October 09 2016 update
Posted on October 9, 2016
Well, I’ve not had much chance to participate here, nor, over at the Initiative recently, and, for that I
apologize! Much going on in my life.
The good news is that my Part 15 ops have proceeded smoothly, if mostly on “autopilot”. I am just short of
1000 pieces of royalty free classical music, running on a shuffled loop, from a spare smartphone for the time
being. I’ve lined up resources for an additional expansion, and, await only spare time to proceed.
The Sainsonic continues to transmit into a 50 ohm dummy load resistor, to witch a delibrately non resonant feedline and antenna is wired in parallel. Using a typical not-to-sensitive consumer receiver, I have my 200
foot radius as described by the FCC.
I’ve read something about a Linux program that I could use to gain more features and functions that a “real” radio station would have, but, replacing the smartphone with a full computer would increase station power consumption by abnout 70 watts. Affordable, but, not “green”. I’d much rather have a smartphone app that gave me even a limited subset of features: mainly: station I.D., Emergency alerts, and, time signals. Maybe time for me to learn to program, and make one for the community!
Hope you are all well, Enjoy the classics, while visiting the train station / commercial area of Telford, Pa, on 106.5 FM! (Until the translators arrive, then look 1700 KHz AM, or, possible “initiative” freqs.) 73. DE MUSOPEN / SIGNALGUY.