[Noisebridge-discuss] If Burningman can haz radio stashunz, NB can2 - Re: Radio stations? - Re: Burning Man 2013 network diagram

Jeffery Mercentuar jphenryinsf at gmail.com
Wed Sep 4 01:39:26 UTC 2013

dude, you have a rotation. so when there is no live dj, you put it on the
automatic rotation of all other noisebridge shows/recordings/music etc

On Thu, Aug 29, 2013 at 2:09 PM, Johny Radio <johnyradio at gmail.com> wrote:

>  Giovanni, what do you mean "can"?
>    - Legally allowed?
>    - Able to generate content?
> Legality: The Burning Man radio stations operate according to FCC part 15.
> Noisebridge CAN do that too! "Unlicensed operation on the AM and FM radio
> broadcast bands is permitted for some extremely low powered devices covered
> under Part 15 of the FCC's rules. ...these devices are limited to an
> effective service range of approximately 200 feet." In the desert, maybe
> they are getting better distance. On Mission street, we'd probably want a
> balloon-mounted xmtr to get any coverage. Of course, if the balloon is 300
> feet up, and the xmtr has a range of 200 feet, then....
> http://www.fcc.gov/guides/low-power-broadcast-radio-stations#UNLICENSED
> Another legal option is Carrier Current radio, which uses our AC
> electrical wires as a giant antenna, by plugging our signal into a wall
> outlet. "a carrier current station consists of an AM radio frequency signal
> on a frequency between 535 and 1705 kHz being injected into a power line.
> The effective service range of a carrier current station is approximately
> 200 feet (61 meters) from the power line; however, a carrier current signal
> will not pass through a utility transformer."
> http://www.fcc.gov/guides/low-power-broadcast-radio-stations#CARRIER
> Generating content: Burning Man stations spit out hours of electronic
> music and BM-related content. There are thousands of DJ's and musicians
> available to create content. There are also thousands of peeps who keep
> their radios tuned in. Whether we're going to find thousands (or even tens)
> of listeners on Mission Street every day is another question.
> I explain why i have doubts that Noisebridge has the capacity to generate
> hours of original content every day in my post "Noisebridge FM Radio". But,
> if we go the unlicensed route, our output can be inconsistent and it don't
> matter:
> https://www.noisebridge.net/pipermail/noisebridge-discuss/2013-August/039046.html
> --
> Johny Radio
> Stick It In Your Ear!
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