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March 2020


Tuesday March 3, 2020 9:41 AM CST
Word from Boomer

Hi Carl Blarl,

I think you distilled it down to the main problem on the groups, the division of talent is between the creative and authoritarian. Authority folk should probably chill out a bit more, maybe not realizing how most people are constantly subjected to authority and just want to participate in a fun hobby play some cool tunes and tell others with the same interest in low volt radio about their stations. There are creative ways to be authoritarian that don't come off so crushing to the soul.

It seems logical to me, people would be into this hobby for a 'light' version of radio, or hobbyists going their own way, doing radio on their own terms, that's why they'd choose to use their skills in Part-15 over being at a licensed radio station.

I wanted to let you know about a possible frequency source for your LPB transmitter. There are a few generic frequency generator circuits available on the market that could be used, but this guy is targeting older AM transmitters as a crystal replacement with his circuit, and mentions LPB units by name.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mediumwave-AM-Broadcast-Phase-Locked-Loop-Carrier-Generator-Board/264554384845

I don't know this seller and haven't communicated with them, but from what I read in the documentation, he has a handle on the issues with older transmitters.

Your website has been working fine for days now, and I like the page you have this time. The blog is using a presentation I've thought to try myself, having the newest posts at the bottom of the page instead of stacking them at the top, which is a blog standard.

I've thought about doing that before, and maybe have anchor links at the top of the page of a longer blog, so that browsers could zip right down to a particular week of posts and read them. I like the text size now too, the older blog got zoomed up and the text wouldn't stay set at a medium size between visits, and I'd have to zoom out again using the View part of the Firefox browser.

Boomer, Doggin' it out

Imagine if the centuries old book standard of starting on page 1 and ending on the last page was reversed to read from end to start to match the internet standard of putting the most recent words at the beginning. We would have "old books" from pre-internet and "new books" for the cyber age. Some of us would have motion sickness and be worried of losing our breakfast.

Tuesday March 3, 2020 9:56 AM CST
Progess on Restoring the Full Website
The broken web server is just over here on my right, partially dismantled as we've been cleaning and examining its component parts with the objective of trying to restart it, which will be tried later today.

Wednesday March 4, 2020 1:01 PM CST
Almost off at night -- flea power radio.
Nightime Authority Neighboring Part 15

Thursday March 5,m 2020 7:15 PM CST

Boomer submits: Book 'em, Carl!


Radio station CARL, Canada,

Not just books, think of a regular diary or journal, the analog equivalent to a blog, those are written chronologically too, like the "old books." Journalists just changed things on the web, where 'freshness' of information and immediacy became more important and because of the the supposed pain of having to scroll. It also could be easier to post when your web editor opens and it starts at the top of the page.

I think pages can get too long, and having new entries at the top can help in the case of the really long page. Maybe a book format would work, a cover page with an index of chapters, as you've had, going by the month and year.

As for 'flea power', licensed stations running low power at night, signals can get out because the antennas are full size for one thing, and that a little power can go a long way. That was well known in the early days of broadcast radio when stations were a few watts and covered towns, and also were heard in other states.

In a world that prizes being 'green' these days and saving resources, I think low power stations should be allowed again, with town-size signal ranges of a few miles. I always thought it would be a good idea for each town to be able to have a radio station, with an antenna on the city hall, and lots of connections with the library, teaching things, reading books, and public info.

Instead, networks of large commercial enterprises invented their form of mass media, and then worked to do away with low power radio stations, through minimum power rules.

Flea power has been used in my area on AM radio. After it was approved that stations could have smaller versions of themselves at night, I'd hear local school sports play by play, and one station had a DJ at night, at least for a short time. The few I hear now run stripped down versions of their daytime programming, music, or if running a syndicated feed, they continue with whatever they were doing.

Carl Remits: We crossed out the names of the boring politicians and wrote BOOMER for Presidential Candidate!
Yes, in fact even now the minimum permitted daytime power for AM radio in the U.S. is 250 Watts, and I think I know a frequency.

