Friday January 31, 2020 1:08 PM CST -- Franken FM Bad says NPR
Thursday January 30, 2020 3:29 PM -- Boomer Re-Aquaints with the Low
of interesting stuff on that Low Power Blog, I've seen that site
before, but it's been a few years, so it's been around. I wonder if the
author is "One Of Us" from the Part-15 groups?
liked the simple AM transmitters, like the one that uses just a CMOS
IC, from Italy.
That Mosquito transmitter could be a good choice for someone who wants
a starter or mid-line carrier current station in the US. Why? It has 50
ohm output (low impedance) unlike most kits that are made for Part-15
with a ten foot antenna, which is high impedance. There's no simple way
to change the high impedance kits into the low impedance needed for
carrier current coupling. Most carrier current couplers take a 50 ohm
input, and yes, you'll need some kind of coupler to broadcast over
the past, carrier current advocates to one Part-15 groups have stated
that using a low power like 1/10th of a watt wouldn't be useful at all,
only reaching a few feet down the power line. I feel that they may have
been misinformed or had an unusual situation to broadcast in, because I
got around 1500 feet of range along the power lines with a local level
signal and 100 milliwatts.
found that going from 100 milliwatts to 500 milliwatts (1/2 watt)
didn't increase the range much at all, but that signals within that
1500 feet were stronger. The 500 milliwatts was from the LPB 5 watt
transmitter feeding the LPB coupler in the Tune position. In Tune, the
coupler feeds most of the signal power into a dummy load, with about 10
percent going to the output, an effect that was discovered by mistake
the first time.
The Mosquito puts out one watt, so it might be a good way to get on the
air without having to deal with old heavy LPB and Radio Systems units
that only broadcast on one fixed frequency. Make sure the Mosquito you
get has the crystal for the US channel grid, 10 khz spaced frequencies.
The Blare Blog doesn't
know whether Radio Guy, author of the Low Power
"one of us." I am thinking maybe not.
my 20-Watt LPB carrier current transmitter broke I set the power way
down near cut-off and used a spectrum analyzer to see that my local
in-house signal equaled that of a radiating 100 mW transmitter and
recieved the CC signal in the car along the power wires for a good
500-feet, although less dominant than 7-Watts, which is what we
Thursday January 30, 2020 1:52 PM -- Fallen With the Wind
Tuesday January 28, 2020 -- Aijet Pai on His Face
Tuesday January 28, 2020 8:31 AM CST -- A Low Power Radio Blog
The blog for the
Sunday January 26, 2020 8:52 PM CST -- President signs HR 583, The
Pirate Radio Act, FRI Jan. 24th, 2020!
- Tha Dood
That so-called "president" is a very destructive character. Everybody
Saturday January 25, 2020 4:40 PM CST -- Kompost your own web
like the Blare Blog, where everything on your web page was done by you.
think the mainstream web today is all about producing 'content' for the
overlords at the several major web companies to sell, at the expense of
your creativity. The best example in my mind would be Facebook, they
all look the same.
I've used Mozilla Kompozer also, it's easy, and you don't get bogged
down in writing out HTML like in the old days.
I also thought that
Microsoft's freebie Front Page Express was a winner, it came with
Windows 98 and made simple pages fast. It's still available as a
stand-alone program and will run on new Windows systems yet.
I still use HTML
references and copy or type the tags, and then helper programs to check
for errors. Firefox's own Web Developer tools are good for that.
Back to Quid Pro Quo. - Boomer
Thursday January 23, 2020 2:35 PM CST -- Being Interviewed
There's a right way to
be interviewed for a big job.
Thursday January 23, 2020
2:26 PM CST -- Doing an
Get good at doing
Thursday January 23, 2020 7:09 AM CST -- An Optimistic Cynic
Boomer believes in what
he does and how he does it.
believe that my listeners are dying to hear the music programming on
offer at my radio station, so superior to commercial offerings, a
format driven by love of music, not ratings. While other stations play
the same short list of songs in a tight format, they're only helping to
accelerate their own demise.
I'm convinced that my 'freeform', free-wheeling anti-format would be a
winner with some listeners, if only they knew about it and started to
tell others, and if the rules allowed more power so the signal would
reach a certain size mass of people who would talk to others, the
station could become a viral sensation.
try to not do things like commercial stations would do, the music is
stays away from mainstream hits, and in fact I'm certain that some of
the music my station plays had never been heard in my city before.
also run with audio fidelity that is to a much higher standard than
other stations, same as FM, no filters that make other stations sound
nasal, or high levels of distortion-producing compression for
'loudness', a property of radio that is so over-emphasized by radio
stations and processor equipment makers for sales, until now it's like
you really want to go through life listening and enduring low quality
sound? Shouldn't everything be the best it can be? People have
forgotten good sound, as they listen on tiny speakers on their
telephones at levels that are far past overload.
hope is the station will set a high quality example that would bring
back listening on hi-fi systems with large speakers and AM-stereo
listening. It may not turn into a revolution, and why do it? Some
things just have to be done, and to the level of excellence. That's how
I feel today at the emotional level.
That's nothing compared to how I felt on my first broadcast after I
built a transmitter kit. The signal was strong and wide on radios in
the house, and I thought every neighbor would be listening right away,
I felt naked and exposed. I thought I had the power, and don't think I
stayed on for too long. It felt like stage fright.
for Radio Survivor, I run that every week and have been since they
started the show a few years ago. I'm not so worried about the FCC
picking on Part-15 stations because of the new P.I.R.A.T.E. Act. I'm
probably not in one of the cities they will be looking in, but I might
feel differently if my city was on the watch list.
We've seen that a Part-15 station can do more by putting effort into a
good signal, playing what people need to hear in the area, and
promotion of it as a resource that is part of the community. It would
be nice to have a station on a main street that has a lot of fun little
shops that could be promoted.
There's also the captive audience, communal living and institutions
like nursing homes that would benefit from a Part-15 station even more,
because they are closer to the small signal. I think of the station
that was part of the drive-in theater nearby, it may have had hundreds
of listeners on movie nights!
like the blog format you have, and even more that it's on your own
personal website, where anything you put on the screen is not guided by
some large corporation's idea of how it should be placed. You have
complete control, which most folks don't have today, using pre-fab
sites intended for the masses.
like Wolfgang's Montage with Kestrel bird in a very gnarled looking
Carl makes a few
Boomer, your opening
line claims that "your
listeners are dying"
and perhaps that explains what happened to my listeners, of which I
have none. Holding a strong belief in your brand of radio programming
is the reward and fulfillment brought by the low power radio hobby and
it sets a strong example for others who might labor with uncertainty.
In fact your confidence is what salesmanship is built from.
The episode of Radio Survivor
all about the Pirate Radio Act should be heard by all stations with any
fear of being falsely accused because guest John Anderson does an
excellent job of placing things in perspective.
this Blog and website... we agree that there is a commercial look
forced on customers of packaged web services. When KDX began in 2007 we
were subjected to the building blocks provided by a company called Internet Solutions
and I did not love it. I should say that the overall service provided
by that company was entirely professional but what we are saying is
that the stylized website authoring software was not pleasing
to its shoe-store-like swirliness (maybe my worst sentence ever).
Fortunately our experiment in opening an independent site powered by
the free Mozilla
KompoZer software has put us in better control.
Wednesday January 22, 2020 3:04 PM CST -- The Pirate Radio Act On Radio
The Radio Survivor
radio program welcomes Media Professor John Anderson to discuss the
recently passed Pirate Radio Act (U.S.)
Tuesday January 21, 2020 3:22 PM CST -- Next Chapter in the DIY EAS
switching you over to Tha Dood for the latest on his experiments in
EAS, let me tell you what is missing in Blare Blog coverage of this
project. This idea of building a do-it-yourself low power
version of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) receiver for use by a low
power station had its beginnings on two forum sites and eventually
switched to The Blare Blog right in the middle of the story. Therefore
what we lack on the Blog is the opening description of what
all about and we don't have the schematic drawing that's being
discussed. Now on to Tha Dood:
Back to the WX Radio to Ye Poor Man's EAS
project. I've done a few MOD's to mine internally, the big one being
the audio tap. I actually have a leftover 1/8" audio socket, with
circuit re-router in it, and mounted that near the speaker. (Above the
NOAA logo.) The next PIC, you can see what I did. There's actually a
fair amount of room in these radios to do stuff. I've also grounded the
master crystal case to chassis GND and added more filter capacitors
where a through-hole LM7805 use to be in the older unit, next to the
SMT one. What I am working on right now is a transformered wallwart
power source for both the radio and the switchover audio relay. Reading
some of the eham.net reviews on the Midland weather radios, one of the
biggest bitches is that the accompanying switching wallwart is just too
RF noisy. And it is too!!! Testing with a transformered 9VDC wallwart,
there's no more white noise hash, and Charleston, WV's 162.400MHz come
in in the basement on the bench. Not at all with the switching power
OH!!!!! Here's a
big oversight on the Midland WR-120 radio. (Well, at least I believe
it's one.) When you do a FORCE TEST, it is only a siren wail, and
nothing visible with the LED flashers, or that plug-in EXT ALERT. That
sucks, but even the manual says that it will be only an audible alarm
in FORCE TEST. So, looks like I'll have to wait for the real alarm
tests to try out that EXT ALERT pulse.
- Tha Dood
Tuesday January 21, 2020 3:42 PM CST -- Black Dogs
Tuesday January 21, 2020 8:04 AM CST -- Shape Searching
shifting comes easily in the digital online world. A few keystrokes can
convert nearly anything into anything else. But what if we don't know
what shape to take?
now we are shaped like a blog with every intention not to become a
forum, which we have learned does not fit the objective of what we are
trying to accomplish.
come to a fork in the discussion pathway with one branch leading to the
question of forums and the other is the matter of what we hope to
accomplish. Let's take them in order.
Over several years we have
followed several forums and have come to realize their various flaws.
