May 31, 2021 6:12 AM CDT -- A Radio Program for Today
Zionism, the idea of creating a Jewish homeland in Palestine, was and
is a settler colonial project that started 100 years ago. But Zionism
had a problem. It’s illustrated by the story of an early Zionist
Congress in Vienna sending three rabbis to Palestine to report on what
they saw. The rabbis went and reported back that “the bride is
beautiful but she’s married to another man.” Palestine was densely
populated and had been for thousands of years. It was not, as Zionist
propaganda would have it, a land without a people for a people without
Sunday May 30, 2021 11:31 AM CDT -- What's With the Holiday?
The Internet Building
nothing in the FCC rules that give radio stations a holiday, but for
many years most stations give their main talent and major programs time
off not just for holidays but for weekends as well. No wonder listeners
have drifted away from radio. On their day off and on their holidays
all the stations have nothing to offer, so no wonder radio is a dying
industry. Here at KDX it's not like that. We are here, on the air,
weekends and holidays with the best of fresh live programs. Oh, and
don't be U.S. centric. A lot of these holidays are exclusive to the
United States and are not celebrated in other countries, so keep that
in mind if your signals cross borders. Never say, "And a Happy 4th of
July to everyone in Europe!" The world already views us as lame-headed
based on the loutish behavior of American tourists. For a pamphlet on
how to act in public send a stamped self-addressed envelope to "Act Smarter Than You Are"
in care of this station.
Saturday May 29, 2021 6:11 PM CDT -- Ian Freeman is a Free Man
Principle host of Free Talk Live, Ian Freeman, is free on bail
following several weeks in jail.
is Ian's 2nd night back on the air being heard live on KDX Worldround
Radio. Another host, known by the legally adopted name "Nobody" remains
in custody over expressed anger that tipped the court against his
release. The two hosts were the longest held of six associates arrested
in an FBI raid of the FTL studios over an alleged bitcoin crime
scheduled for trial in the months ahead.
Saturday May 29, 2021 6:03 PM CDT -- Inventory of Trauma
Saturday May 29, 2021 6:01 PM CDT --
all born into a losing struggle.
- Christopher Hitchens, philosopher
Saturday May 29, 2021 5:59 PM CDT --
first obstacle to thinking clearly
is the human tendency toward wrong thinking.
- C. Blare
Friday May 28, 2021 9:17 AM CDT -- Deterioration of the Recorded Past --
of the recorded past has not been part of most business plans for
commercial broadcast and recording operations because archival
materials offer little to the financial bottom line. It is therefore
generally true that most "collecting" of historic recorded media falls
to individual hobbyists and underfunded history societies. Other
complications hamper meaningful housing of sound collections including
rights obligations, i.e., copyright ownership, reproduction rights,
distribution rights. After everything, much of what's taken place was
never recorded to begin with.
Monday May 24, 2021 2:18 PM CDT -- Carl Blare: Dog Reader --
the groundskeeper for Worldround Radio I was doing the grass along the
public walkway listening to KDX on the Sangeon U1 Construction Site
Radio when along came an English bulldog with it's owner on leash.
passed, the dog stopped and was fixated by the voice of Thom Hartmann
coming from the radio. The leash lady explained they were passing by
because this was the dog's customary route and wouldn't let her choose
an alternate route. I said, "I think he's interested in the radio. He
can sniff it if he wants to." And indeed, as she let the leash, the dog
went face-to-grill with the radio. For a brief moment he looked like he
was going to squat, but decided instead to stand sideways across the
front of the radio where his whole body could sense the vibrations.
Very briefly it looked like he was about to raise a leg but decided
otherwise. "I think he likes it", I said as the two continued happily
on their way and I returned to manual
grass cutting with our precision Brill Mower made in Germany.
Monday May 24, 2021 11:22 AM CDT -- The Longest
Running Call-In Talk Show in Radio History --
Sunday May 23, 2021 11:28 AM CDT -- Brett Cavanaugh Admits It Was the
Sunday May 23, 2021 9:08 AM CDT -- In the Words of William Shatner --
it easy. Nothing matters in the end. If I'd known that at 20, I
wouldn't have done anything."
