Back 40, like the lower 40, is an expression for a track of land, probably 40 acres or so.
Farmers use the term when talking about work that has to be done like plowing the lower 40.
In the song, “Ode to Billy Joe” by Bobby Gentry, the term is mentioned in the line….”There’s 5 more acres in the lower 40 I have to plow”
I have one of these and a hardly heard station suddenly comes in like a strong one with this antenna positioned just the right way beside the radio and changing the position and tweeking the tuner on the antenna will null the noise interference. It works best in the daytime. It will only work with home and portables as it only works with a ferrite…[Read more]
Commented on Facebook…..we don’t know the details as “station” is mentioned and that’s all. May have been a transmitter, wireless mic, we don’t know. If they were visited in person we don’t know what transpired so no conclusion can be made here.
There’s a few posts about this on the Facebook forum and it has been said, by a few posters that until July 2020 these Part 74 wireless mics are also accepted as certified for part 236. Seems they got this info. from the FCC.
Thanks for doing the test for us. Like I posted you confirmed that with a digital tuner it would be off and not received right and would need a analog radio to get it properly like the Sony ICF 801 or a radio with the TV audio bands. Even with audio cables it wouldn’t get you close to the 1 to 2 miles that thelegacy was excited about. Not as good…[Read more]
The Rolls would still sound better than AM as AM tops out at 5K with the 10 klz bandwidth. FM tops out at 15K so any quality FM transmitter should be pretty flat from 30Hz-15Klz. That it only gets to 12.5K, and probably with drop out at that, tells me it’s not that good an item.
Looked up the certification and saw this complies with Part74 and states this item is for NON- BROADCASTING. Also saw the word licensed with part 74.
Just going by the non- broadcasting it means the intent can’t be getting out to the general public. This is similar to the Canadian definition of broadcasting and non-broadcasting. It was certified…[Read more]
Yes that Sony ICF-801 is still available on Ebay new but used to be under $100 + shipping but now for some reason the price is around $250-$300. Amazon has none. Whole page of them on Ebay.
But can you convince…[Read more]
But no radio goes below 87.5, at least for the N America market. And 84.922 isn’t a designated frequency that a digital tuner would go to, especially a selective one. You would be detuned. The only radios that would receive it properly would be an analog tuning radio that goes from 76-108 or an older radio with TV VHF audio and wouldn’t have the…[Read more]
And to add, the IC number(on the Broadcastvision) for Canada is not valid!….as I forgot about that so yes you can’t trust this company.
Sorry, RFCCLebanon, maybe the Broadcastvision wasn’t a good recommendation.
RFCCLebanon, You can still use something better than a car FM transmitter that goes 10 ft.
Looked at that Rolls one and of course not certified for part 15 and connecting any BNC antenna to the jack at 40 mW will put you way over the limit but I noticed it has a variable RF control on the front. Probably with a rubber duck BNC antenna type and…[Read more]
TIB’s summary is (in the USA), a little easier to do as only BMI ($265 a year) is needed for over the air only part 15.
That is affordable but I don’t know what is required in the way of keeping a log of what is played for BMI. Do they just require a log sometimes, all the time? With me that would be the biggest hurdle.
Keith’s breakdown of the costs is good to know. $100 a month just for the streaming provider and $1200+ an unknown amount. VERY expensive and reaffirms my position with streaming. Canada is not near as bad(expensive) but there’s the cost of the provider also.
I will stick to over the air radio.
It must be very time consuming and painstaking work…[Read more]
Keith’s info. on the licensing in the USA is surprising to me as I assume that BMI and Sound Exchange costs apply to over the air Part 15? That’s quite expensive between the two of them. They actually knew what part 15 was and have a plan for it?
When I checked with the three here in Canada, quite a while ago now, they don’t know what BETS-1…[Read more]
Here’s why I won’t consider streaming, just from my perspective, some of which I mentioned in other posts.
Yes there’s the cost of music licenses(although not much) the cost of the app or program to do the stream….is it a monthly fee? don’t know, and the having to keep a log of what plays and when. Half the time I am not listening or asleep…[Read more]
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