The information shared among participants is of dubious quality
dependent upon the authenticity of the best informed vs. those inclined
to present misinformation whether wittingly or unwittingly; what useful
submissions are shared inevitably pass down the sinkhole of time and
become lost in an uncollated digital sea; the width and breadth of
conversation is stultified according to the intellectual biases of
As to what we hope to accomplish here in the
flexibility of our own webspace: as a radio station operating under
authority of FCC Rules and Regulations Part 15, a form of service
requiring no license, it is important that our legality be widely
understood not only by the general public but especially by law
enforcers who are being armed against an outlaw class of unlicensed
broadcasters nominally referred to as "pirates" with felony charges
subject to large fines and incarceration. The matter of being "legal"
and "innocent" by virtue of little known rules is not the easy defence
it might seem; we have come to reside in a police state where the law
is a powerful adversary and "innocence" requires an extremely costly
challenge in a court of poorly qualified judges and jurists. The
antiquated idea of "jury of peers" is a lie.
All of that goes
only to describe one message we hope to disseminate and it
the problem that the message needs to reach the totality of a general
audience and is only wasted on peers in radio society who are
already aware of the precarious state of things. Therefore neither
forums nor blogs are expected to be effectual for us given the
magnitude of the problem at hand.
Before we get to the more pleasant and educational elements of our
"shaping" it is perhaps wise to set this first priority.
Sunday January 19, 2020 11:20 AM CST -- Space Force Uniforms
Space... where the
forest can't be seen because no trees.
Sunday January 19, 2020 7:06 AM CST -- Fool Yourself
all of the low power radio owner/operators we've come across feed their
transmitters with popular music formats while professing their belief
that this particular music is what listeners want. These "listeners"
are believed to be the people and their radios who will magically
"find" the beloved music otherwise "missing" from the dial because the
larger (licensed) stations program something else which is less in
demand. It's a fantasy that ties the small stations into a "community"
that "needs" this music and becomes thereby "fulfilled" making the
smalltime owner/operator a genuine benefactor. The feeling that what
one does is "well received" by an imagined "fan-base" is known to
psychologists and philosophers as "solipsism", the sense that personal
experience is projected from one's self and everyone else in the world
exists based on one's recognition of their existence. By being able to
conjure an ideal audience into existence it is a small further step to
mold them as listeners-in-waiting, hungry for and receptive to your
music. So long as this mental image can be sustained the small radio
station is necessary to the local scene.
clinically by an outside observer a more blunt and less romantic
reality is found: the music loving broadcaster is, in essence,
broadcasting to himself and normally overrates the importance of his
particular taste in music. In truth the physical space reached by the
weak transmitter's signal consists largely of empty yards and roads,
what few houses likely able to receive a useful signal are most
probably engaged in more typical indoor activities, rarely including
Saturday January 18, 2020 7:21 PM CST -- Women's March 2020
Saturday January 18, 2020 6 PM CST -- Art from the Worldround Radio
The artist named Wolfgang - Kestrel in a Music
Friday January 17, 2020 4:38 PM CST -- Dangerous Conditions
are trinkling from the dark gray fog and freetzing glaze is slickening
the roadways while Blare OnAir reaches invisibly in search of radio
receivers and out the wireways on frozen streams toward global
destinations with a show we did in Febrewary 2017. At that time I was
delved into a deep study of the FCC rules pertaining to special
emergency authority to place transmitters on the air and operate
outside of usual limits and the closer we got to a clear understanding
the more categories and caveats opened until we proved beyond recovery
that we don't know and may never know because emergencies are sudden
and abrupt but comprehending the rules is not achieved by reading them.
Also on this program we give away a free cat fight.
Friday January 17, 2020 1:31 PM CST -- Impeachment proceeding into
cardboard news media
want a President Donald Trump standup! Seriously, that would be funny.
I also see they have 'Chewbacca' cardboard figure as well, if I had a
choice I'd probably want Chewie more. I actually posed with a Chewbacca
that was in the window of a novelty store at a mall a few years ago.
I'd like something like that in my living room, it would be a lot of
fun. I tried to get "Paula" the polar bear from local supermarket, she
was a 5 foot high standup with a real image of a polar bear, with hooks
that held 'Polar' insulating bags for food. I asked staff several
times, if they were going to toss Paula, if they'd save her for me, but
no dice, I guess I would have had to place my request at a higher level.
can see a Trump standup right in your radio room, his guidance making
all of your broadcasts better again.
be uncomfortable having a figure standing around but my broadcasts
could stand getting better again.
Friday January 17, 2020 10:38 AM CST -- Great Writers On Music
Friday January 17, 2020 10:09 AM CST -- Noir Views & Pre-Views
been a few movies we haven't stopped to review but with today's winter
weather we have snacks, indoor heating, and a look at the 1934
flick Gift of
starring Edmund Lowe and Gloria Stuart. It starts on the street with a
sidewalk sales team first spitting brown tobacco juice on innocent
passers by with a salesman conventiently on the scene demonstrating
stain remover which has the small side-affect of
putting holes in fabric. A policeman comes along running the
salesmen into a nearby building which turns out to be their next career
opportunity because it's the studios of radio station WGAB where a
sequence of going in and out of rooms lulled me into a deep morning nap
at the control desk of KDX where I later awoke and wondered why
minstrel singers were performing on the news program "Loud &
but of course it was the movie where I was able to see the hero
parachute down to a plane crash scene while doing the world's first
live broadcast from a parachute and moments later marry the
program director live on the air. During the time I was asleep there
were cameo appearances by Boris Karlof, Bela Lugosi and Andy Divine,
names we may know from a more recent movie era. It was a silly movie
and completely free of the blood and destruction of more modern motion
Thursday January 16, 2020 12:05 NOON -- Keep Him With You
Thursday January 16, 2020 6:22 AM CST -- Whooooooops!!!!! Already see
mistakes in the Ye Poor Man's EAS!
at the relay audio connection.
what ya see when ya take a 2nd look at something. And, this is now
after work, with a snack and a hot drink, before me now. I've got the
audio connected ass-backwards on the relay. And, other revisions that I
want to do, but at least I now have a template to start, correct,
re-correct, re-re-correct, then build from.
- Tha Dood
Tha Dood, hate ta tell ya
but... emergency's over!
Wednesday January 15, 2020 7:02 PM CST -- Rough Draft of Ye Poor Man's
Emergency Alert System. Tha Dood
A very Rough Draft indeed, but coming together is the idea of using
that Midland WR120 Weather Alert S.A.M.E. alarm radio to automatically
switch over the audio to the Weather Radio audio, then back again when
the alert is over. I still have to determine a few things, like the
value of the Holding CAP on the base of the 2N 3904 transistor and if I
need to add any RFC's, (Radio Frequency chokes.), to the switching
circuit, or even diodes to the relay coil and the audio circuit. The
diode in the audio would be to limit that siren audio alert blare. Like
I said, preliminary for sure, but a start.
Carl's Smartass Remark:
The Poor Man is not entitled to Emergency Alerts. They are
intended only for the very well off.
Wednesday January 16, 20204:03 PM CST -- Windows XP Issues
I too like
Windows XP for its sound system, it seems to be stable and I can work
out issues on it well. Windows 2000 is also good as well, and takes
fewer resources than XP is supposed to.
With the audio programs I use, I've been able to get Windows 7 to work,
after looking up some of the functions needed, like restoring the fader
for 'What-U-Hear' in the mixer panel.
haven't had much experience with Windows 10 and running the usual
radio-audio programs on it, but it's more of a bear going by what
others say. One of the big problems for keeping a radio station running
is 10's hunger for updates followed by an automatic restart. There's a
way to delay the updates indefinitely, and then choose manual restart,
but I haven't tried this so far, not having embarked on a Windows 10
radio automation setup so far.
like what Tha Dood has been doing to work out a method to achieve an
emergency alerting system that Part-15 stations can use. Dood and The
Legacy are probably the only ones out of all of our radio comrades who
have picked up the gauntlet for EAS.
Wednesday January 15, 2020 11:45 AM CST -- We Should See It Before We
Bomb It to Hell
daffy President of the United States made an uprovoked attack against
the far off country of Iran and may have triggered a
could spread into the Third World War. From the depths of our ignorance
perhaps we should visit the place we may soon destroy. This
train trip is made possible by Duetsche Welle in cooperation
YouTube and the last mile provided by The Blare Blog:
Wednesday January 15, 2020 11:31 AM CST -- Put You To Sleep. Wake You
Up. Wake You Way Up.
Monday January 13, 2020 6:47 PM CST -- There
days buried in a mire of computer haze and maze the 2nd KDX Digital
Radio Station is now test streaming from our Icecast Server. It will
KDX-MP3 for a few hours in the test mode and later probably this week
will launch with regular programming.
strong impression we have about Windows audio properties is that the XP
Operating System contains a more straight forward readily manageable
access to the audio hardware, and by contrast the Windows 7 audio
system is intentionally crippled so as to prevent the user from getting
everything out of it, perhaps to force him to purchase 3rd
software and hardware to "buy back" the features once easily available
but now concealed.
hookup we have is this: Zara v 1.6.2 is rolling out the audio playlist
Virtual Cable 1 and on into Stereo Tool for processing, out Virtual
Audio Cable 2 into B.U.T.T. Stream Encoder which ties to the LAN to get
the signal past the router into the XP computer and to the Icecast
which also carries KDX-OGG. For the test KDX-MP3 is not reaching the
public directories but is obtainable from this website.
Monday January 13, 2020 1:32 PM CST -- Tha Dood Publishes Chain News
of the points of view expressed in the following comments are not
necessarilly the points of view held by The Blare Blog and its radio
conglomeracy but without reservation The Blare Blog believes that free
people can hold and express any point of view even if it could stand
revision which probably would happen eventually given the passage of
time and the normal maturation of viewpoints with
the occasional failure of a few to evolve but that's nature's problem
and The Blog has nothing to do with it. What I have just said may not
Interesting request. While not recent, here's an article from a 1985
PopComm mag that interviewed a Carrier-Current op. However, the AM Part
#15 buzz today seems to be the radiating option with a 10ft antenna and
the final output consumed power of 100mW peak. My guess there is that
coupling to the AC power line has a tendency to scare off folks. and, I
have heard stories on the radiating stations where the FCC told them to
stop operating since they thought that the stations had too much
grounding, and decided they were not FCC compliant, like mounted on a
water tower, or a building steel frame. But, get this, many Part
#15'ers out there are also on-line streamers whom are getting harassed
more for streaming music and not paying RIAA royalities, or are not
paying enough. Radio Survivor has been covering stuff like this,
since a lot of pirate busts are reported there, but I don't remember
seeing a Part #15 out of compliant bust there.
