Posted on October 3, 2012
Many part 15 broadcasters run their radio station audio from a computer. Everything is fine until the computer fails. But the part 15 transmitter will continue working just fine. Radio is a stable technology, the computer is not.
Things become even shakier when streaming on the web. All kinds of failures are possible, and they always seem to happen, sooner or later.
Back when there was a chance that I might provide streaming services for a former client of my audio video business, I was just learning about streaming and the internet, and I soon realized that I could not guarantee a reliable service, that I was at the disposal of unknown break-downs of many kinds, beginning with the inconsistent DSL service I was getting at the time. I was actually relieved when that client decided to part company, leaving me off the hook.
This week is trouble week with our stream and our e-mail. The stream loses touch with Shoutcast every 15-minutes and then reconnects.
The e-mail will not allow sending messages, but does receive them.
But it’s all a hobby pastime, so I am not driven to stay up all night trying to fix something. It may get fixed this week, maybe next week, let’s go to lunch.