[Noisebridge-discuss] The Radio gauntlet is not tossed.

Norman Bradley pryankster at gmail.com
Fri Aug 16 05:01:32 UTC 2013

I'll check the KCAH call tomorrow.

We can only have 1 antenna and transmitter. From a cost point of view 
co-locating it at Noisebridge is the best.

It has been a long day. I will investigate on the government sites 
tomorrow. Call this an initial heads up. We only have 2 months to get it 

As for transmitting a show, it is likely that we could set up an 
internet feed and do pre-recorded. I will fimd out.


You are entitled to your own opinion.
You are NOT entitled to your own facts.


On 8/15/2013 6:31 PM, Alexandra Glowaski wrote:
> Can we get KCAH?
> I don't know how this stuff works, but would it be useful to have 
> another antenna elsewhere (say, an as-yet unidentified location in SoMa)?
> I'd be interested in contributing, if this gets off the ground. Would 
> one have to be at NB in order to broadcast?
> We could have some kind of long-running auditory thingimajig to fill 
> up space. A programmable performance of 
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/As_Slow_as_Possible ?
> An auditory riff off of that thing somebody brought to a 5MOF that 
> will eventually display every possible combination of B&W pixels on a 
> screen?
> A musical Game of Life?
> So many terrible ideas, so much potential time to fill! >:D
> On Thu, Aug 15, 2013 at 6:22 PM, Norman Bradley <pryankster at gmail.com 
> <mailto:pryankster at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     A while back people were talking about getting a part of the Radio
>     Spectrum for Noisebridge. Well here it is. I can work out the
>     technical parts but somebody else needs to take care of the
>     filings. The window of opportunity is October 15-29, 2013 and for
>     the first time urban stations will be allowed. The license holder
>     must have been in the community for at least 2 years.
>     The range is about 10 miles although given our location at the
>     bottom of a valley I wouldn't bet on it. With this power it is
>     line-of-sight. We should be able to hit Dolores Park and most of
>     the Market Street area from the Civic Center North. Bayview and
>     Hunter's Point? Forget it there is a hill in the way. These are
>     just guesses.
>     We need to prove that we won't interfere with existing stations.
>     That starts with just walking around the Mission and listening to
>     your FM Radio. The more technical details I will work out with
>     some modeling software later.
>     The FCC is giving extra points to stations that will be on the air
>     at least 20 hours a day and is "publicly accessible". A good time
>     to reach out to our neighbors. I am assuming that some of that can
>     be pre-recorded or streamed in from the net. If it is coming over
>     the net we will need to be very careful about who has access.
>     There's that whole no profanity rule.
>     So let us get K - - - on the air. KNOS, NBRG, KNOI are all taken
>     and it must start with a K, West of the Mississippi and all.
>     So here are some of the relevant web sites:
>     The original article from John Hightower:
>     http://otherwords.org/get-radio-active/
>     The Prometheus Radio Project, "Freeing the airwaves from corporate
>     control": http://www.prometheusradio.org/
>     More information from Prometheus:
>     http://www.prometheusradio.org/FCC_Update_June2013
>     -- 
>     You are entitled to your own opinion.
>     You are NOT entitled to your own facts.
>     Norman
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