[Noisebridge-discuss] Radio: FCC rejection letter

Adrian Chadd adrian.chadd at gmail.com
Fri Dec 20 17:01:23 UTC 2013


Hm, so..

What about running a legit ham radio station on shortwave and doing
some DIY shortwave receiver projects?

It shouldn't be that difficult to design a two or three transistor
shortwave receiver for use in SF.

It'd likely make a great intro into radio project too.


-a

On 20 December 2013 08:56, Noisebridge Radio <noisebridgeradio at gmail.com> wrote:
> When I filed I was afraid that that the physical distance might be a
> problem. I filed for channel 215 (90.9 MHz). In the Bay Area there just
> isn't much / anything available. The best candidate frequency 102.5 had 8
> different organizations file for it in San Francisco alone. In many ways the
> FCC rules haven't kept up with technology. The reason for the distance /
> adjacent channel rules have to do with selectivity and signal rejection. Due
> to the nature of FM radio if you have 2 transmitters on the same frequency
> (generally) a radio will only pick up the most powerful signal and you won't
> hear the weaker one at all.
>
> It was an interesting experiment.
>
> I believe that Hilaire is working on an internet radio project so all is not
> lost.
>
> PS. Is there a place to store paper records at Noisebridge. I can keep them
> however as time goes by they may get misplaced or forgotten and if anybody
> deals with the FCC for any reason in the future they may be necessary. It
> would better if they were stored up there.
>
>
> On Thu, Dec 19, 2013 at 5:56 PM, Tom Lowenthal <me at tomlowenthal.com> wrote:
>>
>> Hello hammies (or whatever). The FCC thinks we're too close to other radio
>> stations. Here's their letter.
>>
>>
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