I hope the format you are compiling is also what you like yourself and not just something to not have to pay royalties for. It’s much better when you “like” your own station!
All my voice tracking are done via high quality setting on a voice recorder in 192 bit rate MP3s and the jingles/promos I got from here….https://imagingthing.com/ also in…[Read more]
Wonder why Industry Canada(ISED) doesn’t put out a list of acceptable frequencies in all areas of the country for BETS-1 and RSS-210 and RSS 123 that’s accurate as they know where all the stations are and aren’t. All the ones that are good cover only the USA and radio locator gives for any city the best, and the second best.
Doesn’t seem that it’s too good!
And here in Toronto it doesn’t list 90.7 and 89.9 which are good and I am on and have been for a long time on 90.7 The ones listed are “OK” but the best are not there.
Wonder why A site for this can’t be like clear FM and include Canada also?
The usual places like Radio Locator, Clear FM etc. only cover the USA and not Canada but here’s a site that covers all of the US and Canada for unused FM frequencies in your city and gives 3 for each place.
This may be good for Artisan and myself in particular.
That’s half the reason you pay so much for these like the Procaster and the Decade as it will work forever and not designed to conk out in a couple of years so you have to get another one. The Decade is also OK for outdoor mounting in all temperatures as per manual. I think Artisan will vouch for that.
It wouldn’t have to run the laptop..the battery will do that for about 8 hours, just the little compressor and the Decade, not to much power between the two things…maybe 30 watts if that. But 3 days!, for one of these back ups, with all that running from it!
I’ll check it out.
Now back to the subject.
Tim, to change the subject just for a minute, you said you have this…..”I have a APC UPS supply. It runs the station for 3 days with no AC. At least that’s the longest it’s had to run the station”.
My station consists of a small 11″ laptop running with screen off and flash, not hard drive, small mini compressor, and the Decade MS-100 tra…[Read more]
DON”T WRITE IT OFF YET! The only components that are time sensitive are electrolytic capacitors, not the other caps, just the electrolytics. After 25 years even less if not used much they deteriorate.
The power supply ones are the most susceptable and an easy fix and easy to identify as they are the largest and near the transformer and rectifier…[Read more]
I especially agree with Artisan’s perfect transmitter with two ways to power. Household A/C with the transformer and filtering on board just needing an A/C cord or a second power input for using D/C like a battery. The onboard power supply would be much better than wallwarts which degrade the sound quality except for the block style computer…[Read more]
Also Canadian approval, so we can use it here. The problem with a lot of these transmitters is they are no good here. Me, I’m not a technician or have any engineering knowledge, just know some basic electronics, so I don’t know how I could be of help. I’m also not in the USA.
I think the on board compression etc is a great feature for the “perfect transmitter” and I wish the “perfect” FM transmitter, the Decade, which I use, had the on board compression, release, adjustable so I wouldn’t have to have a separate piece of gear for this. Also the “perfect” transmitter should have the power supply on board and not having…[Read more]
Pretty good for a transmitter made for getting your MP3 player to your car radio. Assume the audio cable acts as the antenna?
Guess if you need to get a better signal to the outfield fence it would have to be done by a better radio and not a better transmitter.
One good receiver easy to carry around that would be very good is…[Read more]
Here’s something to bring up and that is with FM…why can’t the USA have a catagory like Canada’s BETS-1 which allows licence free broadcasting to the general public with more power than you have in the USA as long as the transmitter is certified, with a few simple rules. Everything doesn’t fall apart here and 250uV/M@3meters is ridiculous. I’m…[Read more]
Yes, I agree, free speech can be taken to far, just as too much freedom is no good either without any boundaries. Can hatred be preached in the papers protected by the first amendment? If we rely on the news media for our information there should be some regulation that what is reported or how a person is portrayed is factual. In fact in the USA…[Read more]
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