Showing posts from 2011

Pirate Radio USA, The Movie

Pirate Radio USA, the movie, is available to watch free online (hulu) here:
Well worth the time.

Free Radio Berkeley Video

Kiss FM

Some places, starting out as a pirate radio operator doesn't get you BANNED FOR LIFE from getting license.

Great article on the old Radio Caroline Crew and what they're up to

Born of Pirate Radio, Seeking a Spot on British Dial
All they want is a old AM frequency no one is using and the Ofcom (Brit's version of the FCC) are being dicks.

REALLY low power radio: LPAM

Several years ago, when Sparky and I first started up KBFR/Boulder Free Radio in Boulder, we had several wacky ideas about STL (Studio Transmitter Link) approaches uses standard 2.4Mhz (wifi, essential) beams, FM microcells that hang off the side of walls scattered around a city and the internet as a backbone to feed tons of small 'stations' using part 15 rules.

Sparky just sent me this:
Can You Do a Lot With 0.1 Watt?Looks like some folks in CA are trying some of these approaches for real.

Take a very low powered AM transmitter, hook it to a laptop with internet access, broadcast the stream from your radio studio to the laptop.

Now, do that again, over and over, across a high density neighborhood. Voila! A radio network!

Pirate radio as a 'just in case' media and message system when it all gets shut down

The internet could never be shut down, right?


Eygpt managed to do just that this last week.

What if every city and major towns had a few pirate radio operators set up and ready to go on air in the event something as 'unthinkable' as the internet getting shutdown actually happened?

They don't have to be up 24/7. Hell, they don't even have to operating at all. Just ready to if the need arose.