The Artisan Radio Blog

August 25, 2020 17:05 Pacific - Who's Running the Country?

Here's the answer.

August 24, 2020 22:14 Pacific - I'm Back

I've just made my final post to Part15.org and the Part 15 Forums in general.  One of the first things I'm doing to get my mojo back is to ignore what's left of the Part 15 Forums.  They're filled with negativity, general ignorance, ego boosting posts and in some cases, outright falsehoods.  Not to mention right wing-based racism and sexism.  I got into Part 15 broadcasting without them, so why bother to waste my time?  I figure they need me far more than I need them.  Few who participate in those things want to hear any opinions other than those that they already hold themselves anyway.

I make an exception, of course, for the Blare Blog.  I've known Carl since the beginning, and value his opinions and judgement greatly.  Plus, we share information and correspond freely.

As for my radio station, I'm beginning to get glimmers of ideas on what I would like to do.  Hopefully those glimmers will coalesce into solid ideas over the next little while.  I want the station to be more than just music (even if it is historical classical and/or opera).

One thing I've decided upon.  I'm going to acquire a ProCaster and broadcast on the AM band.  I've realized that I'm never going to get the kind of FM range in a suburban setting that I was able to achieve in my ideal installation on semi-rural Bowen Island (transmitter on a rooftop, at the top of a hill, overlooking, amongst other things, a ferry lineup with lots of people in cars with sensitive car radios).  AM will give me the best chance to achieve similar range in my current location, and there are open frequencies to boot (unlike FM).

I'm starting to get excited again...

August 14, 2020 14:52 Pacific - Sabbatical

The blog will be on sabbatical for the forseeable future while we figure out what we really want to do with it.