Now... What kind of impact do Part #15'ers have? Well, today I had an
interesting double take this morning. This Sunday, I'm broadcasting the
stream from Radio U, https://radiou.com/
and 11:30AM I heard the announcer say, "21 Pilots - Hype, requested
from Poca." Whoa!!! Really??? Question is, were they listening to
either my AM610 / AM1620, or the actually webstream? I do find it
interesting that since I'm now the only station broadcasting The Alex
Jones Show here in WV, Alex has been getting callers from WV. Albeit,
they don't say where in WV. But, a couple of summers ago, my sister was
outside gardening and heard someone crank Alex Jones while driving by.
Being that we're in a very bad spot for cell phone 4G streams, where
else could the passer-bye be listening to that? LPFM station, WTSQ-LP
88.1FM Charleston, WV has a big dead spot right here in Poca, so I air
the stream on many weekends on my stations and they really seem to
appreciate that. And, totally permissible.
that's some of my Part #15 examples. Bob and Boomer, y'all wanna' ring
in to Dave on this? Passing thought. Thanks for the inquiries!!!!
David Grant <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, January 12, 2020 1:47 PM
To: Tha Dood <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Pirate Radio Act Passes Senate? Really??? Why??? Oh yeah,
lobbyists! Tha Dood
Thanks for the info, I was shocked to learn that Florida has made it a
felony which is clearly unconstitutional so I will be preparing a
formal challenge. If you have time ,time can you do some
research for me; General statistics if an of part 15
compliant stations vs true pirates and all anecdotes of unlicensed
stations that are a service to their communities. diverse, minority
programming, etc. Also any charges and convictions especially
in Florida since 2012.
On Friday, January 10,
2020, 01:13:16 PM EST, Tha Dood <email@example.com>
I believe that you'll find that this is, more or less, a national
extension of the stupid pirate laws passed in NY, FL, and NJ. And, it
seemed to start just over a decade ago when in FL an FM pirate really
dug into interfering with the VHF aircraft band near an airport. Then,
the FCC, NAB, various radio conglomerates, raised a big stink to say,
"SEE??? This is what pirates do!" You and I know those are the minority
cases, but they ran with that hard to pass the 1st anti-pirate radio
act in FL, then NY, then NJ. Now, nation-wide. And that's all is seemed
to take. Huh...
Monday January 13, 2020 1:15 PM CST -- Traffic At the Brooce Coffee
A crowd of
hungry radios waiting to get to KDX
Monday January 13, 2020 12:54 NOON CST -- Good News from Saint Leo
Mouw oversees WLSL-LPFM serving Saint Leo Florida with an eye always on
promising and upcoming radio talent in other markets. For some time he
has been following a Deltaville, West Virginia, radio station operator
by the name TheLegacy who issued this Manifesto:
Legacy is happy to be serving Deltaville with a fine signal on 1640 Khz
AM. We are starting to get signal reports and I think that our
improvements that we made on January 3rd paid off. Working on our
antenna system diligently took quite some time but we now have a good
strong coverage right to the Deltaville Market and in some cases
depending on your car radio or Home Radio you'll hear it further than
that during daylight hours.
Now for the folks who are not familiar with album-oriented Rock let's
talk about some of the bands you'll expect to hear. Of course you will
hear Creedence Clearwater Revival, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Gratefully Dead,
Uriah Heep, Queen, Rush and I'm talking the old Rush as well but we
also have some great surprises such as David Wilcox which is a boogie
and Blues type Rock band from Canada. The Perpetrators which we think
you'll enjoy quite a bit they don't get a lot of commercial air play
but don't be fooled they are a good Rock band. Old favorites like Fever
Tree which you don't hear too much anymore. We dig deep into the
archives and help you to ReDiscover the album Rock that have been
blocked since 1984.
are on 1640 kilohertz AM but don't be fooled AM radio does not have to
sound like you're talking through your nose or does it have to be
staticy and it's not all talk radio. many hobby broadcasters have been
broadcasting on AM for quite some time between the frequencies of 1620
and 1700 kilohertz unbenounced to the general public because of course
the industry would rather not talk about that. Come and discover
Deltaville biggest secret and break free of the shackles of top 40 in
rap along with all the commercials that you will hear on regular radio
every third or fourth song with 5 to 10 minutes of commercials. We do
have public service announcements that lasts about 4 minutes per hour
and on the internet side it plays commercials but on the internet side
we have to pay for our servers.
Soon we will be looking to put up signs in areas around Deltaville but
we have to find people that are willing to allow these signs to be put
up I did find a few places that might allow us to put some signs up
these are little signs about the size of a realtor sign. We want to be
able to serve Deltaville with some quality rock radio so tell your
friends about us and check us out.
is nothing if not inspiring!
Patrons of the Deltaville Market have the benefit of radio to accompany
their shopping so long as they don't actually go into the store where
the signal is attenuated by thick walls.
Monday January 13, 2020 12:43 NOON CST -- Tiny SD Memory Card
In a previous posting
Brooce was talking about a $20 radio with a sound card. Now we can view
the tinyness of that card.
it is: -- Brooce
Monday January 13, 2020 12:18 NOON CST -- National Lampoon Radio Hour
Monday January 13, 2020 10:06 AM CST -- Cheese Break After This Quicky
here at Worldround Radio with our second streaming radio station set to
launch this week, the non-public status of The Blare Blog is very
active and we'll be posting a lot of new reports from our
correspondents from all over the continent, the control room is being
greatly improved while in constant operation which is kind of like
fixing an airplane engine while in flight, the weather here in the
midwaste took a brief wintery dip with 1/4 inch of snow but springlike
conditions are rapidly returning. We seem to be in a fortunate
geographic pocket where climate change is actually favorable to human
on the mind not only because we often regard them as no different than
packaged radio programs, but because this morning alone both the No Agenda
show as heard on KDX and PODCASTNEWSDAILY, an insert
of INSIDERADIO magazine, called attention to the proliferation
podcasting in the present day.
about podcasts brings to mind my long held future vision of radio,
wherein I foresee all households operating their own personal in-home
radio station exactly as we and our correspondents are doing which
places the choice of programming in the hands of listeners and that is
exactly what is taking place with podcasts, except that the bulk of
listeners today have not embraced traditional AM/FM radio transmitters
as a way of disseminating the program stream in their habitat but
employ a whole new generation technology in the way of Wi-Fi and
SmartPhones. What we want to see is a wholesale public awakening to the
final crown of their media sovereignty by the adding of low power radio
to their entertainment ensemble.
There's no reason to
give up but one should always be ready to do so.
Sunday January 12, 2050 9:55 AM CST -- Save You a Trip to Church
being Sunday and all I would like to deliver one of my
sermons if you will just have a seat in the pew. Many have sat there,
which is why we call it that.
always been told, believe
in yourself. Yet, no matter how hard we try,
there are lingering doubts. No man can sustain in self-confidence by
himself alone. What we must do, is persuade others to believe in us,
and when they do, turn to them to re-assure you about yourself. In this
way, by establishing a wide-spread admiration society, you will know
the splendor that comes with imagry, as the image of God you have been
told to be. Awomen.
Go in peace and leave
something in the bucket on the way out.
Saturday January 11, 2020 5:20 PM CST -- Texas Border Radio Tower Under
Saturday January 11, 2020 5:01 PM CST -- Another Philosopher to Explore
Something Boomer said
the other day:
for looking at the words of Aristotle and Plato, you ought to check in
on Diogenes, from the Cynic school of philosophy.
Cynicism is good! We
will search Diogenes!
Saturday January 11, 2020 4:21 PM CST -- Aristotle Wasn't Done Talking
Professional musicians we speak
of as vulgar people,
indeed we think it not manly to perform music,
when drunk or for fun.
- Aristotle - Politics,
* And he had things to say
about musical instruments *
Flutes must not be
introduced into education,
nor any other
professional instrument, such as the harp or any other of that sort,
but such instruments
as will make them attentive pupils
either at their musical
training or in their other lessons.
Moreover the flute is
not a moralizing but rather an exciting influence,
so that it ought to be
used for occasions of the kind
at which attendance has the effect of purification rather than
let us add that the flute happens to possess the additional property
telling against its use in education
that playing it prevents the employment of speech.
- Aristotle - Politics,
Saturday January 11, 2020 1:04 PM CST -- Odd Problem Has Things at a
we blogged about our plan to open a 2nd streaming radio station but
decided not to go about it as was described because the stacking of so
many applications would possibly overburden the CPU on that computer.
we have begun setting up a separate computer with Zara, Virtual Audio
Cable, and all the software pieces but need to change settings in the
Virtual Audio Cable Control Panel and it won't let us because it thinks
we have an audio application running. We've spent an hour trying to
turn off the mystery audio app that's blocking progress but cannot find
it. The computer's sounds are turned off, Zara's off, Stereo Tool off,
and we've run the "cleaner" and restarted but cannot get past what
we've nicknamed "Trump's Wall". I tend to get obsessed over problems
like this so will be devoting the next year to figuring it out.
Saturday January 11, 2020 12:33 NOON CST -- The Drive-In Movie Critic
Radio told us about Joe Bob Briggs and we've now seen several of the
reviews on YouTube and absolutely enjoy them. The first one we happened
to see was a review of TV preachers (not drive-in stuff, but very well
researched). But of course we're talking here about the "Drive-In Movie
Reviews" so here's the last one done on the Movie Channel:
Saturday January 11, 2020 8:37 AM CST -- More Joe Bob Briggs
reviews of drive-in movies have been collected into two books, "Joe
Bob Goes to the Drive-In" and "Joe Bob Goes Back to the Drive-In".
least one of them (and possibly both) can be found in the Open
Library at Archive.org. -
Friday January 10, 2020 5:01 PM CST -- Other Movie Reviews of Note
Artisan by cellular:
Your noir movie reviews remind
me a bit of those of Joe Bob Briggs (the world’s foremost drive-in
movie critic). He would rate the films based on babes, boobs &
blood, if I remember correctly.
