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

girlgeek girlgeek at wt.net
Fri Aug 16 08:02:18 UTC 2013

K NB _ ?  or K _ NB ?

On 8/16/2013 7:01 AM, Norman Bradley wrote:
> 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 together.
> As for transmitting a show, it is likely that we could set up an 
> internet feed and do pre-recorded. I will fimd out.
> Norman
> You are entitled to your own opinion.
> You are NOT entitled to your own facts.
> Norman
> 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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