Shatner at 90
Saturday May 22, 2021 3:45 PM CDT -- Something Like What Brooce Did --
described setting up a receiving station way out in the back yard which
relayed the received station into the house via a C.Crane FM2
Transmitter. I did a similar experiment but for a different reason. It
happened in the days before I had the means to check the AM part 15
transmitter's output at close range, so I placed an AM radio outdoors
about 100' away with a Schoche FM Transmitter attached. Listening on FM
to the distantly received AM signal, I could listen for increase to
signal strength as I adjusted the antenna capacitor. These days I have
all kinds of signal strength measurement equipment but have a new idea
for placing an AM radio onboard a remote-controlled drone with return
channel from the same kind of FM arrangement so the signal could be
sampled at ever greater distances from home base, hoping to avoid
overhead wires and tree branches.
Saturday May 22, 2021 11:30 AM CDT -- Combiners --
a single broadcast antenna to radiate transmissions from two or more
stations requires a special interface known as a combiner. The combiner
is a complex of ATUs (antenna-tuning-units) and filters that match the
resonances from each station to the properties of the single antenna,
and blocks the backflow of RF energy into each-others transmitters.
Just as it's difficult to describe, it is even more complicated to
properly design such a circuit for the unique conditions of given
It has been asked whether stations operating at the
low power levels of FCC rules Part 15 could share a single antenna by
way of a combiner circuit, and the answer depends on the particular
FCC rule in question. To avoid being caught in a book-length
we'll look at two specific examples.
Perhaps the most common
part 15 rule applying to the majority of small AM radio stations is
15.219 and its two immovable requirements: non-negotiable antenna
length of 3-meters; RF power at input to final RF stage 100 mW. In this
case a combiner, which loses precious signal strength cannot be
compensated for by raising the level to the final RF stage, thus would
The second example being carrier current, the
rule (15.221) does allow combining transmitters because RF power can be
upward to compensate for circuit loss so long as the radiated field
strength at a given distance from the power line is met, and in fact
there was a combiner commercially available from LPB (Low Power
Broadcasters - defunct manufacturer) for this exact purpose. We possess
the printed circular describing this product, which was a custom order
based on the frequencies used in a given circumstance, but have never
seen one of these units on Ebay, where older equipment is sometimes
found. Of course a well trained engineer could design such a combiner.
Friday May 21, 2021 10:02 AM CDT -- This Show Can Only Be Free If You
Donate Money --
title is a bit sarcastic but stands to make a point worthy of thought.
Almost everything on the internet these days is free, but depends on
donations. Hell, I'm free, if you buy me lunch. Well, I guess I'm
talking about media which has lost its central powerhold and splintered
into an ever growing number of outlets, all panhandling their way into
the future. Just this morning I read that another cable news channel is
opening shop and all day long the internet flashes deals and discounts
on newspaper subscriptions, or should we say former newspapers, now
reduced to the commonality of digital journals not really much
different than The Blare Blog, except that our Blog doesn't bother with
fund raising but at the cost of having no staff, resulting in less
coverage, or as I prefer to say, slower coverage. Give us time and
we'll say everything. It's not just the climate that's in collapse, the
entire media world is draining into a digital sinkhole. Large media
dinosaurs are grabbing at conglomeration in a desperate bid to regain
mastery of the marketplace by owning everything, but small startups
keep diluting the available audience until eventually even corporate
gianthood will end up as a hobby pastime. Earth itself is nearly
squeezed dry and our species has a plan to migrate to a hostile planet
incapable of supporting life representing a last stand for optimism.
The only remaining question will be whether digital storage holds up to
Thursday May 20, 2021 11:47 AM CDT -- Drilling for Results --
Monday we conducted a drill to determine the possible benefits and
drawbacks of reducing the amount of time this website and blog would
remain available online. The experiment was very informative and
brought several things to the forefront of our thoughts, but no changes
are planned pending further study. For the time being the status quo
will remain the same.
Thursday May 20, 2021 11:43 AM CDT -- New Ways to Capture Wind Power --
Wednesday May 19, 2021 10:01 AM CDT -- LPTV Is Still a Thing
the sheltered confines of the KDX world we are long out of touch with
broadcast television in our local area. The last television program we
remember seeing was the Dave Letterman Show on local analog channel 4,
and when analog TV ended we divorced from further participation in OTA
(over-the-air) TV. From our remove we noticed occasional news about
digital upgrading and channel repacking and remained aware that local
stations exist in some form but lack interest in rejoining their
audience. Of lesser notice was the status of one or two LPTV stations
known to exist, but mention of them faded away until today we read that
LPTV (low power TV) transmitters have a market, which tells us that
such stations continue to operate.
