATU with their transmitter it was meant to be paired with (or any other for that matter)!”
We have no idea if it was certified by the FCC with a 20 foot ground lead with the unit mounted…[Read more]
timinbovey replied to the topic Please See Hobby Broadcaster Review of the Range Extender from ISS in the forum General Discussion 1 week, 3 days ago
Just out of curiosity I violated my self imposed resolve to never visit the HB site again, and read the review.
I have no beef with the test procedures.
But I have to ask. Can we count on untarnished results when there’s an ad for the product being tested right there on the page?
This ad states “A new Range Extender is available that can make…[Read more]
Here comes Oompah Hour #281
Another great grouping of fine polka selections await your ears. What? I’m speaking gibberish again LOL! Listen close for the Taylor Swift clip in this weeks show (just a little comedy tangent). And of course the show is at the usual link:
Tim’s Oompah Hour #281 Week of…[Read more]
AMRadiolegend started the topic Please See Hobby Broadcaster Review of the Range Extender from ISS in the forum General Discussion 1 week, 6 days ago
The report is very detailed and useful. My #2 report though more in the relative sense, is forthcoming.
In response to Tim’s post…..absolutely amazing that the stream server can do all this! And know your computer’s operating system?, mind boggling.
At least all the work of keeping a log is done for you, at a cost I presume.
Oh heck yeah. They know. In “real life” I work for three commercial stations, and we stream of course.
Streaming services, and proper streaming software keep track of all this for you. It is possible to stream with your own server if you use the proper software.
At work we use the services of securenetsystems. They handle all this for us. …[Read more]
Ah one anna two… and here we go with another installment of the unstoppable Oompah Hour! Show number 280 is standing by waiting for your approval at the usual link:
Tim’s Oompah Hour #280 Week of August 4 – 10, 2019
Polka DJ (Theme) – Dick Pillar
Take Another Look – Dynasticks
Henry’s Polka…[Read more]
DJboutit replied to the topic I am Just About Done Adding Tracks To My Stations Main Playlist in the forum General Discussion 2 weeks, 4 days ago
I have about 85% backed up
“Finally, it’s not really the money involved with streaming that bothers me. I streamed for years under a SOCAN non-commercial license (which included streaming) for a small, fixed fee. But now, you have to keep meticulous records of who listens to what, when and how, and calculate royalties based on listener impressions (I want t…[Read more]
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]
Artisan said “Maybe I’ll just give up the idea of streaming. It all seems more trouble than what it’s worth, particularly since I’m usually only the listener”.
Yes, if you go to the painstaking and very time consuming task of research to compile a playlist of public domain stuff. And it is complicated. And then I would ask does that allow strea…[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]
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