You should check him out.
Sent from my iPhone
Yes I'd like to see how
Joe Bob Briggs reviews.
Friday January 10, 2020 4:51 PM CST -- Wide Screen Radio
In an earlier slot
Boomer shared: I
sometimes play movie soundtracks on my station, and with that I mean
the actual audio from the movie itself. That mimics the effect of what
I heard living near a drive-in movie theater, and going past it at
night, I'd tune the radio in to the AM frequency with their movie
sound, and listen to the dialog without seeing the picture for a short
time, as an interesting curiosity. Perhaps someone in passing will
think that there's a movie showing nearby.
thinkers are like-minded, but I'm only talking about Boomer and me...
What you say recalls an experiment from last year when KDX carried full
soundtracks from public domain movies and although I'm always impressed
by anything I do, I seriously thought it was a good listening
Also we house a disk
library of over a thousand soundtrack albums but cannot play them on
the station for royalty reasons. Once
at 3 o'clock in the middle of the night we played one but the statute
of limitations hasn't run out so that never really happened.
Friday January 10, 2020 3:13 PM CST -- Noir Views & Re-Views # 5
The picture this time
is No Marriage Ties
from 1933 picked at random. Morse code emanates from the screen with
imposing tower atop the spinning earth and the brand spells out: A Radio Picture.
man Bruce Foster (Richard Dix) is about to be fired for being drunk in
a bar when he should have been covering a story and frankly I found his
drunk act unconvincing. I can do it much better. Even more incredible
was how Peggy Wilson
(Elizabeth Allan) gravitated to him herself being out of place in her
sobriety. But she later credits Foster with being a "charming drunk"
and that's a thing, I've known several of those and I have tried to be
one, so we followed along
as she got him safely home and the story picks up. Soon Foster
had a new job with an advertising agency and does so well he makes it
to the top and is able to drink on the job in his office with a
magnificent roll-out bar the size of a theater organ.The movie keeps
getting better and everybody is doing swell until a second woman
Adrienne Dean (Doris Kenyon) enters the scene and although both women
are especially intelligent and understanding Foster manages to hurt
both of them and the usual doors and windows with Foster giving a grand
speech about advertising but ending up back in the bar where the movie
ends. There are no animals, guns, children or car chases. On a scale of
1 to 37 I give it a 37.
Friday January 10, 2020 10:43 AM CST -- ReOpening a 2nd KDX Stream
radio stations employ Zara V 1.6.2 as their Program Automation System
and may have noticed that in addition to the Main Playlist, Zara
includes 2 or 4 Auxiliary playlists with their own outputs for running
several streams simultaneously. Not long ago KDX used Auxiliary 1 to
send a second stream over KDX-AAC, and this rainy weekend we plan to
re-instate that service.
Main Channel Playlist from KDX-OGG is manually programmed throughout
everyday adding recent programs as they're made available. At all times
"someone is on duty" setting up the playlist.
will be fed by a repeating loop of programs which will be
updated every few days with a whole other set of programs.
are inspired to undergo this expansion by the very small listener
numbers connecting to KDX-OGG. We are sure that KDX-AAC will greatly
increase the number of people who aren't listening.
Friday January 10, 2020 8:10 AM CST -- Ideas and Other Brain Products
Carl Falcon in flyover country,
The article on AM radio being dead had a reply from someone who said AM
radio is still being listened to in flyover country. I don't even know
why people write articles like that, I guess they're struggling with
the notion that AM is dead themselves.
hope that the ALPB can continue in one form or another, I've always
liked the idea that it's more than a forum, it has the site presence
too, with tech resources, programming and the Teamspeak chat line, all
things that other sites don't have. A founding member of the ALPB is
supposed to be coming back, as read on the MBC Forum.
I've noticed that the same topics and opinions come up on the forums
also, and it seems like we have selective memories. I've done it
myself, responding to a topic with the same anecdote, and not
remembering that I posted it before. Some of it might be in the nature
of forums and the ways they're consumed. Forum setup focuses on the
latest posts and their replies, brought to the top, like it's
top-of-mind info, while older and less popular posts drift down to the
bottom and get forgotten.
I've seen some blogs that may use an algorithm to add links to posts
that covered similar topics in the past, and I like that reminder, I
can see, for example, 'That's right, we did talk about long ground
leads before, I plum forgot!' That could help with forming a big
picture of a site or forum's topics, and give new members crawling the
site an idea of what's been discussed.
liked the descriptions of the different types of radio station
programming and music types on the Blog.
sometimes play movie soundtracks on my station, and with that I mean
the actual audio from the movie itself. That mimics the effect of what
I heard living near a drive-in movie theater, and going past it at
night, I'd tune the radio in to the AM frequency with their movie
sound, and listen to the dialog without seeing the picture for a short
time, as an interesting curiosity. Perhaps someone in passing will
think that there's a movie showing nearby.
Maybe someday The Blog
will be made into a movie. But how can people "drive in" if they're
I listen to AM radio.
How else would I know how bad the programming is?
Friday January 10, 2020 7:46 AM CST -- Dyngus Day
Eh???? Um, Carl???
Y'all forgot Dingus Day, that big Polish holiday the Monday after
Easter Sunday. Growing up deep within the bowels of Western New York,
ya couldn't help but hear about that every year. https://www.dyngusday.com/
Ehhh??? I've seen it spelled both ways, Di, or Dy. Whatever. Neat
holiday, if you're into young Polish chics.
The Blare Blog is into
young Polish chics and those with past youngness experience which
varies by state.
Sorry to hear you grew
up in bowels.
Friday January 10, 2020 7:37 AM CST -- The Sayings of Chauncey L.
First things come before second
Friday January 10, 2020 7:23 AM CST -- Internet Archive Digitizing Vinyl
The Internet Archive is
making full albums available online
Thursday January 9, 2020 2:46 PM CST -- We Pause
Tha Dood wishes your attention please:
Act Passes Senate? Really??? Why??? Oh yeah, lobbyists! Tha Dood
thought that the senate was too gun-ho with impeachment crap to even
care about this,
Yeah, Chris is usually dead-on about this stuff. Whelp, if we want to
know how these people in congress get to be multi-millionaires, this is
it. The NAB is lining their pockets nicely, I'm sure. Can someone tell
Trump to veto this!
- Tha Dood
Thursday January 9, 2020 1:39 PM CST -- KDX Slogan Today
Alternative News on KDX is to
Mainstream Corporate News
the Truth is to Lies;
What Good is to Evil;
What Sense is to Nonsense
Thursday January 9, 2020 1:21 PM CST -- Top 10 Rules for New Improved
True and Only ALPB inherited from the Late Jim Henry hereby adopts
David Lynch's Top 10 Rules for Success. Our Real and Only ALPB may be
dormant, but we're
not! How do you
Thursday January 9, 2020 11:49 AM CST -- Clank! Clank! The Bell is Dead!
So, too, is AM radio,
according to Robert Lee writing in Radio Ink. We realize this article is from
March 19, 2019, but nothing has changed since then, right?
Thursday January 9, 2020 10:58 AM CST -- Brooce Tunes In
Brooce has found that
listening to Disperse
Dispatch evenings from KDX is cool.
Radio in kitchen listening to KDX
Next to coffee maker
C Crane SW
Meet your maker!
Thursday January 9, 2020 8:47 AM CST -- You've Got to Be Kidding
A fellow on a forum
site said, "The
noble approach of the HobbyBroadcaster forum is what makes it
notable and reputable, and consistently active."
we have noticed over time on these forums is that no matter what is
said and whatever gets reported, the regular crowd doesn't
and retain any of it and come back later with comments that totally
belie what has taken place. It literally makes
posting facts and information a pointless excercise kind of like
talking to furniture.
Thursday January 8, 2020 7:45 AM CDT -- Blogalution In Progress
IAQ (Infrequently Asked
Q. What is it
with The Blog?
The Blog is evolving into 2 separate parts. One part will be
to the world public, the other part will be private viewing only for
our correspondents, trustees, confidants and elites.
Q. What's the
The Open Blog will contain news about KDX and Other Part
Power News of general interest including technical, programming and
miscellany. The Closed Blog will be inside gossip, rumors, exposes,
gripes & dirt.
It will be the
conscious and unconscious; outside job / inside job; public business
& none of their business.
Q. Does all
this have anything to do with the ALPB?
The Real and True Original ALPB with Carl Blare Chairman is a
dormant hobby organization which has no purpose at the present time.
landed in our hands and we'll tend to it..
Q. What is
meant by "our"?
The ALPB was founded as a membership organization. When Bob
Fwordly did his hostile takeover he declared that it was "his", which
constitutes a theft. Since the true ALPB is in our care it remains a
membership organization but with no actual members. During the days
ahead we'll be holding two sets of Hearings: 1.) Motion to Impeach Bob
Fwordly and Formalize Separation from the Faux (fake) ALPB; 2.)
Dormancy of the True ALPB.
Q. Why bother
with all of this?
you've got me there.
Wednesday January 8, 2020 5:42 PM CST -- Some Numbers
to Michael Moore on his new podcast there are over 700,000 podcasts
being produced with new ones starting all the time. We take it that he
means audio podcasts. In a related mention from This Week in Radio Tech
80% of what's being produced online is video. In our experience at KDX
the sound portions of many video productions work well as radio
Wednesday January 8, 2020 10:00 AM CST -- The Ancient Philosophers
We have been sharing
some of the thoughts of Aristotle, now we turn to Plato:
Of the men who came into the
world, those who were cowards or led unrighteous lives
may with reason be supposed to have changed into the nature of
And this was the reason the gods created in us the desire to have
contriving in man one animated substance, and in woman another,
which they formed respectively in the following manner.
The outlet for drink by which liquids pass through the lung under the
kidneys and into the bladder,
which receives and then by the pressure of the air emits them,
was so fashioned by them as to penetrate also into the body of the
which passes from the head along the neck and through the back, and
which we have named the seed.
seed having life, and becoming endowed with respiration,
that part in which it respires a lively desire of emission,
and thus creates in us the love of procreation.
Dialogues of Plato
Wednesday January 8, 2020 7:12 AM CST -- The Sayings of Chauncey L.