The public library in Louisville, Kentucky, once held two FM licenses; one classical the other jazz.

New York City still has a licensed station: WNYC AM & FM

All the books in my personal library begin on the first page.


Sunday March 8, 2020 11:29 AM CDT
Scientific Report on Odds of Contracting COVID19

Sunday March 8, 2020 12:17 NOON CDT
Honey News
Most Store Honey Isn't Honey
Tests for Altered Honey

Sunday March 8, 2020 2:18 PM CDT
Template for new tee shirt --

Message on Front of shirt:  Better Than Coffee

Message on Back of shirt:  Stay 10-Feet Back

Sunday March 8, 2020 5:45 PM CDT
When Science Fiction Matches Half-Truths, Rumors and Conspiracy Theories

Some people believe that AIDS was designed to eliminate gays. Now we have COVID19 believed by some to be a euthanasia virus targeting old people. And wasn't there something concocted to do away with people of color? Maybe an illegal alien potion is being developed? "Medicine" for Muslims?

The Blare Blog hears these things but doesn't know any more than anyone else. It goes with the panic.

IRONY -- Old men are fighting over the White House. Go figure.

Wednesday March 11, 2020 5:12 PM CDT
QUARANTINE WITH RADIO

Wedenesday March 11, 2020 7:26 PM CDT
Radio Sputnik now heard Live on KDX During Select Hours
The day starts with the 3-hour morning show Fault Lines and at 3 PM CDT Loud & Clear, with additional Sputnik programming run during night hours.

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Wednesday March 11, 2020 8:19 PM CDT
Soap is Our Friend
About Soap

Monday March 16, 2020 2:40 PM CDT
Metropolitan Opera Free Streaming
Encore Performances

Monday  March 16, 2020 5:21 PM CDT
Observation About Commercial Radio
From Tha Dood
  Hmmmmmmmm... Doing a band scan of other stations locally where I am today, normally Sunday is filled with various sports programming on the commercial stations, but not this Sunday. Mostly paid, (Infomercial-like.), programming to fill the on-air void. My stations??? This weekend I'm running the month long accumulated podcasts from programmers like Radio Survivor, Radio Dan Show, Amateur Radio Newsline, Life Underground, etc. So, this could be a boost for Part #15 and LPFM stations. Passing thoughts there...

Monday March 16, 2020 5:41 PM CDT
The Boomer Report

Hi Karl DX,

Website (kdxradio.com) is still working fine, and speedy, even on an older computer. I like that, some sites are loaded with gadgets and take more than a few seconds to load up, or the scrolling is stiff. We thought better computers would make sites load instantly, but it's like an arms race, we get better, and they fight back with more code on the pages, and some sites even use our PCs for distributed computing with Bitcoin.

I don't know if my town is calm, people supposedly bought out toilet paper and alcohol sanitizer, but I will bark that it is quiet here at least. The wind is blowing and it reminds me of Vincent Price's movie Last Man On Earth, a zombie movie, that does have a Dog, as a symbol of life.

At least there's some movement on the P-15 groups again, with a new station, WIMP Radio entering the herd.

Boomer

Monday March 16, 2020 5:46 PM
Website Recovery Progress Update -- There has been no progress.

Tuesday March 17, 2020 12:25 NOON
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Wednesday March 18, 2020 12:28 MIDNIGHT CDT
Coming Up Fast

Thursday March 19, 2020, is the Spring Equinox when day and night are of equal length in all five hemispheres.

Saturday March 21, 2020, is International Atheist Day and Believers are fully welcome to join in the Festivity if it doesn't conflict with Lent. Given the Pandemic we must remain 10-feet apart from each other because prayers haven't helped. Maybe next time.

