My Part 15 programming is split: indie music on AM (daily minus Wednesdays, Sundays and holidays) and live sports on FM (once or twice per week and only at the game sites during basketball season and softball season).
The FM is more of a “radio station in a bag or backpack” setup, and I have the AM setup right next to my bed that I can flip on…[Read more]
My home Part 15 automation chain consists of a Dell Inspiron 530 tower with Windows Vista installed, one of my many all-in-one USB audio mixer/interfaces or a USB audio interface connected to a separate audio mixer, a microphone and headphones. Most of the time all the gear is from the same brand (otherwise just the mic and headphones are the same…[Read more]
I can’t hear much on 1560 at all at night at the moment. When all this gets ironed out, their signal will probably be barely audible down the east coast and in the southeast US if at all, just like WOWO 1190 in Fort Wayne, IN when the then owners gave up the grandfathered nighttime pattern to give a sister station in NYC a better nighttime pattern.
I believe I stated in my previous posts that I would drop my concerns and not press anyone on anything anymore. I called foul on myself and explained why I called foul on myself, so why go on the attack when I already conceded and accepted your explanations of things?
Also, I had inquired about a commercial station’s status on another radio board and it may have been taken as being mean spirited when I was only curious about a format change. I liked the station before and after the change. So either this Mr. Crane is the person who called me out on “discussions” for the inquiry I made about the possible…[Read more]
I believe I sent a direct message to Mr. Crane apologizing for what I thought may have been pirate activity but was probably a lucky bunch of harmonics allowing me to pick up a signal from a station that usually isn’t on the frequency I found it on. Channel bleed happens. Even the mom and pop AM/FM in my hometown bleeds all over the place on the…[Read more]
<p>The car transmitter guy here…</p><p>The Scosche FMFreq has a couple of model numbers.</p><p>The current model on Scosche’s website, the FMTD10 has a 3.5mm input, so any 3.5mm male to male audio cable will work. I bought mine on eBay for about a third of or half the retail price, but there’s not many left.</p><p>The old model FMTD8R, which…[Read more]
There’s been a lot of people moving in across the street from my house at this new apartment complex, so maybe you can ask if they’re at a place called Woodfalls. Those apartments, plus the train tracks and an assisted living facility are probably the extent of my range on AM and FM.
As I also work part time at our town’s locally owned AM/FM stations, the power to those were knocked off before the tornado sirens went off, but came back around dawn, a little bit after I got my Part 15 stations back on, so there was no “all hands on deck” situation like some of the Nashville or Cookeville stations.
As some of you may know, my station studios (a.k.a. my house) are near the path of the tornado that wrecked a few counties in Middle Tennessee last week.
Thankfully, with a tornado siren literally in my backyard, I was able to get everything powered down before the main event, which went by about a mile away from me, but still did a fair amount…[Read more]
Over the past few months, I’ve picked up a few more FM transmitters originally designed for cars without 3.5mm audio input/aux in jacks.
Here’s how much max range I got out of them:
Belkin Tunecast Auto Universal FM TX – 50 feet
Griffin iTrip Universal FM TX – 25 feet
Auvio Universal FM TX – 50 feet
and the big winner was the Scosche FMFreq…[Read more]
UPDATE: After using the Insignia Universal FM Transmitter to broadcast some softball games live, my initial assessment was ironically enough “in the ballpark”…the signal dies at the outfield fences, which are about 200 to 220 feet away from home plate, then adding in about 20 feet from the press box to home plate, the maximum range in any…[Read more]
I have two AM/FM/SW receivers at my disposal, one analog (Kaito WRX911) and one digital (Radio Shack 2000669), so that’s what I’ve been using to monitor my Talking House AM Transmitter and my assortment of FM transmitters originally designed for use inside cars. They’re not the best receivers, but not the worst either, but pick up my signals…[Read more]
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