Here’s what you have to get to get 1uV sensitivity on FM(mono) and really one of the few companies that still make tuners. It’s as good as you will get on FM and equaled in some cars. The specs are shown in the manual.
Other than that you have to go to…[Read more]
Mark replied to the topic MY COVERAGE IN THE DAYTIME ON A SONY ICF-38 WITH A PROCASTER ON 1630 in the forum General Discussion 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Yes outside. The car I have now, a Kia Forte, isn’t as good as my Chev. Cobalt was with a fender antenna and no computer screen and other electronics. With the Kia weaker stations that should be clear and perfectly listenable like in the Chevy are obliterated by the electronics of the screen and other things. It’s like a hum that wipes out the…[Read more]
Mark started the topic MY COVERAGE IN THE DAYTIME ON A SONY ICF-38 WITH A PROCASTER ON 1630 in the forum General Discussion 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Here’s my *useful* reception range including the fringe areas with a Sony ICF-38. Daytime only. My house is marked. Nighttime is reduced to just my block. Or less. Also included a picture of this readily available radio….one of the last better than average portables made. I have a few of these.
What auction site was this? Is “that” auction site the one most popular that starts with E? Or the other one that also starts with E or the one that starts with F or K?
I don’t see the harm in naming a buy and sell or auction site where you got something.
I, as moderator, as I commented on Tim’s concerns, have nothing to do with why a post is waiting for moderation. You have to ask admin. about it. The only reason a post is supposed to wait for moderation is if it’s a new member and a first post. This has to be a glitch somewhere.
As for your recent post that said waiting for moderation, I didn’t…[Read more]
Taken from an article on RF/ electromatic radiation travel in space as opposed to on earth…..” In empty space, the wave does not dissipate (grow smaller) no matter how far it travels, because the wave is not interacting with anything else. This is why light from distant stars can travel through space for billions of light-years and still reach…[Read more]
Hi, Horatio, I posted a little trick with an artificial ground you can try and showed the idea of what I did. Made a significant difference on the peaking meter and resulting more signal off the antenna. Had to adjust the meter with the trimmer as I was at the end of travel at the 10 and needed to see a peak. Doing nicely now.
The studio that…[Read more]
Reprinted from Carl Blare’s blog with his permission with a few thoughts of my own…..
“A dwindling number of radio hobbyists carry on with the ‘original’ form of part 15 hobbying, operating micro-power AM or FM radio stations receivable by a very small audience of neighbors on ordinary radios. The government (FCC) can do little more than…[Read more]
Here’s a good demo of AM hum problem and how to get rid of it….https://youtu.be/8slp-tpPC44
Here’s my experience with hum with FM and AM. First of all FM, My FM broadcasting was done with the Decade MS-100 mostly and this particular transmitter uses an on board power supply which is much better than what’s in a cheap wall adaptor and the…[Read more]
Nice. Just to understand your set up, the Procaster gets an over the air signal to one building, 1600, and you are using carrier current to the other building for the other frequency, 1560?
Where have you got the Procaster mounted? And what are you using for the carrier current?
Nice you have it all up and running.
I think Timinbovey’s post was comparing *his* commercial station and that they play all the songs we(Artisan and I)were mentioning, to commercial stations in general and saying it is more common then you may think. I am not in a position to know as in the USA, not so much in Canada, there’s many small lower power local stations like Tim’s and…[Read more]
Mark started the topic A Trick for extending range with a Procaster/Rangmaster with no ground in the forum Broadcast Equipment 8 months, 2 weeks ago
Here’s a way of making an artificial ground if you have a Procaster or Hamilton Rangmaster as they are both the same in design with an enclosed metal cabinet.
For those that don’t have the facilities to do an outdoor set up with a real ground or use an indoor cold water pipe as you would have to place the transmitter under the kitchen sink to…[Read more]
I have an separate laptop for the broadcast computer. Never connected to the internet.
And another for the “regular” computer. The HP laptop has been running Play it Live for a couple of years now fine 24/7. A basic small 11.5″ laptop works great as the automation computer with Play it Live. Never on the internet also means no annoying updates…[Read more]
There’s also David Soul from Starsky and Hutch with Don’t Give Up On Us and a couple of others.
Sixteen reasons wasn’t so obscure, was a top 10 national hit.
This could go on and on…..check this out…..remember Festas from the TV classic Gunsmoke? Well, this sure surprised me, He also was a singer in country music. Here’s a…[Read more]
I had to look up to see who Dwayne Hickman was and he was in an Annette Funicello beach movie but I never knew the names of the co stars. I don’t know the names of most actors in movies or TV shows except a few.
I love the Donna Reed show. Shelly Fabares recorded a good many songs besides her big hit Johnny Angel. There was the follow up Johnny…[Read more]
Hope you have a good new year also and nice to hear from you again here.
How’s your Procaster working out for you? If I remember you were trying to get it set up right?
As for the other forum our positive is everyone is welcome here. It’s an open forum.
I think it’s amazing that you can find all this out and have the know how and dedication to do this! And to find out about other countries also! It boggles the mind thinking about it!
For me to find out if a certain song from a time period is public in the US and Canada say just an example picked out of a hat “Good Night Irene” my lord! And to do…[Read more]
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