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[liberationtech] Creating a Pirate FM Radio

Walid Al-Saqaf admin at alkasir.com
Mon Mar 7 12:01:34 PST 2011


Perfect! Thanks for this information and I'd love to get in touch with
Yahel.

Sincerely,

Walid

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Walid Al-Saqaf
Founder & Administrator
alkasir for mapping and circumventing cyber censorship
https://alkasir.com <walid.al-saqaf at oru.se>


On Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 8:54 PM, Sky (Jim Schuyler) <sky at cyberspark.net>wrote:

> I'd like to suggest a resource you can check out by emailing Yahel
> Ben-David (founder of http://airjaldi.com/ in India) who has set up
> multiple "local" FM micro stations for big (multi-thousand people) events
> where not only the speaker but simultaneous translation was available. My
> personal opinion is that FM is superior because the quality is good and it
> is intentionally short-range, whereas AM may have less fidelity and a longer
> range but more potential to interfere with commercial AM broadcast stations.
> This kind of setup is commonly used in many countries, including here in the
> US, because it's lightweight and portable, and minimally intrusive on local
> airwaves.
>
> Yahel said-
>
> The top of my achievements in this space was to transmit 8 simultaneous
> translation channels (8 languages) for the Kalachakra...
> We had English and original Tibetan transmitted over very large distance to
> allow people to stay in their tents/hotels and tune-in...
> The other languages more localized to the venue (huge venue about 200,00
> [sic] people) ... or even to smaller areas where groups of listeners based
> on language would be concentrated.
>
> We bought crates of low-cost FM receivers with headphones...etc...
> I'll be happy to share experiences...
>
> Walid - I will send you Yahel's email address directly.
>
> [Sky]
>
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> On Mar 7, 2011, at 11:00 AM, Walid Al-Saqaf wrote:
>
> Great stuff. Thanks indeed. Lots to read and lots to consider.
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Walid
>
> -----------------
>
> Walid Al-Saqaf
> Founder & Administrator
> alkasir for mapping and circumventing cyber censorship
> https://alkasir.com <walid.al-saqaf at oru.se>
>
>
> On Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 7:54 PM, Steven Clift <clift at e-democracy.org>wrote:
>
>> On a related note, the Hmong community uses "telephone radios" where
>> folks dial-in via telephone to a radio program:
>>
>> http://www.radiohmong.com/about.htm
>>
>> I think some of them use teleconferencing services, but costs might be
>> low in the US because:
>>
>> http://teleconference.greymouse.com.au/blog/whats-catch-free-conference-calling-services
>>
>> On are related note, have you looked at this Drupal VOIP module ...
>> you could theoretically provide on-demand audio programming via
>> telephones as well:
>>
>> http://www.pbs.org/idealab/2011/03/drupal-now-accessible-via-any-phone063.html
>> http://drupal.org/project/voipdrupal
>>
>>
>> In terms of hacking cheap equipment:
>>
>> http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f19/fm-transmitter-hack-108371/
>>
>>
>> Which leads to ...
>>
>> http://www.amazon.com/Crane-FMT-Digital-Transmitter-Adapter/dp/B0000E6I1N
>>
>> Also spotted:
>>
>> http://www.amazon.com/Fail-Safe-Range-Professional-Transmitter-Antenna/dp/B003VZOUX4/ref=pd_sim_e_5
>>
>> Also, a few Google hits:
>> http://hackaday.com/2010/09/25/a-simple-fm-transmitter/
>>
>> http://www.ramseyelectronics.com/hk/default.asp?page=amfm
>>
>
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