Wednesday May 19, 2021 6:57 AM CDT -- Exband (expand) the Band Keep
Studio Warm --
Boomer in charge of keeping this blog afloat -
Glad that the new photo
editing method is working out, and you can
make pictures almost any size for a site, even down to one pixel! I
call it optimizing a website, and the idea was started in the 1990s
when people started to make pages with large images, and a page
could take a couple of minutes to load on the slower modems of the
time, so people wouldn't wait around.
It's also good, as you
are doing, to make images the actual size
you're going to use on a page, not just size them with the codes.
Using actual size will speed up the scroll on some browsers. An
example would be, if the image you want to post is 1024x768, then
in the HTML it would be width=1024, height=768. These are good old
fashion tactics that still work to make browsing better.
I've seen the Blare Blog
talk about website servers heating up the
room with continuous operation. A popular home web server is now
the Raspberry Pi with server software installed on it, like Apache
or NGINX. The Pi a mini computer in a case about the size of a
large soap bar, with a 5 volt DC adapter cube, and it only uses a
few watts to operate, with little heat. A whole Pi system can be
had for less than 100 dollars, and half that if you get an older
model, like the Pi 2 or 3, while the latest is 4.
There are tutorials
about setting up a Pi Server, but most start
with the user having knowledge of the Pi already, and I'm looking
for a guide that teaches the whole process.
I've thought that the FM
band could be extended once analog TV
stations were moved to UHF. With few or no open frequencies on the
88-108 band in most cities, it's obvious radio needs more
frequencies to use. It's just a dozen megahertz for a radio service
that people use every day, why should the phone companies get it
I've seen that on the
news too about the 'innocent children' being
involved as casualties of war, and have thought the same thing
about it, all lives matter. People respond to those images with
basic emotions, it's mammalian to be moved by something innocent
being harmed, and there's a parental instinct in the desire to
protect. It's propelled various humane societies and orphanages for
years, and mass media is using the image of the innocent to gain
sympathy, I've seen it on both sides of the fighting coverage.
and Replies: As the Blog editor, a sentence imposed by the court as
'community service', Carl is very appreciative of the outsider art
lessons provided by Boomer to customize the images seen by the mass
public. And this new idea of putting the website aside into a handheld
Pi device is of great interest and we envision being the 'webside of
record' on the subject.
Monday May 17, 2021 1:36 PM CDT -- The Blog and Website May Be
Partially Shut Down --
a periodic review of our radio related web activities we are
operation on weekends and holidays only, which means kdxradio.com and
Blare Blog would be closed on ordinary week days. Another component
under review is streaming station KDX-OGG which is separable and can
operate independent of the website. These web related
operations do not impinge on part 15 local radio operations
in full service regardless of changes to our web presence. Nothing is
definite as of this time.
Monday May 17, 2021 1:15 PM CDT -- No WCTX --
Radio Locator shows station WATX at 1220 kHz in Hamden, Connecticut,
and shows no listing for a 'WCTX'.
Sunday May 16, 2021 8:29 AM CDT -- All Human Lives Matter --
about human on human war atrocities never fail to express dismay
regarding harm to children, as if harming children is the problem,
implying that carnage should be confined to adults. It shouldn't fall
to one lone blogger on a hobby radio website to point out what should
be obvious -- murdering humans is heinous business no matter
age. There is no logic by which mass slaughter becomes acceptable so
long as children are safeguarded. Children have no world at all if all
the adults are lined up and shot... to reiterate the obvious, no person
ever should be mown down, referring to the Israeli practice they call
'mowing the grass', by which they mean 'genocide against Palestinians'.
Warfare is childish, in the most pejorative sense.
