Center of the
Bla Bla Galaxy
March 3, 2020 9:41 AM CST
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.
Word from Boomer
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
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.
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.
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
Tuesday March 3, 2020 9:56 AM CST
Progess on Restoring the Full Website
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!
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
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.
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
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
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
Report on Odds of Contracting COVID19
for Altered Honey
Sunday March 8,
2020 12:17 NOON CDT
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
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
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
11, 2020 7:26 PM CDT
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A new version of the permission enters into force once it is published
Wednesday March 11, 2020 8:19 PM CDT
Soap is Our Friend
Monday March 16, 2020 2:40 PM CDT
Metropolitan Opera Free Streaming
Monday March 16, 2020 5:21 PM CDT
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.
Monday March 16, 2020 5:46 PM
Website Recovery Progress Update -- There has been no progress.
Tuesday March 17, 2020 12:25 NOON
Observation About Commercial Radio
From Tha Dood
SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM INFORMATION STATION SPECIALISTS
Officials Relying On Radio in Mass Mitigation Effort”
- Agencies across the USA are turning
to their Emergency Advisory Radio Stations – fixed and portable – and
associated streaming services – to mitigate community virus
spread. Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) are assisting the
effort at every level.
- New micro radio stations are
available to advise motorists who arrive at drive-thru testing or POD
locations. One county has a portable version.
- Churches are operating services in
their parking lots with audio transmitted by radio to people who stay
in their vehicles to further the goal of social distancing. .
- Restrictions on assembly puts
additional value on StreamCASTing audio to citizens in their homes.
- A new PSA regarding COVID-19 is
available for broadcast – no charge – from AAIRO. Copies are available,
processed for Emergency Radio Stations and local broadcasters.
to receive The Source on a regular basis? Click here.
Information Station Specialists
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.
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
in 1983, Information Station Specialists is the USA's best known source
for information radio station equipment, advisory signage and related
WATCH OUT FOR CENSUS SCAMS - Huffington Post
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
Wednesday March 18, 2020 8:41 PM CDT
Brooce from New Location
Window At HAM Bench
Thursday March 19,
2020 9:07 AM CDT
Hold TeamSpeak Meeting
Thursday March 19, 2020 11:24 AM CDT
A Clear Look from a Clean Window
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
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.
Droning the Dog - RT
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
Ftiday March 20, 2020 10:18 AM CDT
Will the Tall Midget Please Shut Up
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
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
Wednesday March 20, 2020 11:33 AM CDT
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
Somebody should set up a huge
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
Some Letter Carriers Have
Saturday March 21, 2020 11:56 AM CDT
God's Plan: Outline for a
Science-Supernatural Semi-Fiction by Carl Blare
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.
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
Is there somewhere else you'd rather
Eating our way out isn't such a bad
Life online virtual tourism free of
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
March 22, 2020 3:45 PM CDT
Perfect Guide to
Sunday March 22, 2020 7:35 PM CDT
Islands Among Streams
the cars are parked while the world streams in busy exploration of film
titles, of which we have two to share, both about broadcasting.
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
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
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
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?
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
March 234, 2020 9:52 AM CDT
Hi Unca Carl,
what happened, people anthropomorphized natural events of the Earth and
called it God.
Anything is true in super-nature
Boomer sort of reviews or reflects
or genuflects our science-supernatural semi-fiction (Mar. 21)
More Blare and
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.
Idea That Could Easily Be Applied By Low Power Radio Stations
March 23, 2020 11:05 PM CDT
Pandemic Masterpiece - Emily Annette
March 24, 2020 9:27 PM CDT
Tuesday March 24, 2020 9:56 PM CDT
A word from Artisan Radio About the
Covid crisis, the world has seen the best and the worst
in our leaders
The best -
leaders such as Canada's Trudeau or France's Macron.
The worst -
leaders such as Trump, who is placing his reelection
of potentially tens of thousands of lives by pushing to
distancing in favor of the economy.
I just read a
poll which had the approval for Trump's handling of the
I guess it's
really true that most Americans are stupid (present company
Obviously a large part of Trump's base (elderly white
realize that they have the loaded gun pointed squarely at
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:
Coronavirus Information Basics -
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
• 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
• 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
COVID-19 quacks like a duck as the U.S. increases sanctions against
& issues false criminal charges against President Maduro of
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
March 28, 2020 11:23 AM CDT
60-Second COVID PSA from
Saturday March 28, 2020 5:07 PM CDT
View from the Past - Recommended
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.
Sunday March 29,
2020 1:20 PM CDT
COVID-19 Expert with Facts
Sunday March 29, 2020 6:06 PM CDT
Video Shared from Station8
course the function of government is or should be of a socialist kind
wherein the government represents the collective interests of its human
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
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
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.
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
Tuesday March 31,
2020 6:21 PM
Music in a Time of Uncertainty