Wednesday March 18, 2020
WATCH OUT FOR CENSUS SCAMS - Huffington Post
5 KNOWN CENSUS SCAM TACTICS

Wednesday March 18, 2020 3:35 PM CDT
Colocating AM Antenna with Cell Monopole - Radio World
This article contains useful information about ground radials for medium wave
Cellular Monopole + AM Antenna

Wednesday March 18, 2020 8:41 PM CDT
Brooce from New Location
New Test Bench
Window At HAM Bench

Thursday March 19, 2020 9:07 AM CDT
Droning the Dog - RT
Dogs Hold TeamSpeak Meeting

Thursday March 19, 2020 11:24 AM CDT
A Clear Look from a Clean Window

KDX Worldround Radio has found its time as people have suddenly taken an interest in being informed about the world around them. Until now KDX has been a minority of one being the only progressive talk station in the esoteric class of low power radio stations broadcasting from home basements and bedrooms but overnight we've been thrust into a work-at-home society speaking information as intimate voices at a safe distance; immediate reports from quarantine.

Hours of "going live" have been expanded during the KDX program day as we now carry Fault Lines with Garland Nixon & Lee Stranahan, 6 to 9 AM CDT; The Thom Hartmann Program 11 AM to 2 PM CDT; Loud and Clear with Brian Becker & John Kiriakou, 3 to 5 PM; and The Critical Hour with Dr. Wilmer Leon at 5 PM. All of these programs provide continual reports and updates on current developments with input from expert spokes-people and frequent listener comment.

The International Voice of KDX streams from KDX-OGG at kdxradio.com and hyper-local transmission sends out at 89.9 MHZ from a C.Crane FM2 transmitter to the near reaches of our campus.

Friday March 20, 2020 12:52 MIDNIGHT CDT
Heroes On the Front Lines

Grocery workers deserve hazard pay.

Ftiday March 20, 2020 10:18 AM CDT
Will the Tall Midget Please Shut Up

The world's most towering fool happens also to be president of the United States and has switched from denying the Coronavirus to blaming it on China.


To him we say: Wednesday is trash day. Please be standing out on the curb.

Friday March 20, 2020 10:58 AM CDT
Show of Trust

To demonstrate that not all Americans are unthinking idiots KDX Worldround Radio today welcomes programs from Voice of China to our daily schedule.

Friday March 20, 2020 11:13 PM CDT
Power Workers May Live Their Work
Power Camping

Wednesday March 20, 2020 11:33 AM CDT
Copper
Copper

Friday March 20, 2020 2:49 PM CDT
The Most Far Fetched Far Out Screwy Nonsensical Ridiculous Crazy Idea Yet

A local radio station plans to switch to an All Christmas format for sheltering in place.
People will be so happy to die. The suicide rate will shoot through the roof.
Somebody should set up a huge jamming transmitter.

Friday March 20, 2020 8:24 PM CDT
Census Bureau News and the Coronavirus Pandemic
From a Census Worker

Friday March 20, 2020 8:38 PM CDT
Some Letter Carriers Have Coronavirus Symptoms
Sick Mail

Saturday March 21, 2020 11:56 AM CDT
God's Plan: Outline for a Science-Supernatural Semi-Fiction by Carl Blare

A wounded earth sends clear hints that human activity is causing injurious harm to its ecosystem. Warning Messages take the form of violent weather events, horrific wildfires, rising seas, droughts, famines, nuclear incidents, mass extinctions and predictable disasters in the near future but it all proves too subtle and humanity fails to apply course corrections.

The planet shifts to a "no more nice guy" stance and aims a targeted Coronavirus to innoculate itself against further human contamination.

Sunday March 22, 2020 11:37 AM CDT
Dumb and More Dumber

So, you get Don Trump, Mike Pence, Mike Pompeo, Betsy DeVoss, Steve Mnuchin, Mitch McConnell and Ben Carson in a circle.

You'll have seven circle jerks.

Sunday March 22, 2020 1:03 PM CDT
How Long is a While?

We'll be sheltering in place for awhile.
Is there somewhere else you'd rather be?