The earth is a fairly
you go for that sort of thing
Tuesday January 7, 2020 7:23 PM CST -- Brooce Sends Word
listened to the clock broadcasts that go out all night on KDX-OGG and
is beginning to find it pleasant. The clock is a cheap imitation of WWV
with me saying what minute it is. The clock provides an alternative to
George Noway and Shore-to-Shore AMFM.
Tuesday January 7, 2020 7:17 PM CST -- Boomer Back
of town company finally went back where they came from and Boomer is
back to what he mainly wants to do, writing to The Blog:
like the reviews on film noir, and want to look in to more of those
movies. I sure did like Across The Bridge, a movie with a Dog that I
hadn't known about (which
The Blog told Boomer about).
This past weekend a friend was in town, so it was less time for the
net, and I have to get started again.
Noir Re-View viewing was a good suggestion and we recently saw four
non-noir films which will not be reviewed, but there'll be more noirs
Tuesday January 7, 2020 5:34 PM CST -- ALPB ReOrganization Talking
Radio is about to deliver comments about the salvaged Original ALPB
(Association for Low Power Broadcasters) now housed here at the
Internet Building along with KDX:
attempted to come up with some talking points towards formulating a
Mission Statement for the *new* (and improved) Original ALPB, headed up
Chairman Carl Blare.
1. Only discuss trivial matters, something that both you and
been accused of on occasion. Talking about technical stuff
the programming types. Talking about programming will offend
techies. Talking about rule changes and ground leads will
2. We want good followers who won't question decisions made
leadership, and worship blindly, regardless of reason and common
That will take care of most of the current Part 15 radio Forum members,
and all Trump supporters, but somehow we'll have to interest the rest
3. Perhaps offer snacks at meetings? Nothing
attracts the left like
4. Invite celebrity members? I wonder what Ajit Pai
is doing now...
I'm sure if we put our collective heads together we can come up with a
lot more good (!?!) ideas.
- Artisan Radio
are you sure you're taklking about the same ALPB? Let's take a snack
break since you mentioned it, then return for more remarks.
Alright we're back and
once again I give you Artisan Radio:
communication should be in 'Merican. No foreign
preferably using words of 2 syllables or less so that everyone can
understand. Luckily, Can'jun is a close cousin of 'Merican,
so I and
other Canadians can still be involved.
I've also been asked what might be some trivial topics for
Well, guns are good, as well as other hobbies involving
Complaining about the FCC and existing radio stations is always a
winner, as is putting down music and programming that others may find
However, no world events. No politicians lying. No
children in cages.
other words, nothing about what is right (or wrong) and common
decency. Don't want to get anyone upset, do we? -
Let's have a show of
the way, I noticed at the hijacked website of the Fake ALPB they've
deleted the rules that false-chairman Mini-Trump Bob violated, and it
makes sense because a tyrant doesn't go by rules.
of studies have been done as to why some individuals tend to gather
together into groups.
Some of the reasons are good, such as the desire to share knowledge.
But many are not so philanthropic, and tend to be self-serving. The
desire for status to outsiders, power, the search for self-esteem, etc.
Given this, it's not surprising that conflicts arise in many groups,
usually from, as Boomer so rightly puts it, jealousy.
Bob blamed others for leaving the ALPB the first time, but in rereading
his reasons from various e-mails, it's apparent that he was frustrated
with the group in general, and it not accomplishing what HE personally
wanted it to do. I suspect that he expected it to fail once
but instead it continued on and reached modest new heights.
have that, of course, and came back to put things back the way that
were (a failing group with minimal membership).
and I know you as well, Carl, and your correspondents, were doing
Part 15 radio long before any of these Forums existed, and I expect
will continue long after they expire.
say, let them continue on as they are and slowly dwindle away under
ego-tripping leadership (I'm not sure that I can stand the excitement
the Shake Shack boycott).
the meantime, the Blare Blog can and will continue to be the voice of
sanity in the Part 15 radio wilderness.
believe that's all that we can expect. - Artisan
Tuesday January 7, 2020 5:24 PM CST -- For a Little While
Blare Blog has been unlinked from public access and until we make
another change can only be reached by Private Pass Key. If you
have not received your Private Pass Key please let somebody know as
soon as possible.
Tuesday January 7, 2020 10:26 AM CST -- News Stories Being Reported on
- Trump's War Crime Against Iran
Climate Catastrophes Around the World
Water Shortages & Contamination
Plastics Pollution at Sea
Monday January 6, 2020 6:56 PM CST -- Funniest Thing Ever Heard
is the monthly Mischke Roadshow and he's doing his show from a remote
cabin way off in the snowy woods and is beginning to hallucinate. While
walking in the snow he encounters Alex Jones! And it really is
Jones! Now he's been transported aboard an alien spacecraft. Strange
things can happen in the wilderness.
Monday January 6, 2020 6:09 PM CST -- Michael Moore Launches Podcast
This oughta be good.
Monday January 6, 2020 5:55 PM CST -- We Were Just Talking About
Freedom of the press
belongs to everyone who owns a press.
Monday January 6, 2020 1:31 PM CST -- Notes On the Margin
The Blog is delving
into the Dialogues of Plato starting with these margin notes:
- But who ought to be judges?
(This brings the question- Who
ought to be moderators & administrators)
- The ideal is very
unlike the fact
- To the unjust goods are evils
and evils goods
- The young may be
persuaded to believe anything
- Regulations as to the use of wine at different ages
- Who are the best judges of music?
- Excess the ruin of states
- No wisdom in judging
after the event
- The vulgar notion of
- The origin of all
offences is selfishness
Sunday January 5, 2020 11:46 PM CST -- Simply Defined
is for the uneducated.
radio is an education.
Sunday January 5, 2020 9:50 PM CST -- Radio is a Messenger
Conservative right wing
nationalists work to silence the messenger.
This is true on a large
scale and at the smallest scale, across the micro-radio hobby
It has everything to do
with why The Blare Blog speaks out while continual efforts are at play
to silence The Blog.
Sunday January 5, 2020 8:27 PM CST -- Has President Dimwad Kicked Off
Sunday January 5, 2020 1:04 PM CST -- Radio Floormats
Every Song Sounds Like Every Song
Singing About Failure is the Success
Sunday January 5, 2020 10:29 AM CST -- Noir
Pre-Views, Views and Re-Views # 4
the Infinite Loop Loops
It Sounds Like the World Ended and You Wish It Had
Album Oriented Rock
Where It's Longer Than
Where Human Mishaps Get
Reported or Ignored
Where human Mishaps Get
Justified or Denied
Where Scores Follow a
Lot of Yelling
Middle of the Road
Where It Smoothly
Avoids Being Any Other Format
Where Nobody's Sure
What the Language is But the Music's Good
Where They Repeat
Implausible Stories Until You Contribute
Playing the Notes In Between Songs
Where It Would Be So
Easy to Change Stations
As Far as You Can Go in
Radio Without an Education
Describing Every Subject in Detail Without Gender Identity
we invent a whole new genre in film commentary by looking ahead at the
Wikipedia movie description before watching! Will it prove to be a
Tamiroff plays an actor performing in a nameless Latin American country
who is pressed into service when the president is fatally injured by a
bomb. Impersonating the president, the actor balances the pleasures and
temptations of office, dangerous palace intrigue, and his duty to the
people of the country.
plot is identical to the 1988 Richard Dreyfuss film Moon over Parador;
both are based on a short story by Charles G. Booth called "Caviar for
of the film were shot in Balboa Park in San Diego.
not sure I want to watch it, another in the Lloyd Nolan collection,
this from 1939. Oh heck, here goes. I'll be busy for 78-minutes. By the
way, the movie is The
Magnificent Fraud, a title that reminds me of Mini Trump.
11:40 AM -- Time for a
breather at the half-way point in the film. At the beginning we came
close to bailing
partly because of muffled audio on this print from YouTube, but
interest picked up and we'll see it through, but later. We left off
where the man kissed the young woman who kissed him first after his
earlier attempt to kiss was rebuffed and she's now run off apparantly
on the brink of swooning. I wish there was a train involved.
Sunday January 5, 2020 10:10 AM CST -- Lie Detection
voices reveal by their tonality or pitch that they are telling lies.
The vocal sounds of the Two Mikes, Vice President Pants and Secretary
of State Plumpious are cases in point. When they speak the air wreaks
of lie. Men
of God unable to achieve "mysterious ways" in their work.
Sunday January 5, 2020 10:01 AM CST -- Impeachment Parking
Mini Trump Impeachment
Hearings are On Recess but a definite decision was reached that Bob is
Sunday January 5, 2020 8:53 AM CST -- Noir Views & Re-Views # 3
the most out of the final weekend at the end of the holiday season we
made pizza and spotted a movie title that looked trainish, Sleepers West
from 1941, and yes! Reminded me of that New Years Eve in the early
1980s when a co-worker joined me with a bottle of wine in an Amtrak
sleeper compartment headed south. That's all you need to know about
that. Getting back to the movie, here's a description taken from
by persistent girl reporter Kay Bentley (Lynn Bari), private detective
Michael Shayne (Lloyd Nolan) tries his best to secretly escort
murder-trial witness Helen Carlson (Mary Beth Hughes) by train from
Denver to San Francisco.
main part of the picture involves going in and out of many doors
getting onto and moving about in the long train with scenes in the
smoker, the bar car, the observation car, the engineering cab, and of
course numerous sleeper compartments. There's a suitcase of money, an
icognito woman trying to get alcohol drink, the private detective with
the most ridiculous scheme for escorting his witness by pretending not
to be associated with her, the engineer determined to make up the
late-started schedule by pouring on maximum steam,and the less
interesting part where they're no longer on the train trying to get to
Bari's voice was a whole experience in itself being well projected into
the microphone wherever it was, probably an overhead boom but you never
know with a movie. Lloyd Nolan stood out because right now he's got a
large number of titles listed on YouTube. You could never have such an
interesting story on a plane or bus.
Sunday January 5, 2020 8:42 AM CST -- Visit 1.4 MegaWatt WRMI
Sunday January 5, 2020 7:36 AM CST -- Quick Shortwave Antenna
Sunday January 5, 2020 7:07 AM CST -- Are We OK?