Sunday May 16, 2021 8:08 AM CDT -- Proposal to Expand the U.S. FM Band
morning's weekly broadcast of Glenn Hauser's World of Radio opened with
mention of a proposal to extend the FM band to provide space to migrate
AM stations to a newly opened swath of FM channels. The Blare Blog went
to work linking into the matter:
Sunday May 16, 2021 6:43 AM CDT -- One Hour a Week to Inform Your
Saturday May 15, 2021 4:47 PM CDT -- It Is Still Unknown How the
Coronavirus Originated --
Friday May 14, 2021 7:45 PM CDT -- Chris Hedges On Israel
Friday May 14, 2021 7:18 PM CDT -- Closer Look At Remote Receiving
Brooce on duty:
started putting receivers out in the back yard
with Part 15 FM transmitters probably 10 years ago.
was so I could hear longwave broadcasts in the
house via the transmitter out in the yard. I heard Iceland's
domestic transmitter on 189 kHz that way. No need (for me) to
in the cold.
back in Hartford, Connecticut the receiving
location was mostly free of RF noise, although not on
are closer pictures of the current set-up in my
yard in Massachusetts.
stuff was going to be out here for a long time, the "shelter" would
be more sophisticated.
Carl axes: Did you ever hear WCTX Hamden?
Friday May 14, 2021 4:31 PM CDT -- Mass Murder in May --
Friday May 14, 2021 2:58 PM CDT -- Israel the Bad Neighbor --
Friday May 14, 2021 2:56 PM CDT -- Guarding the Entrance --
The Abortion Diary
Thursday May 13, 2021 5:19 PM CDT -- Remote Receiving Station --
Brooce comes to us by remote.
Hi Uncle Carl!
had to do some listening
on the AM BCB. It was to see if I could hear
WCTX, 1220 KC, Hamden, CT - 66 miles from here. This
had been dark and has come
back on air with 75 watts, and a horizontal wire antenna (!) from a
Special Temporary Authority (STA) issued by the FCC. My
receiving station in the cellar is undergoing adjustments, so I put
an animal carrying crate (just the top) in the back yard. Under it is a
C Crane SW general coverage portable,
which is feeding a C Crane FM transmitter on 107.5 MC. This
FM signal is received in the house by a Sony XDR-S3HD, and that can go
on to just about anything - but I have it going into a Bluetooth
which transmits to my Bluetooth headphones. Another FM
feeds an MP3
recorder and a cassette recorder. This works really well. And
on the frequency is really low. I think I have heard WCTX, but only for
seconds. There is a lot of competition on 1220 here. Here's a
Best Wishes - Brooce
Carl Blare in reply... I would call it Brooce's remote
receiving, re-sending, re-receiving and
re-re-re-sending/receiving-station. Note: there are no
pets in the pet carrier during receiving.
Thursday May 13, 2021 10:54 AM CDT -- Truth is No Mystery --
Everyday TVTECH Newsletter publishes a quote of the day. For example:
truth is in the mystery
consider that for a moment. Quantity wise only one truth and one
mystery are raised, so we'd say that there's one truth per mystery. Of
course we'd need to know there was a mystery to begin with or we
wouldn't have any reason to seek a truth. Therefore it might be fair to
assume that a mystery contains a clue as to what's being sought, e.g.,
'the pencil sharpener is gone' would narrow down the inquiry to the
status of the pencil sharpener, but we wouldn't know what happened to
the sharpener although we'd have cause to become suspicious about our
pencil inventory and might do a count, but that wouldn't become a
second mystery unless a shortage was confirmed. If in fact pencils were
missing along with the sharpener we'd have good reason to suspect a
thief was taking supplies and it would be good to check toilet paper
rolls and light bulbs. By now we have given our mystery numerous
possible branches but all based on the assumption there is only one
truth, which is to say one thief. Should the solution determine that
the night watchman took the stuff to facilitate the writing of his
memoir we'd have the truth, but at that point the mystery would cease
to exist so the truth would no longer be in the mystery.
- Akira Kurosawa, filmdirector, screenwriter,
Wednesday May 12,
2021 5:34 PM CDT -- Suppose you are very old and the gods offer you a
choice... you can either once again have the best women in town as
playmates, or, you will once again be able to consume all the wine or
beer you like. Which one would you pick? As for me, I'm still thinking
Wednesday May 12, 2021 5:19 PM CDT -- Stupid Things We Shouldn't Have
in everyone's life is something said stupidly that will always rattle
around in memory while we forget all about very smart things we may
have done. I'll tell you one of mine if you tell me one of yours.
Alright, it was maybe 10-years ago I was the guest on Keith Perron's
'Happy Station Show' on PCJ Media, the subject was Part 15 low power
radio, and I was recounting the story of how Mitch Miller was music
director for Columbia Records during the crossover between mono and
stereo LP records, responsible for wonderful records in many categories
except that he turned away Elvis Presley who ended up making RCA Victor
Records into a mega label. So far so good, but then I added, "I think
Mitch was right about Elvis." Keith never asked me back. Another stupid
thing in my
career just happened... admitting this story.
