Here we are gang, ready to roll with Oompah Hour #341. Grab it at the usual link:
The weather has shifted up here, only 27 degrees this morning as I type this. A few short weeks and I’ll be getting the plow truck out!
Added another station this past week, now up to 28!
Tim’s Oompah Hour #341 Week…[Read more]
Here we go with Oompah Hour #340 ready to roll and ready to download at the usual link:
Fall is arriving FAST! Leave turning color up here, nearly at peak color already!
No more doing the show in a 90 degrees audio until next season! Yay!
Tim’s Oompah Hour #340 Week of September 27 – October 3rd, 2…[Read more]
Well, everything seems to be back to normal this week, and Oompah Hour #339 is ready to roll at the usual link:
Your mission? Spread the polka love!
Tim’s Oompah Hour #339 Week of Sept 20 – 26th, 2020
Polka DJ (Theme) – Dick Pillar
Cry Baby Polka – Joe Resetar & His Orchestra
Ice Cubes and Beer…[Read more]
Yes, that’s me! There’s a slightly updated version of the article coming out in their print edition — may already be out — that has a bit more information and a reference to AM Part 15 use as well.
Photo by the station office manager, LOL.
I wrote this shortly after the pandemic kicked into high gear and churches all over the place were…[Read more]
Oompah Hour #338
OK, the internet is really torquing me off. Again, the email affiliates list isn’t working, so I HOPE this message will reach those interested.
On top of that, for the first time EVER, I have NOT been able to upload the show to the normal server. No idea why. Just can’t connect to the server.
So, this weeks show is available…[Read more]
Despite the fact that I’m posting this just before 8 AM my time, and I promise to have it up by 8 each week, the show has been up and available for a couple hours. To any of you who also get the weekly email, be advised that the email server was all wonky this morning and the mailing list for affiliates was not available or working. But I think…[Read more]
Nothing better than hearing about thousands of people losing their jobs (mostly in small privately owned stations at that) so more people can run their flea power hobby stations.
In reality, IF this happens those stations will be purchased by other interested parties, some sure to be giant corporations that will bring more soul-less corporate…[Read more]
FWIW, yes, I have run my Procaster, elevated, with no ground lead, connected for over 7 years. It is mounted on the on a pole of plastic conduit pipe (much like PVC plumbing pipe, except it is thicker walled and gray so it doesn’t show so much) which is mounted to the side of a wooden attic window frame on the third floor probably about 30 feet…[Read more]
Here comes the glamorous Oompah Hour #336 ready to go at the usual link:
Tim’s Oompah Hour #336 Week of August 30 – September 5, 2020
Polka DJ (Theme) – Dick Pillar
Zielona Traweczka Polka – Buffalo Tones
Goodnight Polka – Al Cocoa Czelusniak
Goose Pimple Waltz – Whoopee John & His Orchestra…[Read more]
And here it is! With no gimmicks, no smoke and mirrors, no free trial and no subscription needed!It’s Oompah Hour #335 ready to go at the usual link:
Tim’s Oompah Hour #335 Week of August 23 – 29, 2020
Polka DJ (Theme) – Dick Pillar
Michael Polka – Krew Brothers Orchestra
Pickles With Your Beer…[Read more]
Despite another week of severe thunderstorms, tornados, power outages, fallen trees, flooding – including our basement – internet outages, phone outages and all the sores, here’s Oompah Hour #334. For once all the storms worked around MY schedule for once! Grab it at the usual link:
Tim’s Oompah H…[Read more]
For those of us in the record player collector realm (I probably have 75 record players) Chris Cuff is a bit of a legend. He’s a go to guy when you have a restoration question and he also does restorations for others. He designed this as a transmitter to hide inside a 1950’s era RCA 45 RPM record player that did not include a built in amp or…[Read more]
timinbovey replied to the topic LITTLE KNOWN FCC EXCEPTION TO THE FM FIELD STRENGTH RULE in the forum Regulations / Law 5 months ago
Restricted to control signals such as alarm systems, door openers, remote switches, etc. Continuous transmissions, such as voice, etc are prohibited. So you can double the range of your garage door opener if it happens to be in those frequencies ranges. Whoo-Boy!
I haven’t ever noticed any drift, and I was expecting it. So that was a pleasant surprise.
I’ve only been running the Part 15 for 7 years, but I’ve been working in commercial broadcast radio for 47 years (since 1973). For the past 32 years I’ve been Chief Engineer for a 5000 watt directional AM, and 2 100,000 watt FM’s and since last year also an…[Read more]
Oompah Hour is ready for your listening and dancing pleasure. Grab it at the usual link:
Tim’s Oompah Hour #333 Week of August 9 – 15, 2020
Polka DJ (theme) – Dick Pillar
Fairview Park Polka – Don Aust Orchestra
Housekeeper Polka – Johnnie Bomba and His Orchestra
970 Polka – Al Morouse
I just realized here we are in August and my Part 15 station celebrated it’s 7th Anniversary in July.
Not much to report. The Procaster I’ve been running since day one continues to operate flawlessly. Range and field intensity readings (taken with an actual, calibrated Potomac commercial FIM) remain constant. The transmitter has been mounted…[Read more]
Here’s good ol’ Oompah Hour #332 coming in right at the one hour mark!
This week’s show includes spinning a well worn shellac 78 – but it’s a record you can’t get any other way! And a bit of a salute to Babe Wagner of New Ulm who was inducted into the International Polka Association Hall of Fame in the Pioneer category.
It’s all waiting for y…[Read more]
It’s #331 coming at ya! Grab it at the usual link:
I made my way to the bottom shelf, where I rarely go because, face it, at this age it’s hard to get back up! But it brings me to records that don’t get played as often so we’ll hear a few we haven’t heard for a while. And this week’s show fills t…[Read more]
Here we go! Power’s still on, and we’re right on schedule!
We did have another round of storms the past two days but no power outages and all is well this morning!
Here’s Oompah Hour #330 ready to go. Grab it at the usual link at:
Tim’s Oompah Hour #330 Week of July 19 – 25th, 2020
Polka DJ (…[Read more]
I’ve got to work out a way to get around this. Second time this year! The Oompah Hour update is terrible late this week, the power has been out since 4 AM (It’s now 5 PM) and for those of you comping at the bit to get to the show, it’s finally up! Even though I was able to find a way to get powered up in the studio it doesn’t help much when…[Read more]
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