Saturday January 4, 2020 8:21 PM CST -- Noir Views & Re-Views
comes Guilty As Hell which gets high marks
for several stand-out features.
most movies the story requires a problem that needs to be solved, and
this picture's problem is an immediate murder that includes the first
of numerous camera gimmicks as we see the crime reflected in the
perpetrator's glasses. Then comes the sound of a radio which serves as
part of an alibi and we continue hearing the same radio program in
another location with a view of an old cathedral style radio. There's
plenty of glib banter some of which is very funny, especially the
sequence where the police detective manages three or four times to
trick suspects into giving conflicting evidence until he is able to
gloat very proudly in a prolonged camera shot. Most amazing are scenes
precursive of modern 3D where action projects right into the lens and
toward the viewers face which takes place about three times in the
film. In and out of doors, windows, fleeing down a fire escape, plenty
of smoking and the liquor bottles in the detective's drawer kept as
Saturday January 4, 2020 5:44 PM CST -- New World Ordure
Saturday January 4, 2020 3:41 PM CST -- Noir Views &
Re-Views No. 1
At the suggestion of
Correspondent Boomer The Blare Blog opens Noir Views & Re-Views
based on films watched while snacking and broadcasting on the radio.
Our first pick just happened to be on the top row of films when we
opened YouTube, so we went to work.
The 1947 film Exposed
is directed by George Blair and stars Adele Mara. The movie opens on a
city scene, big stately buildings, streets abuzz with classic cars,
streetcars, and pedestrians. The story takes us in and out of many
doors: Office doors, revolving doors, hotel doors, car doors and house
doors some of them of the streamlined art deco style. Private eye
Belinda Prentice is the tallest, prettiest, smartest, and by way of
having the largest office desk the most authoritative figure in the
movie, daughter of the chief police crime inspector both competes and
cooperates with her dad to solve the murder. Men wear suits and hats
women dress for town with hats that turn their heads into giant
flowers. Restaurant scenes with cocktail signs and custom music by
Ernest Gold and full orchestra with extra-long fully orchestrated
hand-to-hand fight scene. In the end all the characters are called into
the room while Belinda offers deductive explanations of each ones'
involvement arriving finally on "the only one who could have done it"
and we've had our money's worth.
Saturday January 4, 2020 12:47 NOON CST -- Nothing Is Ever Perfect When
You Need It To Be
man spends years developing a formula for seducing women like
collecting good romantic records which are known to cast the right
spell but just when things are beginning to happen the needle reaches
the end and click-clacks like a broken windshield wiper until the mood
is broken. It's no different with radio music where the evening is
ruined when the newscaster comes on telling what Trump just did.
Alcohol is kind of a desperate measure and can result in the surprise
news that you're going to have a son or daughter but don't remember
what happened on the date.
Saturday January 4, 2020 12:34 NOON CST -- Shake Shack Knowledge Base
are only first learning about Shake Shack and find that the nearest
ones are in either Leawood, Kansas, or Chicago, Illinois, and still do
not know why there's a movement afoot to boycott them.
Saturday January 4, 2020 9:50 AM CST -- About Cross Media Promotion
makes note of Carl's film noir side-activity:
could do a Blare Movies Blog about these noir films you watch, view
them and do re-views, since you must have seen many of them by now.
He's right. I could.
daily we watch a black & white grayscale film from the 30s,
50s, and enjoy them usually more than recently produced color movies.
Those older movies opened a window to another reality in an alter-world
whereas today's pictures shave too close to actual reality with fiery
explosions tossed in which has become a cliche.
So maybe I will. Carl's
noir picks. Ya. Ok, it's a deal!
let's rattle on a bit about this. In days past I advised against
cross-media promotion because one wants to keep his audience and not
send them away. The commercial stations have rules about it. For
example, if the competitor is called "radio 77" the program director
posts the stipulation: "Never say the temperature is 77-degrees because
it will remind listeners about the other station." Yet the same station
would talk about the most popular movie now showing at the cinema
without thinking that listeners might be reminded to go where the
popcorn is better. Radio stations don't usually have very good popcorn.
So called "community stations" flood the air with concert notices,
stage plays in town and food tastings to benefit the shoeless, sending
their listeners away from the dial-light. Heck, TV commercials
show the best looking woman standing by a red car with the notion
drivers will want the car but what really happens is that men contact
the nearest woman and tune to a romantic music station.
will I be defeating The Blog by saying compelling things about favorite
films? All I know for sure is that I might call a woman and ask if she
wants to stand by my car.
Saturday January 4, 2020 9:22 AM CST -- What Exists
If nothing exists apart from individual things,
and these are
infinite in number,
how is it
possible to obtain knowledge
-- Metaphysics, III
Saturday January 4, 2020 8:52 AM CST -- The Low Power Hour
fresh editions of The Low Power Hour will be produced in this new year,
bringing up to date the present state of legal low power radio
broadcasting in the world, visiting with people who manufacture
products and those who operate stations, also becoming the electronic
voice of the Original Association for Low Power Broadcasters and The
Blare Blog, now occupying a card table near the supply closet in the
Multi-Purpose Hallway of the Internet Building.
Saturday January 4, 2020 7:47 AM CST -- Brooce's Ongoing Lists/Comments
- Radios for 72-108 MHz
CARL has one of these!
WOW what I don't know on this subject is huge.
It seems the FM BCB in Japan is 76 to 95 MHz. I think most or
all (?) Sony radios go down to 76 MHz.
And then this would include my trusty Sony ICF-2010 (from 1991, as is
my Sony SW-20)
which includes both the Japanese FM BCB
and the U.S. FM BCB which goes up to 108.
What about Panasonic?????
By the way, I agree with Artisan Radio that Part 15 "broadcasting" in
the 76 MHz and below range is (????) Artisan phrased it much
better than I ever could. I know nothing of this and don't
know what to say.
I collect radios (and what a mess it is) and am facinated by the fine
points of all of this.
And finding out that Japan uses 76 to 95 MHz for FM was news to
me. I didn't know.
Tecsun PL-660 Portable
I'm seeing a pattern here.
So far this small list has been occupied
by old Sony radios and new Tecsun radios.
No radios go below 76 MHz or thereabouts.
The Tecsun PL-880 tunes
FM from 64 to 108 MHz.
This is the first radio on the list that tunes below 76 MHz.
However, like the Tecsun 660, the 880 is a
relatively high end portable.
I have not found any low end radio(s) currently
available "around here - i.e. U.S./Canada" that
fall into the "Low tuning FM radio" list.
Saturday January 4, 2019 7:30 AM CST -- Asked and Answered
Q. Which U.S. president is the
Do we really have to ask?
Saturday January 4, 2020 7:11 AM CST -- Cat Breaks Into Prison Then
Saturday January 4, 2020 6:41 AM CST -- Headache
Artisan Weekend Report:
I went back over a lot of the e-mails, and now I have a
Some things are probably best left unsaid in the mists of time.
Besides, I'm not sure I want to rehash the same old stuff over and over.
do have all my e-mails, if required.
Some may ask, why not go back to the ALPB Forum.
can't be trusted, because, as self-proclaimed Administrator, Bob has
ability to go in and modify/delete anything he wants. Given his
apparently unstable mental state, I wouldn't put it past him at all.
do like the idea of you being the Chairman of a resurrected
have far more right to that position than Bob.
Let's do it. If nothing else, it'll be fun.
Step into my office,
Artisan. No wait, there's a plumbing leak in there. Let's step into
your office. Listen.
The Blare Blog doesn't
expect anyone to get a headache over the Bob Impeachment Hearings.
We'll be here well into
the spring going over the record to document conduct unbecoming an
officer of the ALPB.
You've got an opera
radio station to start and we have the Original ALPB to re-organize.
are right that Bob can delete anything posted to the Fake ALPB website,
and he has eliminated most trace that we were ever there.
Meanwhile, Donald Trump is going to get us all killed anyway. Breakfast?
Friday January 3, 2020 8:28 PM CST --Aristotle on Music
Education in music is well adapted to the youthful nature;
for the young owing to their youth cannot endure anything not sweetened
and music is by nature a thing that has a pleasant sweetness.
And we seem to have a certain affinity with tunes and rythms;
owing to which many wise men say either that the soul is a harmony or
that it has harmony.
Aristotle -- Politics, VIII
Friday January 3, 2020 7:13 PM CST -- Radio Lists in Progress
Brooce tells his family
they'll have to wait for pizza while he works on radio list for 72-76
I just started to note a radio for this list and was IN ERROR.
Glad I caught it.
It is easy to assume that
most radios coming from China and countries in that general area tune
down to 76 MHz or 72 MHz.
Not true. This
will be harder than I thought.
I am looking for radios
that are easily bought in the U.S. and
radios that are still out there are OK. (You
might have one sitting in a nearby closet that you forgot about.)
Also I'm looking for
inexpensive radios, i.e. the
roughly 10 to 20 dollar(s)
Here's another from my
Old - from 1991 - this is
a pocket portable, down to 76 MHz, but analog - so it will probably go
a bit lower than 76.
Friday January 3, 2019 6:42 PM CST -- Bar Brawl
on the Blare Blog
Boomer spotted his
message from June 2018 in print here today seen by the world:
came into an altercation this morning on the Blare Blog.
It's good to think about the nature of those forums. Part15 org is
probably self-hosted forum software, and makes money through
MBCF is hosted on ProBoards, a completely outside solution, all you
have to do is sign up for a forum and link it to your site. It's
'free', as in ad supported. They earn money through ads, and now End80
has found that they're using VigLink link tracking for marketing, and
they also have paid business hosting:
Look under classic features, more details, and it will show
'boards.net' in the drop-down box under Desired Forum Name, that's
about as 'free' as it gets. You could be poverty stricken and homeless,
and still run one of those forums.
One could say there's not much going on here, it's a virtual place, and
we're like ghosts attending.
Friday January 3, 2020 6:35 PM CST -- FM Radios That Also Tune 72 - 76
From out of the phone
booth wearing his Radio Monitor Cape steps BROOCE!
List these radios?
Uh OK, I'm working on it!
I'm looking for "broadcast
listening" radios, and not "scanner/communication" receivers.