Monday May 10, 2021 -- Bend in the Road --
What radio reception awaits at the Bend In the Road
and his Part 15 Camera
Picture Processed by the
Boomer Irfanview Method
Monday May 10, 2021 -- Parking Lot Ambitions --
COVID Pandemic won't be ending anytime soon (Carl's wishful conjecture)
and I think parking lots still have the potential to bring low power
radio back into the mainstream the way it almost was in the memorable
days of Knight and Lafayette transmitter kits. Stories abound,
according to Bill Baker at The Source, of churches, performance acts,
and public services including vaccination sites. Serious station
operators contemplate having a parking lot of their own, and I, Carl
Blare, have an architectural idea for maximizing the use of a
prosperous parking operation. Imagine a city block devoted entirely to
parking. In the center of the lot would be a building on stilts housing
the radio station and management office. The space below the building
would be for staff parking and Carl's limo. In our troubled times many
people are living in their cars and vans and would be fully welcome to
park so long as they followed Rule # 1 - Be Polite. Other parkers might
include attendees wanting to enjoy our weekly symphony concert,
skipping real church by honoring J.R. BoB Dobbs and the Hour of Slack,
or hoping to catch a glimpse of Carl to see whether he looks as good as
he sounds. Far below ground would be the Elon Musk Tunnel connecting
all our stations and lots. Our stations may be low power but we have a
lot of it.
Sunday May 9, 2021 8:54 PM CDT -- Boomer Teaches Old Dog New Trick --
going over the instruction multiple times Boomer was able to show Carl
how to orient images on this Blog to keep them from tipping over. Carl
now awaits his diploma.
Sunday May 9, 2021 3:13 PM CDT -- Blare OnAir: On the Right Not to Bore
women have the right not to be pressed into motherhood just because of
what day it is. Special appearance by that man of beer, Bret Cavanaugh
of the Supreme Court .
Sunday May 9, 2021 8:17 AM CDT -- So Much for That Fantasy
too old for him.
Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP Photo
the one who should be climbing around on her. I mean, with her.
She's the Greene New Deal.
Saturday May 8, 2021 6:47 PM CDT -- Call For You from the Other Side
Imagine if the dead could perform a requiem for themselves. It would
sound like this.
Saturday May 8, 2021 4:21 PM CDT --
form of addiction is bad, whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or
- Carl Jung, Swiss psychologist
Saturday May 8, 2021 10:17 AM CDT -- Radio Artist
view of the radio medium has always centered on the wonderful radio
personalities that provided glib and entertaining banter on the mind's
stage, AKA the theatre of the mind. They're all gone now, replaced by
inferior "friendlies" who manage to yap trivia until the day is filled
up with gossip about movie stars, pop music celebs, sport names, and tv
reviews. Compared to other "arts" the radio art has little to show.
Gallery showing of Orson Welles "War of the Worlds" stands as perhaps
the chief example of great radio art, but it's become no more than a
repitition sort of like father's day. It was always my ambition to
become a radio artist and many program efforts consumed heroic
energy hoping to be recognized by a panel of peers only to
there were no peers while everyone else remembers radio for the songs
from high school which have to do entirely with song art which happens
to have only been a substitute for radio art. Disillusioned by it all I
now wander the back alleys sorting through part 15 dumpsters looking
for lost radio art. The radio dial has become a vacant lot strewn with
endless religious loops and unending ball games. Soon it will be
digitized which will do the same job as a nuclear bomb at a fraction of
Friday May 7, 2021 11:17 AM CDT -- PIRATE RADIO SERIES
The Verge, a news and information website, has podcasts on Pirate Radio
Friday May 7, 2021 8:09 AM CDT -- How To Keep Others from Knowing How
Stupid You Are
Don't beat up Asian people and no one will know you are a monumental
Friday May 7, 2021 7:55 AM CDT -- Hair Cut Selection
So, I showed my barber, Buster Boatrocker, this picture:
said, "Please cut my hair like this." Buster answered, "That's
a hair cut. You can get that look by not combing." I said, "Um, then
um, here's ten, let's skip a few weeks and thanks."
