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Topic: Local Radio Handbook online
DrSandi

Replies: 0
Views: 2360
PostForum: Users share experience...   Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 3:47 am   Subject: Local Radio Handbook online
There's an excellent publication called "Local Radio Handbook" by Robert Horvitz, published in 1990. It has very detailed information about setting up a small AM or FM radio station. While it's specif ...
Topic: Para Dynamics pdc1 Power Meter
DrSandi

Replies: 4
Views: 5793
PostForum: Antennas   Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 3:26 am   Subject: PDC1 Power Meter
Duh...

Okay, so you gave the type of meter in your title and I didn't bother to read the title. But even THAT didn't help me a lot because there's precious little info online about the operation of ...
Topic: Para Dynamics pdc1 Power Meter
DrSandi

Replies: 4
Views: 5793
PostForum: Antennas   Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 2:57 am   Subject: Re: Para Dynamics pdc1 Power Meter
I just got this power meter to see if my comet antenna was tune right. But since I'm new to this I 'm having trouble riguring out this SWR portion of this meter. I have all this connections in the rig ...
Topic: Quarter-wave FM Omnidirectional Antenna
DrSandi

Replies: 1
Views: 3330
PostForum: Antennas   Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 2:52 am   Subject: Re: Quarter-wave FM Omnidirectional Antenna
What is the difference between 1/4 and 5/8 wave as far as broadcasting is concerned?[/quote]

5/8 wave vertical antennas concentrate more power toward the horizon than 1/4 wave. An optimized 5/8 wav ...
Topic: Need directional antenna design for AM
DrSandi

Replies: 6
Views: 6204
PostForum: Schematics - help and ideas   Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2004 4:12 am   Subject: AM Antenna hints
First, a directional AM antenna would take a LOT of space.

Second, if you're not getting more than 300 feet with 2 Watts, you need to redesign the antenna you've got now.

What is it? Where is i ...
Topic: compressor\limiter question
DrSandi

Replies: 9
Views: 6097
PostForum: Users share experience...   Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2004 12:26 pm   Subject: Pre-emphasis and audio consoles
hey guys, i've been looking at studio type compressor\limiters and see that some say they are stereo units some are not. The ones that say they are stereo compress\limiters seem to have a stereo link? ...
Topic: Antenna Questions
DrSandi

Replies: 10
Views: 8744
PostForum: Antennas   Posted: Fri Oct 15, 2004 3:26 am   Subject: Antenna Polarization
Antenna polarization usually ends up as a battle between the real world and theory.

First of all, if you have power to burn, you should choose circular or elliptical polarization. Commercial broadc ...
Topic: Antenna Questions
DrSandi

Replies: 10
Views: 8744
PostForum: Antennas   Posted: Fri Oct 15, 2004 3:05 am   Subject: Antenna Answers
The biggest single way that antenna cable length affects antenna performance is the signal loss. Every cable has loss, less is better.

Don't sweat the wavelength of the cable vs. transmission frequ ...
Topic: Miles/Km.
DrSandi

Replies: 1
Views: 6796
PostForum: Improvement and suggestions   Posted: Fri Oct 15, 2004 12:35 am   Subject: FCC uses metric/US uses miles and feet so...
Here's the conversion for metric and U.S.:

1 km = 0.6 miles
1 mile = 1.67 km

1 meter = 3.281 feet
1 foot = 0.305 meters

I'm pretty sure a British Mile is the same size as a U.S. Mile, which ...
Topic: FCC unfair in LPFM rules!
DrSandi

Replies: 5
Views: 5125
PostForum: Users share experience...   Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2004 12:01 am   Subject: No visible FCC bias for Big Jesus broadcasters
I've been involved in a LOT of LPFM applications and station construction. I have seen NO EVIDENCE of FCC bias in favor of religious broadcasters.

The real problem is that community groups that are ...
Topic: Confusion about range on watt.
DrSandi

Replies: 6
Views: 7964
PostForum: Users share experience...   Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2004 7:43 am   Subject: Low Power, Low Elevation FM coverage
Here are some tips on FM coverage for low power broadcasters.

Antenna height is vital. Your biggest coverage killer is buildings and vegetation. Get your antenna above as many trees, houses, fences ...
Topic: Pirate Radio!
DrSandi

Replies: 10
Views: 13889
PostForum: Users share experience...   Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2004 3:53 am   Subject: Avoiding the FCC (for awhile)
A tactic that seems to be more popular as the Internet become ubiquitous, is to rebroadcast a webcast.

Let's assume Radio Free Whiterash has a very successful web station running. Lots of voluntee ...
Topic: Newbie with several questions
DrSandi

Replies: 4
Views: 5152
PostForum: Users share experience...   Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2004 2:42 am   Subject: More on getting busted by the FCC
Ian (and snoopy people who would read a PUBLIC forun)

As I understand the law here in the U.S., a Search Warrant is a site specific legal tool. It has to be issued for a specific address and a spec ...
Topic: Newbie with several questions
DrSandi

Replies: 4
Views: 5152
PostForum: Users share experience...   Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2004 12:25 pm   Subject: Words to the wise for an unlicensed broadcaster
Some real world considerations for your virgin broadcasts:

If you're going to be heavy on the phones, then maybe a pay as you go phone would work for you. It's certainly harder to trace them to you ...
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