Some or (maybe a lot) of
these radios tune down to 76 MHz and do not go any lower. But
because they cover 76 (or a teeny teeny teeny bit above)
they will go on the list.
This might take a while.
Best Wishes - Brooce
Radio On List:
Friday January 3, 2020 6:04 PM CST -- Scientists Find Link Between
Religious Fundamentalism & Brain Damage
Friday January 3, 2020 5:49 PM CST -- Auditory Assistance Device
(a) Auditory assistance device. An intentional radiator used to provide
auditory assistance communications (including but not limited to
applications such as assistive listening, auricular training, audio
description for the blind, and simultaneous language translation) for:
(1) Persons with disabilities: In the context of part 15 rules (47 CFR
part 15), the term “disability,” with respect to the individual, has
the meaning given to it by section 3(2)(A) of the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12102(2)(A)), i.e., a physical or
mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major
life activities of such individuals;
(2) Persons who require language translation; or
(3) Persons who may otherwise benefit from auditory assistance
communications in places of public gatherings, such as a church,
theater, auditorium, or educational institution.
Friday January 3, 2020 5:37 PM CST -- Learning By Listening: The Rule
interesting was said on a radio show today. That's all I have to say.
Or, I guess I could
tell you what I heard.
Ok, so, they explained
where that expression came from that we've heard over the years: The Rule of Thumb.
seems that at a time in the past people realized husbands were beating
too many wives to death, so they made a law that said that sticks or
rods used to beat wives could be no thicker than a thumb.
Friday January 3, 2020 5:03 PM CST -- Traumas in Retrospect
Blare OnAir "Trauma" shows aired and we were reminded that the suicide
bombing of the ALPB by the former chairman was among the more than
three traumas in June 2018. (see the Blog earlier today at 11:44 AM)
Friday January 3, 2020 2:24 PM CST -- Interesting Part 15 FM Transmitter
Artisan Radio discovers
interesting FM transmitter:
recently ran across an interesting Part 15 and Industry Canada
certified transmitter - the Listen LT-800-072.
transmits in the 72-76 Mhz FM band under regulations for auditory
assistance devices and is 15.237 certified in the U.S., RSS210
Canada. U.S. regulations allow for a field strength of 80
mv/m at 3
meters (that 80 MILLIwatts vs 250 MICRO watts for 15.239).
certification for the device in Canada lists the power output as 250
micro watts (again, quite a cut above the 1 micro watt allowed for
RSS210 in the 88-108 Mhz band).
The transmitter itself is professional grade, with a number of input
jacks (RCA, XLR), permitting microphone and line input.
New, the transmitters go for many hundreds of dollars, but you can also
pick them up for a song used.
The downside, of course, is that you need a receiver that can go down
72-76 Mhz to listen. This is inside the OIRT FM band (used in
Europe and Asia), so you might be able to find domestic receivers from
those countries. Listen also makes specialized receivers as
you have a scanner or wide range FM-capable shortwave receiver, you can
probably pick up these frequencies as well.
The use of these transmitters for broadcasting, other than to one's
self, is unclear. The FCC and Industry Canada obviously did
them to be used for that purpose.
The upside is that I doubt anyone would complain, as virtually nobody
would be able to hear you unless they tried really hard. The range of
the transmitter is much greater than Part15.239 or RSS210 certified
devices for the broadcast FM band. From what I've been able
for a given field strength signals travel further in the OIRT band (the
relatively lower frequencies make it less line of sight).
Note that these are not whitespace transmitters. I have yet
to find a
certified whitespace transmitter other than the Comtek BST-25 (and even
that doesn't meet the empty frequency checking requirement for such
- Artisan Radio
TECSUN PL-310 AM/FM/SW radio will tune 72-76 MHz, as will other radios
in the same series. When radio specialist Brooce sees this he'll be
able to list off probably numerous radios that will do the same job.
Artisan queried: The use of
these transmitters for broadcasting, other than to one's self, is
unclear, to which I reply
that we need to understand the FCC's legal description of Auditory
Assistance Devices and determine what it takes to
fit that definition.
Friday January 3, 2020 12:14 NOON CST -- Two Interpretations
Recognize this quote
from the FCC Rules Part 15?
(b) The total length of the transmission line, antenna and ground lead
now everyone has assumed the "total length" to be cumulative, in the
(if used) shall not exceed 3 meters.
transmission line +
ground lead + antenna = 3-meters.
However the statement could ALSO be
interpreted to say:
The total length of the
transmission line shall not exceed 3-meters,
The total length of the
ground lead shall not exceed 3-meters,
The total length of the
antenna shall not exceed 3-meters,
For a Combined Length
difference could result in additional range of more than 4-feet!
Friday January 3, 2020 11:44 AM CST -- Trauma On the Air
week at 2 PM CST Friday we hear Blare OnAir the un-awarded radio
programs I did in the search for things to say that aren't all the
same. In a 2-Part edition on June 16 & 22, 2018, sub-titled
"Trauma" I belly-ached about the closing of my social center, the
Save-So-Much Store where they also maintained food shelves. What I'm
wondering now is whether I was also traumatized by the banishment and
exile brought about with the takeover of the ALPB, as I retain no
memory of anything said on those particular shows. They say that when
three traumas befall a man at the same time he is most likely to take
desperate measures so I may have been one trauma short. Let's listen
and see what I said.
Friday January 3, 2020 10:43 AM CST -- Bystander from the Past
Boomer was watching the
unknown substance splattering from the electric fan back in June 2018:
can get heavy on the Part-15 sites, I see it regularly where something
is going fine and people have problems with it or try to throw a wrench
in it seems. Some of it might be that P-15 people are a small group, at
least the ones who go on the Part 15 named sites.
There are lots of other P15ers outside of our groups too, and they seem
to focus on different issues, like antique radio, backyard drive-in
theaters, Christmas display broadcasting, or working with tubes and
building masterpieces of equipment, woodwork and engineering.
think some of the friction comes down to jealousy, or feeling
threatened because someone's equipment is better, or even when they
claim more range, people start to cut it down and put up vector
diagrams about how it can't be possible.
It's probably small group identification, where the dynamics of a group
seek to keep everyone at the same status, "..like the rest of us."
your best Carl, fire up that station and blog, and if I can help you in
any way, blog tech or with carrier current transmitting or something,
let me know.
Yes, Boomer. I could
use a ride home from forum jail.
Friday January 3, 2020 10:19 AM CST -- Starting Point
ALPB (Association for Low Power Broadcasters) inherits the original
slogan without objection from us here at the Original ALPB: "Bringing Radio Back to the People".
It's yours without dispute. We'll come up with something different. May
we suggest adding a few words? "Bringing
Radio Back to Everyone Except Carl Blare and Artisan Radio".
Friday January 3, 2020 9:08 AM CST -- Podcasts In Abundance
programs have melded with podcasts and entered a time when
everyone is on their microphones speaking to one another in streams and
downloads. Because of it all KDX is thriving when it comes to available
programming to populate a day's schedule, especially around large
holidays when regular program hosts take time away and we have holes to
fill. This was a problem in our first decade but today there's more
quality programming than is ever needed and may it outlive the climate
crisis so we'll all be here to talk about it.
Friday January 3, 2020 8:27 AM CST -- Quick Look Back
to my Email Trail Mini-Trump Bob launched his hostile takeover of the
ALPB on June 22, 2018 with a string of very manic communiques accusing
us of being "rouge moderators (sic)" for his being briefly banned from
forum when in fact a third moderator who is still in good stead with
Bob actually did the banning. Mini Trump claimed to be acting in accord
Chairman Jim Henry's backing while the truth is that Jim was undergoing
major back surgery at the same moment and would not have been reachable. A favorite complaint made
against me is "Carl is a professed atheist!"
Friday January 3, 2020 6:45 AM CST -- An Email Trail
Addendum from Artisan
thought I'd go back and revisit the e-mails associated with the
ALPB. I've kept them all.
(and at least one of his sychophants) has attempted to rewrite what
happened when he left the ALPB the first time. In his mind,
he didn't abruptly leave it and everyone else in the group in the
trail proves otherwise. Bob placed the ALPB Forum in
maintenance mode, and didn't tell anyone, including the then Moderators
(you and I).
you'd be interested. If not, let me know, as I'm going
through more. Like Trump, Bob is going to go down via
Blare Blog also retains a revealing Email trail per our expulsion from
ALPB. Hearings on the hostile takeover of the ALPB will continue into
at least February over which time the Emails can be entered into the
record as Exhibits.
Thursday January 2, 2020 9:59 PM -- Never is Better Than Too Late
December 31st the webmaster at Hobby Broadcaster said that he "forgot"
to post the December 3 Email from Bill Baker at Information Station
Specialists declaring Talking House Tuesdays throughout December for
special discounts on the newly developed Talking House Transmitter
Antenna Tuning Unit combination. Not mentioned was the interlocking
relationship between Hobby and a Rangemaster1000 dealer.
The Blare Blog went to view the website of the Rangemaster dealer we
found our IP address blocked which brought back memories of the time
several years ago when the Hobby site also vigorously blocked many IP
addresses of anyone they deemed questionable.
Thursday January 2, 2020 9:44 PM CST -- Presidential Candidate Marianne
Williamson Holding Firm
Blare Blog steadfastly believes Candidate Marianne Williamson is the
for Democratic President of These United States, overlooking the
regrettable loss of her entire campaign staff due to financial rock
Thursday January 2, 2020 8:57 PM CST -- Shake Shack Inquiry
the beginning of the year, yesterday, Artisan Radio reported that one
of the low power radio forum sites is debating whether to boycott Shake
Shack. Our Blog News Bureau is looking into the matter starting with a
briefing on the question:
we'll ask "Where is it" and if it's within reach we'll try it for
discover "What do those
people at the forum have against it?"
Thursday January 2, 2020 8:36 PM CST -- Reading from the Rules
Two days late Reverend
Martin Luther Ray is here to recite the most well-worn Rule from the
FCC Part 15 Regs:
15.219 Operation in the band 510-1705 kHz.
Reverend Ray reminds us : "Respect the Rules and measure your antennas
(a) The total input power to the final radio frequency stage (exclusive
of filament or heater power) shall not exceed 100 milliwatts.
(b) The total length of the transmission line, antenna and ground lead
(if used) shall not exceed 3 meters.
