[Noisebridge-discuss] [Noisebridge-board] Can i get a 2nd for purchase of "Noisebridge 1", NB's first radio xmttr???!!! - Fwd: Radio kits - Quality kits, Canada

Andy Isaacson adi at hexapodia.org
Fri Nov 1 06:43:32 UTC 2013


Dropping board@ since there's nothing the board would or should do.

giovanni_re, you seem to have some very strange and wrong ideas about
how noisebridge operates.  The board, and people in authority, don't
actually *do* anything, and they *should not* do anything (beyond the
absolutely necessary).

If you think that Noisebridge should get a radio, then great!  Donate
some money, get others to donate as well, arrange it yourself, and place
the order.  Once it arrives (probably best to a place other than
Noisebridge, since UPS drivers are known to throw up their hands in
despair and give the package to a street urchin upon confronting our
glorious anarchy), build it and install it in good health.

So the first step in buying something for noisebrige is to volunteer to
coordinate donations, and then ask for them.  At no point in the process
should you try to convince someone in authority (like the board) that
they need to do something.  Especially not "write a check from
Noisebridge for some gear".

To help out, and even though I think the radio project is foolhardy,
I'll pledge $10 towards the radio -- now you're 1/7 of the way there.
Please let me know how I can get the money to you, paypal or bitcoin or
cash or check all work fine for me.

Cheers,
-andy

On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 11:19:13PM -0700, giovanni_re wrote:
> To:  Noisebridgians, Danny NB Finance Director,
> Norman Bradley Radio project co-director, 
> Mitch Altman Kit building & Soldering Educator Extraordinaire
> + Amateur Radio licensee, 
> Noisebridge board, 
> NB Tues eve weekly mtg attendees, &
> Martin deviddo Experienced radio kit builder:
> 
> 
> I hereby move/propose that the NB financial officers & etc,
> be immediately requested to approve funds ASAP/ immediately,
> & set in motion by whatever NB process is appropriate. in this matter,
> Approx $72 = $62 Parts + $10 Shipping,
> 
> For the purchase of one each of all the below listed kits,
> >From Quality Kits of Canada
> (Mitch's nemesis).
> 
> 
> Reasoning:
> The nb radio project has made excellent progress these past two months,
> in raising awareness & interest in the nb radio lpfm fcc project.
> Also in doing investigations & gathering of data to prepare a proper fcc
> application .
> Also in documenting this project openly through mail list messages & the
> two radio project wiki pages.
> https://noisebridge.net/wiki/NB_Radio
> https://noisebridge.net/wiki/US_Hackerspace_Radio
> Also in gathering a list of people interested in creating program
> content for broadcast.
> https://noisebridge.net/wiki/NB_Radio#Content.2FSign_Up_Sheet
> Also in doing outreach to other organizations re aspects of this project
> (such as my presentations to SFAmat Radio Club, Internet Archive,
> Sudoroom hackers-pave Oakland,
> Alameda ARCAHam).
> 
> Given that Noisebridge is substantially,
> by both practice & stated purpose,
> an educational orgamixation
> 
> [leaving that typo in there cause i like the way it looks]
> 
> ----- 
> & that the nb radio project will be able to make significant progress in
> 1) understanding radio equipment design, construction & opetation,
> by having an open invite meetings where these kits will be built,
> at a progress rate of one kit every several weeks,
> & then used in actual broadcast operation of a 
> legal, USA FCC Part 15 no license required micropower
> FM broadcast radio station,
> 
> & that
> 2) Actually operating the station,
> with an established program time schedule,
> https://noisebridge.net/wiki/NB_Radio#Program_schedule
> will begin to create the operstional program creation experience
> [like that typo too]
> which will lesd to the increase in awareness of program crration?
> [yep]
> & which will thus lead to the further Creation of Havker Radio Programs,
> [You guessed it!  :)  ]
> which will become tangible evidence that can be presented to the FCC
> to demonstrate Noisebridge's actual proven ability
> to create the FCC rrquirrd 20 hours per week of locally generated
> progrsm content
> [Whew!  GR wipes brow!],
> 
> 
> Thus or something or other:
> NB should purchase these kits immediately
> & get on with progress!
> 
> YEA PROGRESS!!
> 
> --
> I hearby announce I'm tirrd & want to get to sleep!
> 
> 
> Uh, hem...
> 
> 
> So, cam I get a second? Third? & etc,
> on this motion, so we van actually get these kits in hackerspace,
> & then & thusly begin some actual
> rafio hardware hscking,
> & rafio program creation hacking????
> 
> ????????????
> 
> 
> Thank you all for your kind attemtion
> to this ABSOLUTELY VITAL MATTER!!!
> 
> 
> :)
> 
> 
> {I have typed this entire message on my smartphone.
> I should go to Japan & write a novel on the subway.}
> 
> 
> 
> Yours truly,
> Giovanni Re
> Earth Hackerspace Radio proyect Creator
> 
> 
> ======
>  Original message -----
> From: "giovanni_re" <john_re at fastmail.us>
> To: "noisebridge-discuss" <noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net>
> Subject: [Noisebridge-discuss] Radio kits - Quality kits, Canada
> Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2013 21:14:22 -0700r
> 
> http://store.qkits.com/category.cfm/RF
> 
> =====
> 
> FK702: FM Wireless Microphone Kit (1 State)  $3.95  1T 9V
> http://store.qkits.com/moreinfo.cfm/FK702
> FK701: FM Wireless Mic Kit  $5.95  1T 3V
> http://store.qkits.com/moreinfo.cfm/FK701
> 
> 
> QK32: Two Stage FM Transmitter Kit  $6.95    9V 3T 1KM 
> http://store.qkits.com/moreinfo.cfm/QK32
> Detailed description of operation.
> 
> QK7: 3V FM Transmitter Kit  $12.95  3?T 300M
> http://store.qkits.com/moreinfo.cfm/QK7
> 
> QK18V2: FM 9 Volt Transmitter Kit  $12.95  2T 500M
> http://store.qkits.com/moreinfo.cfm/QK18V2
> The Cadre 9V FM transmitter (FM Tx) has been developed as a more
> powerful yet simpler version of QK7. Component count has been reduced
> yet the power has been increased by using a 9V battery and higher rated
> transistors. The tank oscillator coil has been incorporated into the PCB
> trackwork itself. A bigger tuning film capacitor has been used to get
> more fine tuning anywhere in the FM band (and just below it.) It has a
> greater range which is mainly the result of its higher operating
> voltage.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> QK167: FM Transmitter and 250mW power amplifier kit   $18.95  5?T 12V
> http://store.qkits.com/moreinfo.cfm/QK167
> This kit combines the 7mW - 10mW output from the QK18 FM transmitter kit
> to the QK171 250mW power amplifier kit all on the one PCB.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> ====
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> Canada
> Toll Free Order Line: 1-888-464-5487 EMail: sales at qkits.com
> Support Line: (613) 544-6333 EMail: tech at qkits.com
> http://store.qkits.com/aboutus.cfm
> 
> ----
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> 
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> 
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