Friday May 7, 2021 7:45 AM CDT -- The 10-Story Rocket Falling to Earth
Probably Will Be Fine
worry about the 100-foot rocket falling out-of-control
toward earth. After all, 2/3rds of the globe is water and the
worst thing that
could happen would be loss of a cruise or cargo ship. If the thing
manages to crash on land, heck, part 15 radio stations make very small
Thursday May 6, 2021 11:58 AM CDT -- Why Do the States Need a Federal
simple terms it would make sense for the 50 States to jointly act
through an overarching organization to negotiate for lower bulk prices
for the benefit of the combined population, kind of like a national
Sam's Club (Uncle Sam's Club). But that's not what we have. The
original idea of a joint defense effort made good sense but neither is
that what we have. Instead, the States are lorded over by a kingdom of
unsophisticated federal slavemasters who bilk the population to
underwrite lavish life styles, murder peoples of the world with
assembly line mechanization, and surveille and imprison those at home
as part of massive vote suppression strategy. The public owns the
airwaves and is allowed to hold picnics within 100 milliwatts.
Thursday May 6, 2021 11:46 AM CDT -- Flying Over Unimportance
in the Midwaste, center of the Mississippi Valley, COVID remorse has
been kindled by the loss of sports involving toy balls, but in more
classy New York the Philharmonic stands as the standard bearer of
Thursday May 6, 2021 11:26 AM CDT -- Carl Blare's Stories of Some Truth
Story # 1: "Fifty Percent"
a 50% interest in doing yard work there was a 50% chance of rain. So, I
fell asleep at the controls of a high speed radio station shooting
worldwide at light speed and by a 50% chance woke up free of any
collisions noticing that it was raining. Somehow it all adds up to 100%
of no yard work and 100% of a cheese break.
Story # 2: "In the Cloud"
on the Parade Review Stand, formerly the front porch, I looked up at
the towering clouds floating above and contemplated all the computer
files stored there.
Thursday May 6, 2021 8:44 AM CDT -- Why Are Some Pictures Upside Down
visitors wonder why some of the pictures submitted by Brooce are not
shown in normal orientation. This is an unintended problem for the time
being, as Brooce's pictures arrive very large and require downsizing
but we have no control over whether they stand up or tip over. Our
consultant Boomer has sent some possible remedies and we'll eventually
dig into the problem but right now we are understaffed. There is an
opening for the job of problem solver for single woman available
without pay interviews Friday night at Carl's place.
Thursday May 6, 2021 8:25 AM CDT -- There
are multi-paths you can go by, but in the long run, there's still time
to change the road you're on
-- Lengthy wrap-around title of an email from Boomer which arrived last
night while no one was on duty here at The Blare Blog. Now that Carl
Blare has showed up late for work let's see what Boomer has to say:
It's nice to see some
positive think pieces about AM radio, and
leave it to a site about electronics design to stay balanced, where
more mainstream press is gloomy about radio broadcasting, and the
radio industry looks ahead to its glorious digital future (and the
money broadcasters will spend on that digital vacation). I read
some of those articles and wonder if either side is even listening
to the radio.
Here's another article
on AM radio from Electronic Design.
On Part-15 FM, I get the same kind of multipath, even with the
transmitter on the same side of the room as the receiver, and just
walking into the room or moving around can cause hum and static. I
find better reception when the transmitter is farther from the
receiver, or going outside with a radio, that seems to clear up the
I like the idea of FM relays for computer audio and connecting a
transmitter to the PC so as to listen on ordinary radios all over
the house. It felt like a nice luxury, but I did always have to
adjust antennas just right. I'm just using one FM system these
days, and run most of my programs and music through the carrier
current AM for remote listening.
You mentioned wi-fi internet radios, and I thought of that idea,
one of those with a Part-15 FM as a translator. I'm glad I didn't
get a wi-fi radio, they stop working when the database provider
goes out of business.
That classical 'Largo' piece you posted was interesting, it sounds
like movie soundtrack music, and I'm glad you could describe dream
picture you painted as you were listening to it.
Music gets right to the emotions, and some songs will even make pet
frogs sing. I'm glad you've kept your passion for music, some
people seem to lose it. That might be a radio station problem, they
don't move beyond the hits, or someone is just too busy to go on a
journey of musical discovery themselves and seek out greater
thrills in music.