Eating our way out isn't such a bad price.
Life online virtual tourism free of travel
Confined aboard cruiseship earth
Exits of death

Sunday March 22, 2020 1:35 PM CDT
If prayer worked we wouldn't be in this mess.
- Matt Dillahunty on Atheist Experience

Sunday March 22, 2020 3:45 PM CDT
Perfect Guide to Social Distancing

Sunday March 22, 2020 7:35 PM CDT
Islands Among Streams

All the cars are parked while the world streams in busy exploration of film titles, of which we have two to share, both about broadcasting.

Swing State is a radio movie about a low paid liberal rock jock who gets an abrupt and unexpected assignment to sub for the right-wing conservative hate host down the hall and does so well that he soon gets promoted to national syndication.

Weather Girl opens as a TV weather woman stages an on camera melt-down because the anchor man jilted her in favor of a new affair with his younger sexier co-host.

Having enjoyed several decades in radio and TV I may have witnessed a few things that would substantiate such story-lines, but I'm bound by a perpetual non-disclosure clause, unwritten as it may be, issued by myself as a professional courtesy for the many companies I've worked for over those years. Oh ya, companies and their employees have all kinds of laundry they'd prefer to conceal, and maybe so do you. The most I can do is brag that I know what's under-the-carpet, so to speak, but, in priestly style the seal of the confessional cannot be violated.

In any case the two movies can be found on YouTube.

Monday March 23, 2020 9:38 AM CDT
Will the Internet Be Shut Down?

President Donald Trump has declared a National Emergency in the United States, under which he has more than 100 additional powers including the authority to shut down the internet.
Source - Law and Disorder Radio Program

Monday March 234, 2020 9:52 AM CDT
Boomer sort of reviews or reflects or genuflects our science-supernatural semi-fiction (Mar. 21)

More Blare and the gleam

Hi Unca Carl,

Maybe that's what happened, people anthropomorphized natural events of the Earth and called it God.

Boomer

Anything is true in super-nature -- Carl

Monday March 23, 2020 1:13 PM CDT
Squeezing Gold Out of a Bloody Turnip

This out-of-work broadcaster found a brilliant way to apply his skills during isolation.
An Idea That Could Easily Be Applied By Low Power Radio Stations

Monday March 23, 2020 11:05 PM CDT
Pandemic Masterpiece - Emily Annette
Best Advice

Tuesday March 24, 2020 9:27 PM CDT
Coronavirus Information Basics - Skeptoid
Covid19 Toolkit

Tuesday March 24, 2020 9:56 PM CDT
A word from Artisan Radio About the Enemy Domestic

Stupidity

Throughout the Covid crisis, the world has seen the best and the worst
in our leaders and people.

The best - leaders such as Canada's Trudeau or France's Macron.

The worst - leaders such as Trump, who is placing his reelection
prospects ahead of potentially tens of thousands of lives by pushing to
end social distancing in favor of the economy.

I just read a poll which had the approval for Trump's handling of the
virus outbreak at 60%.

I guess it's really true that most Americans are stupid (present company
excluded).  Obviously a large part of Trump's base (elderly white
people) don't realize that they have the loaded gun pointed squarely at
themselves.

People are in the habit of life but cannot visualize death because they've never experienced it and don't know what to expect.
This is the kind of time when people trust their hopes to fraudsters both political and religious.

Wednesday March 25, 2020 11:10 AM CDT
Artisan Radio published a brilliant message at part15.org, reprinted here:

There’s a new movement afoot.

In Italy, Spain, and now Canada, at a specific time each day (7PM here in the Vancouver, BC, Canada area), people come out on their balconies, into their yards and onto the streets to cheer Covid first responders and those on the front lines – healthcare workers, police, firefighters, essential workers.

This would be a great way to plug your Part 15 station into the community everyone says they want to serve.  Forget about moronic politicians, and recognize who and what really matters.

I’m in the process of creating a track that consists of sirens, as well as people cheering and clapping, and will be scheduling it to play every 7pm on Artisan Radio.

It may be a small gesture.  But if there’s one thing that we’re learning, we’re all in this together. 

