It’s official. The mega 100 mW powerhouse had one listener. https://www.instagram.com/p/BXZZ9WIH-B0N__dOkAqB30QYBFMQcI02QAiIis0/
07:30 am. So I noticed the signal was better for 1610 kHz this morning than on a clearer day. With the rudimentary wire antenna I detected it slightly near Sullivan & N. 14th Streets.
A sound mixer on loan from the Ross Man. Thanks, Ross!
Using a standard automobile AM receiver I have been able to detect broadcast signal dead-zones and hot-zones. Close to the transmitter an ordinary clock radio is used to confirm a transmitter signal.
At the moment only a wire antenna is attached to the SSTRAN AMT 3000 transmitter. Does not appear the signal goes more than 200 feet. Best reception thus far is 75 feet or less.
This is a dense, urban area.
I was able to detect a faint signal about 600 feet from the antenna.
Need it to test the AM radio signal. It should be a digital readout. Doesn’t need to have a work CD player or other gadget. Speakers would be nice too. 😀
Radio PHVERN is now on the air, broadcasting from 1610 AM, July 31, 2017 at 13:04. It’s been a little over a year after the transmitter was purchased, and about seven months after it was completely assembled.
There will be a fixed program for the time being, and it will repeat itself throughout the day. Broadcast during daytime hours, hopefully on by 9 am and ending about 3 pm, Monday through Friday.
The broadcast area is quite limited. The permanent, longer range antenna has not yet been constructed. Range with the better antenna should be at least 1/2 mile away from the antenna, up to a mile under good atmospheric conditions.
The Twitter account is linked to the radio station blog and I’ll only use it as a bot blog going forward
Ok, so two or three CPU’s are in the works now. One is available, one is on stand-by and almost ready, and a third is about to be delivered but needs upgrades. The real problem now is space to set all this up as intended.
Out of necessity I am changing the station concept to be more like a beacon signal and not a standard broadcast format. There have been a number of complications in the last 12 months. Finance to equipment challenges have plagued the idea. Essentially I will burn a CD with limited content and ‘loop’ the audio for broadcast.
Some people have great names for their routers. “Mystery James”. Why do we do that? Might make for an interesting topic to explore.