Well, consider this…
EVERYONE in that area has lost power and wired internet service. Further, cell companies also suffered power outages making them rely on back up generators and equipment, reducing their capacity. This at the same time that EVERYONE who wants to access the internet, for now, must do so via the remains of the functioning…[Read more]
timinbovey replied to the topic So hows this cut & paste explaining what Low Power broadcasting is? in the forum Regulations / Law 17 hours, 51 minutes ago
Well, the hard part is purchasing a legal Part 15 FM transmitter in the first place. I’ve tested lots as some of you know. Most of what’s available is over the legal limit, most grossly over the limit.
But yes, 200-300 feet is typical at the legal level in the USA. You might get a bit more under perfect conditions, and with good line of site,…[Read more]
Your headline should state …”stations going silent”.
This does not mean they have gone out of business, packed up and gone home. Or given up in financial frustration.
Many of these have gone silent due to technical reasons that will take more than two months to correct. Happened here, to one of the FM’s where I’ve been chief engineer for…[Read more]
It’s another exciting edition of the Oompah Hour!
<div>Available at the usual link:</div>
<div>Seemed like an extra fun show while I was doing it, but I can’t say why LOL.</div>
<div>Tim’s Oompah Hour #234 Week of September 16 – 22 2…[Read more]
Buying in a digital download format is not an issue. Burn CD’s. They won’t come to your house to get them.
As for freedom of expression and innocent until proven guilty — you’ve quoted two rights from the US Constitution. These new laws are in Europe. They have no such Constitution.
Equally, these laws to not apply to those not under that…[Read more]
They don’t *really* lie. This is all spelled out in the user agreement that no one reads, that they agree to when they sign up for the service.
I don’t know of any digital delivery service, iTunes, Amazon, etc that actually states you are buying the music, or whatever — they all state you are licensing it.
However, every service I’ve ever…[Read more]
Not enough inputs for broadcasting.
But for a guy like me who (on the side) runs a mono analog recording studio where audio is recorded to either mono Ampex recorders (for the “modern crowd”) or (preferably) to mono 78 lacquer records on disc recorders from the 30’s and 40’s, this is right up my alley. I emailed for price and availability. I…[Read more]
A very frustrating delay in the uploading of this week’s show. Internet outage stopped my in my tracks!
<div>But here it is! Oompah Hour #233 ready to go!</div>
<div>At the usual link:</div>
Tim’s Oompah Hour #233 Week of September 9 – 15…[Read more]
Welcome too Oompah Hour #232.
<div>Found a stack of 45’s that were in a stack that was supposed to be something else and turned out to be half polka records!</div>
<div>So… some of these we’ve never heard before! A good batch of tunes indeed.</div>
<div>At the usual…[Read more]
Well, I’ll just say his about all that:
I’ve been working full time, on the air in commercial broadcast radio since 1973. During this time I have worked in many production studios producing commercials, programs, interviews, etc. At no time in 45 years have I EVER worked in production studio that had ANY processing for audio being recorded, b…[Read more]
First off, obviously I’m fully aware that their reference to “Hobby Lobby” means “Hobby Broadcaster”. I was being a smart a**. That they chose to pick on them by referencing a craft store. Call them what they are, for Pete’s sake.
It takes about 30 seconds to use Google and get all the actual rules for unlicensed FM broadcasting in the USA.…[Read more]
Here comes Oompah Hour #231.
<div>As I’ve been promising for like, three weeks, this weeks show does include Stan Frebergs “Wun’erful Wun’erful” a spoof of the Lawrence Welk Show.</div>
<div>It’s pretty amusing but you can’t dance to it!</div>
<div>And as long as the show was getting weird I threw in a Bobby Aro number, from a very…[Read more]
Well, I for one am glad to know that they are not controlled by a nationwide chain of arts and crafts stores, ’cause that’s what Hobby Lobby is.
The attitude presented on their website may simply fit into their marketing scheme. From all the comments I read by their listeners they all seem to have the “screw the rules we’re gonna rock and roll”…[Read more]
The much anticipated Oompah Hour #230 is ready for download at:
Tim’s Oompah Hour #230 Week of August 19 – 25<sup>th</sup>2018
Polka DJ (Theme) – Dick Pillar
End Of The World Polka – The Naturals
Happy Polka Music – Chet Dragon Orchestra
Where’s The Beef Polka – Vlasta and Her Alter Boys
As probably the biggest proponent of mono in this group, I see stereo, mostly as a gimmick. And I can, and have, ranted at length about this elsewhere on this forum.
Even well into the 60’s most “hit” 45’s were sold in mono. All “hits” were made hits by being heard by the masses on mono radios. Well into the 70’s. By the mid 70’s there were ve…[Read more]
The main trouble with Android is there is a nearly uncountable number of variations of systems in use, and about as many customized versions provided by the various service providers. So it’s difficult to make apps and hardware that are compatible with even half the devices.
At the moment the most current Android system is on 12% of Android…[Read more]
Scary. Carl and I are thinking alike.
I thought the same thing. A typical, professional microphone with a balanced line is good for hundreds and hundreds of feet. Generally recommended maximum is 800 to 1000 feet. These are the typical stage mics used by probably millions of people around the world every night. Most popular stage mic is p…[Read more]
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