Thursday January 2, 2020 8:02 PM CST -- Lies and Damn Lies
Witness Testimony from
Artisan Radio of Canada:
saw your posts regarding the misinformation being spread over at the
former ALPB Forum by 'Bob DeFelice'.
It's really all rather sad. Bob continues to attempt to
make his illegitimate takeover of the ALPB more legitimate and
acceptable after the fact.
was he who came back to the ALPB (after abruptly quitting) and
personally attacked various members and the moderators, just because HE
didn't like what they were posting. It was only because of
efforts of these members that the ALPB did not fold when he left in the
well as not understanding what the then structure of the ALPB was, he
also obviously thought and still thinks that he was better informed
everyone else as to what was going on, what was acceptable, and
therefore had the right to disrupt the group once again. He
attempted to bring his toxicity over to the now Part15.org, which is
was summarily banned from that site.
Bob is a shining example of what is wrong with Part 15 radio
claims ownership of something that he never owned. He puts
his ego and
personal agendas ahead of the facts. In other words, he wants
to be the
There will always be some who follow anyone who claims a leadership
spite of their abilities. Just look at the political scene in
U.S. today. The big question is, do you want to listen to and
with these intellectually stunted people?
With maybe two exceptions in all of the remaining Forums, not me.
I'll take the Blare Blog, which makes you think and question, any time
any day. I may not agree with everything, but that's OK
how you expand your horizons, and grow.
For those that want to stay rigidly 'on topic' (no matter what the
topic) all the time, I say, life doesn't stay on topic. Radio is merely
slice of life.
And the Blare Blog is a slice of life.
Thursday January 2, 2020 4:50 PM CST -- Ground Leads Galore
Pavlov's Ground Lead
has sounded and the Dog salivates.
- Cryptic sightings
from the top of the tower
Thursday January 2, 2020 2:19 PM CST -- Back to WX Radios as an EAS?
This might be it!
Tha Dood works on
refining the DIY EAS method:
Awh wow!!!!! Back to using WX Radios as a "Ye poor man's EAS!", this
might be the neat package to get! https://www.amazon.com/Midland-WR120B-WR120EZ-Certified-Trilingual/dp/B00176T9OY/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=midland+weather+radio&qid=1577993019&sr=8-4
It already has an outlet to plug-in and LED red strobe flasher light.
WOW!!!! Tap into that, and there's your trigger voltage for a switch
over relay! Even if the strobe does last throughout the whole duration
of the alarm activation event, it wouldn't be too hard to use RC time
constance to a base of a 2N3904 transistor to key a relay on for a
couple of extra minutes. And actually, they do make time delayed relays
anyway that I suspect work on that principle. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm,
I see a project coming together here. As it stands now, the only way
that I'm auto EAS is when I link to our LPFM's
Since that station pumps the EAS through their web stream, I could say
that when I'm linked to that, that my AM610 / AM1620 are EAS compliant,
but only then.
In other news??? This Winter Sporadic "E" season sucks, thus far. The
last 10M (28MHz), opening that I've seen open in the USA was Dec. 22'nd
to near Augusta, ME. But, pretty dead since then. That Ranger RCI-2950
late 80's original 10M rig that I've re'CAP'ed in the Fall kicked-ass
to the locals last night on the 10M local chit-chat FREQ 28.415MHz USB.
The guy about 15 miles from me noticed how loud & puncy my
signal and audio was with it now. More so than the last time I've
talked to him on it before I replaced all of those 10VDC 47uF CAP's.
So, hopefully that rigs good for another 33 years? That would be nice.
Now, if Sporadic "E" would just kick in. Someone tell HARRP to kick on
that Alaskan array.
- Tha Dood
Thursday January 2, 2020 1:41 PM CST -- The Future of the Original ALPB
Notice was served as
part of the Annual KDX State of the Station Message posted December 23,
2019 here on The Blog that as one of his last acts of business before
undergoing unfortunately fatal surgery, ALPB Chairman Jim Henry
assigned Carl Blare as Vice-Chairman of the organization, resulting
sadly in succession to full Chairman following the death.
The illegal and hostile takeover of the ALPB by a former chairman
concurrent with Jim Henry's surgery but
prior to Jim's death was meant to
rest control away from Jim but resulted in nothing more than seizing
the group's website, realizing that "the group" amounted to about three
people, none of whom seem disturbed that they were not consulted about
having their member authority usurped.
It may come as a surprise that The Blare Blog has no complaint about
another and separate ALPB coming into existence because neither of us
holds "rights" or "ownership" of the name itself, and there could be
any number of hobby groups with the same name, but we have decided to
respect and continue the existence of the original ALPB by integrating
it with KDX and The Blare Blog.
In days to come we will hold Open Hearings here on The Blog to review
and re-draft the original Charter, Rules and Policies of Our ALPB and
map a course for the future, and our readers will continue to hear
about other ALPBs as part of our Critical Review function in the low
power radio realm.
It would be advisable to Impeach the self-proclaimed "chairman" of the
Breakaway ALPB for violating all of the rules they'd agreed to, such as
"Conduct Detrimental to
the ALPB", but that's their inheritance and we
have only words to offer.
At times when ALPB chairmanship was open for candidates and nominations
I declined the opportunity to apply and feel awkward that it's come to
me by an unfortunate accident of circumstances, but we'll keep it alive
in dormancy with hopes of finding the right leadership.
Thursday Jaunary 2, 2020 12:59 NOON CST -- On a Forum Far
Chairman Because He Owns a Chair
unasked question the illicitly self-declared "chairman" of a faux ALPB
ruminates to his three members, using personal attack to bitch about
alleged personal attacks with no examples given:
Two individuals filled this forum non-stop with posts.
comedic in nature, the majority of those posts were problematic.
Their abusive and
politically motivated posts did not contribute to the advancement of
the hobby or this forum.
As moderators, they
found no problem with what they had to say. Somewhat
a conflict of interests.
They left here in a huff
when called out for it, only to later vacate the Part15.org forum as
well for similar reasons.
I would much rather see
a handful of good information posts than the countless, worthless posts
This is a moderated
forum which does not advocate illegal activity (read Pirate radio.)
Personal attacks are definitely
not tolerated and will result in redacted posts and locked threads. (originally posted 12/30/19)
preceeding post is quoted under protection of Journalistic Freedom
Guaranteed Under Amendment One of the Bill of Rights - U.S.
Constitution. Further, as the above Personal Attacks are
verifiably against this Blogger and one of the Blog Correspondents the
post serves as Evidence that we have been maligned on a publicly
available forum site.
The original ALPB was a
member run organization. By the above example we note that the
self-acclaimed "chairman" of this counterfeit ALPB is tyrannical by
kangaroo court. And by the way, how did we non-sequitur into "Pirate Radio"?
understands the true nature of declined participation in the smallest
of online society represented by Bob Scapegoater's Faux ALPB:
forum was flying high when Jim Henry was here, a charismatic leader who
brought critical mass to the group. It was a peak time, then the fall
when he passed, but I
don't think personality clashes had too much to do with it,
forum membership has been falling all over due to changes in the social
structure of the internet.
Thursday January 2, 2020 11:10 AM CST -- How Will We Make First Contact
With Alien Life?
the actual attention grabbing title of the linked piece meant seriously
but again revealing that we (earthly human life) might be stupider than
we can fathom. Before glancing at the article let me respond to the
question posed in the title: How have we made first contact with life
on our own planet? Well, by bombing it or taking over its habitat.
Might that be a clue?
Thursday January 2, 2020 8:50 AM CST -- Journalistic Views &
is not far removed from bloggism. The keeping of a journal is
about the same as keeping a log (a "blog" is a web log), except that
conventional use has conscripted journalism for the keeping and
reporting of news events and logging derives from the ship's log kept
by captains to document ocean journeys. The "blog" is a rough hybrid in
which cybernauts text and post anything that comes to mind while
surfing the internet. Repeat that back to me, please.
Blog, always defining itself, is here foremost to record the ventures
of KDX Worldround Radio and form an association with other low power
broadcasters, but also because radio connects a whole world of ideas
with a constellation of listeners the Blare Blog is ultimately
unbounded as a multivalent media outlet.
We are a microcosm and a macrocosm; important
and trivial; everywhere and everything in limited quantities.
Let's take a cheese
Wednesday January 1, 2020 6:17 PM CST -- Incoming Antenna from Tha Dood
Added my TV Antenna to
Archive.org . Might as well... Tha Dood
There. I've actually uploaded how to build my Delta Loop TV Antenna a
while ago, updated the search parameters to make it easier to
find on Archive.org . So, if you have a construction project
that ya want to do with your kids, grand kids, or yourself, build this
TV Antenna and receive free OFF-AIR TV. You can download the 6.4MB step
by step .PDF . HAPPY NEW DECADE!!!!!!! Oh yeah, here's the
Wednesday January 1, 2020 10:54 AM CST -- The Nifty Muses Radio Player
Up on the Left
while everyone was busy ending 2019 I needed a tester for evaluating
the Radio Player since we cannot check it internally here inside the
Internet Building owing to a lack of something the technicians call
"loopback", so we enlisted The Brooce Radio Monitoring Organization.
Here's his Report:
I clicked on the player at
the top of the blog page and got
audio! I tried
it a couple of times - so whatever you had to
go through to get THAT
working ----- well - you did it correctly!!
More goofiness to follow
because I'll be back!
January 1, 2020 6:48 AM CST -- The
Sad State of Part 15 Radio Forums
Radio kicks the new year. That is, kicks off the new year:
As we head
into a new year, it's customary to make predictions as to
what will happen next.
I predict that of the 3 remaining Part 15 Forums, perhaps one or even
none will remain at the end of the coming year.
As you so correctly have written in the Blare Blog at times, they have
all been moderated so heavily by partisan individuals with agendas that
virtually nothing of any sort of importance can be discussed and
Over at one, a boycott of the Shake Shack, a fast food outlet, is
currently being debated.
At another, the legality of a transmitter/antenna system is being
discussed with virtually no facts available.
At yet another, there are crickets.
The Blare Blog, with contributions from its correspondents, is really
the only place to go for credible Part 15 (and other important) talk.
No pressure, Carl.