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National Radio Day, August 20. Who Knew?

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National Radio Day, August 20. Who Knew?

Post by SolarMax » Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:11 am

Seems like just yesterday we were observing National Radio Day 2018, but, here we are again, gathering together, or hiding in solitary, for National Radio Day, 2019!
Turn on a radio, if you can find one, and listen to it, at least for a little while.
It's like magic, to hear music and talking, without an assist from a phone, telecom or cable cartel.
Praise Fessenden!
"Radio: The Original Wireless."

National Radio Day



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Re: National Radio Day, August 20. Who Knew?

Post by Ed Joseph » Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:34 pm

I put together an old-school type music radio program and had someone broadcast it on shortwave. I'm still getting reports and sending QSLs out. Covered half the US and Canada and even got reception reports from France, Netherlands and Norway! My contribution to the craft.


I confirm all my information through a high, white whore's souse!

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Re: National Radio Day, August 20. Who Knew?

Post by Radio Chili » Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:34 am

How fun!!

Are costs 'high' to do that?



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Re: National Radio Day, August 20. Who Knew?

Post by Ed Joseph » Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:56 am

Actually, I didn't pay a penny. Some shortwave stations sell an hour for $50 or less. WBCQ was doing an hour for $25 I think, just recently.

And I just got a report from a listener in Japan this morning!


I confirm all my information through a high, white whore's souse!

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Re: National Radio Day, August 20. Who Knew?

Post by Turkeytop » Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:12 pm

Ed Joseph wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:56 am
Actually, I didn't pay a penny. Some shortwave stations sell an hour for $50 or less. WBCQ was doing an hour for $25 I think, just recently.

And I just got a report from a listener in Japan this morning!

Nice. So, how do you do it? Did you have to go to their studio to do the program?



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Re: National Radio Day, August 20. Who Knew?

Post by Ed Joseph » Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:13 pm

I produced the program in my home studio and edited it in Audition. Then, I sent the finished file to an ftp server. The broadcast originated on a 300 watt station on the east coast. Another station will be airing it in Amsterdam as well. They have 1kW.


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Re: National Radio Day, August 20. Who Knew?

Post by Turkeytop » Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:34 pm

Ed Joseph wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:13 pm
I produced the program in my home studio and edited it in Audition. Then, I sent the finished file to an ftp server.
That kind of stuff is way beyond me.



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Re: National Radio Day, August 20. Who Knew?

Post by Ed Joseph » Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:26 pm

I've been doing digital editing for 25 years! And I've been on internet ten years before the Web ever existed!


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Re: National Radio Day, August 20. Who Knew?

Post by Turkeytop » Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:32 pm

Ed Joseph wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:26 pm
I've been doing digital editing for 25 years! And I've been on internet ten years before the Web ever existed!

Smart ass. :blink



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