The posts about signal strength meters on portable radios was a
good look back at the time Part 15 US was a strong site. Hard to
think it was just bad management that took all of the members away,
but it did seem like someone didn't care after the change to ORG.
Even the graphic with the mixer and headphones at the top of the
page looked cheapened, not as clear after the new site took
Another thing that I thought was negative after the comeback, the
advertising seemed to get more aggressive. For example, if you
mentioned getting to the top of your tower pole to put an antenna
there and you had to get a ladder out, you might get an ad banner
for ladder buying right in the middle of someone's posting where
the ladders had been mentioned.
Thursday May 6, 2021 8:06 AM CDT -- This Cruise Has Reached Morning
Good morning from The Blare Blog. Another The Morning
newsletter arrived by email and David Leonhardt wrote an interesting
account about the extension of Donald Trump's Facebook ban from which
"The problem is that Trump lies
Unlike many other politicians — including other recent presidents, from both parties — he
continues to make false statements even after other people have documented
their falseness. This behavior undermines the healthy functioning of
American democracy, particularly because Trump has such a large
Wednesday May 5, 2021 11:55 AM CDT -- Old School Radio ReUnion
Wednesday May 5, 2021 11:41 AM CDT -- Preserving Half a Century of
Wednesday May 5, 2021 10:47 AM CDT -- Know Ted Cruz
of us know very little about Ted Cruz because we ignore dull people,
but as one Hitler Wannabe moved out of the White House, it is important
to realize that Ted Cruz could be next in line with his expressed
mission of world domination. In this video you will discover what it is.
Wednesday May 5, 2021 9:16 AM CDT --
Wednesday May 5, 2021 6:53 AM CDT -- Troll Season
presence of so many trolls
makes the internet something of a sewer system
Tuesday May 4, 2021 9:01 AM CDT -- Multipath Mess
low power FM transmitters to distribute audio signals indoors
invariably proves to be unreliable because interfering multipath
conditions can arise from reflections affected by changing outdoor
conditions. At KDX we use FM channels in place of hardwire to monitor
several audio sources, but this week leafs have sprouted and heavy
rain dampens the campus resulting in loud static interference
radio channels that were perfectly pristine during the colder
bare-branched months. We previously abandoned using the FM band for STL
(Studio-to-Transmitter Links) because of the ever changing atmospheric
conditions that reshape and misshape signal reliability. We are
reaching the conclusion that there is no meaningful use of FM part 15.
Monday May 3, 2021 5:49 PM CDT -- Brooce Report of the Day
Hi Uncle Carl!
shot follows this text.
in this little bunch of messages I was talking about the transmitter
set-up for Part 15 here, so we will put the
receivers aside for a moment and get back to that.
WIFI radio working great still. More
will see the goofy little plastic audio mixer
in the foreground of the shot. Actually - it works very
well. It's just doesn't look like those 19 inch wide
jobs. I really like all the lights though. So it's taking
audio from the WIFI radio and is
feeding it to two Part 15 transmitters - one on AM and one on
FM. It can also feed a Bluetooth transmitter for my wireless
Bluetooth headset. Right now FM is going out on 91.5 and AM is on 600
KHz (mostly BLANK here in
daytime.) I usually run AM on 1580 here, but vintage radios
work better on the low end of the band, so there you
was originally using 530, and that was cool. But again, many
vintage radios only go down to 550 or 540 kHz so I didn't stay
there. Note the equalizer settings. I thought there
was too much bass on the 600 KHz audio - so the picture shows what I
on the left is a C Crane FM transmitter Version 2.0. We are
in the cellar so the
signal is puny. I'n just sending the FM signal to old FM
radios. A 50 year old FM receiver is in the kitchen, above,
running right now.
let's hit the SEND button.
Best Wishes - Brooooce
Sunday May 2, 2021 -- Television News Archive
Saturday May 1,
2021 -- The most familiar funeral march is Chopin's Piano Sonata # 2 in
b flat minor and there are a vast number of funeral marches by many
composers including quite a few by Beethoven, certainly a batch by
Gustav Mahler and this powerful one by Hector Berlioz for military band.
of the moment 3,184,440 COVID deaths worldwide are counted by the Johns
Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, over a million more than the
population of the St. Louis, Missouri, Metropolitan Area, almost enough
to fill 1,180 concert halls to full capacity.