Artisan's message mirrors a thought I have... the part 15 (low power) stations we've been mingling with for years have been repeating the same hit music recalled from childhood while kidding themselves that this serves the community. Now, with the world plunging into devastation, they still dig in and continue to present the same old same old. It occurs to me that now would actrually be a good time to truly serve the community. KDX does so with 24-hours of continuous global coverage of the pandemic and economy. Maybe some of the others will "come to".

Friday March 27, 2020 5:36 PM CDT
NEWS POINTS
• It makes you wonder why the president, his cabinet, and all his sycophants are seemingly immune from COVID19.
• Under a national emergency the president can shut down broadcasting, the internet, seize bank accounts and automatically arrest people on lists.
• Research has found that dogs and cats are able to contract COVID19 and spread it to humans.
• According to all registration and certification data bases there is no such organization as the ALPB (Association for Low Power Broadcasters).
• Brooce has successfully DXed WINS in New York using a crystal set.
• Judging from his slurred speech and lack of mental focus is Joe Biden drunk, unprepared, or in decline?
• And that Chuck Schumer who is never seen without eye glasses half-way down his nose. Does he sleep like that? Eat dinner like that? Hug his wife like that?
• Education Secretary Betsy DeVoid looks happy because school has been called off and it's easier than ever for her to slack.
• Secretary of State Pompious is determined to slur the Chinese and working quite hard trying to incite others to join along.
• When the White House speaks you wonder what the lie is behind what they are saying.
• Working from home is illegal in residentially zoned neighborhoods.
• Being on public streets is banned but the buses are running on schedule.
• COVID-19 quacks like a duck as the U.S. increases sanctions against Iran & issues false criminal charges against President Maduro of Venezuela.

Saturday March 28, 2020 11:16 AM CDT
From an isolated compound in Northern California TUC Radio shares this drone footage with The Blog:
San Francisco in Quarantine

Saturday March 28, 2020 11:23 AM CDT
60-Second COVID PSA from AAIRO

Saturday March 28, 2020 5:07 PM CDT
View from the Past - Recommended Reading

Every year I read again the beautifully written book of philosophy titled The Myth of Sysiphus by Albert Camus, yet I've read his The Plague only one time. Well, the day has come for another reading.
Suddenly in Vogue

Sunday March 29, 2020 1:20 PM CDT
Video Shared from Station8
COVID-19 Expert with Facts

Sunday March 29, 2020 6:06 PM CDT
Illusive Lucidity

Of course the function of government is or should be of a socialist kind wherein the government represents the collective interests of its human constituents.
It is the place of corporate business to operate in a capitalist way with government functioning in an oversight capacity to safeguard public interest. - Carl Blare

Sunday March 29, 2020 7:37 PM CDT
If I Made This Up Nobody Would Believe Me
Why Trump Can't Hold a Parade Just Now

Sunday March 29, 2020 10:22 PM CDT
Passing the Buck is Not a Solution

We hear many recommendations to depopulate the prisons to reduce the liklihood of institutional spread of COVID19, but releasing hundreds or thousands of people to the streets with no employment or housing prospects will drastically complicate the public emergency.

Tuesday March 31, 2020 12:39 NOON
Memorial to Ourselves

There are a trail of symphonies left incomplete by composer deaths, much the way lives now are ending without their planned completion.
We are here amidst our own extinction trying not to be convinced that the game is over.
Anton Bruckner knew his time was short when composing his Ninth Symphony, expressing to his doctor, "Now I dedicate my last work to the majesty of all majesties, the beloved God, and hope that he will give me so much time to complete the same." But God was Anton's virus leaving the Fourth (final) Movement undone.
This Symphony is a blueprint for the Coronavirus Pandemic. This performance under the baton of Gunter Wand is a masterpiece of detail.
Bruckner's Incomplete 9th

Curse of the Ninth

Tuesday March 31, 2020 6:21 PM
Classical Music in a Time of Uncertainty



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