New Broadcasters

 

So you’ve got that buzzy feeling it would be great to go to air running your own LPFM station.

Easy as, you may think.

“All I need is a transmitter, an old computer with me favourite songs on it and I’m on air. Nothin’ to it mate. Right.”

WRONG! There are others already on air sharing a narrow bandwidth. You may interfere with an existing transmission.

‘Na worries mate.  My program will be better than theirs. I’ll just broadcast over top them. OK!”

NOT OK. The problem is if you are interfering with them, the existing broadcaster will certainly  be interfering with you. It’s a LOOSE, LOOSE, LOOSE situation. You loose. Your fellow broadcaster looses. Most importantly the listener looses.

SO BEFORE YOU START CONSULT THE MAP TO SEE WHO IS ON AIR AND WHAT FREQUENCY IN YOUR LOCATION.
http://www.gareth.net.nz/lpfm_map.php

….. AND OH! JOIN THE LPFM SOCIETY. WE HAVE GUYS WILLING TO GIVE ADVICE ON HOW TO SET YOUR STATION UP PROPERLY.

“Ar gee thanks mate. Sweet!”

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 Posted by on 26 Mar 2013 at 07:11

  5 Responses to “New Broadcasters”

  1. We are currently in testing mode for our community radio broadcasting on 107FM

    All advice will be gratefully received and much appreciated.

    Thanks.

  2. Hey guys roughly how much does it cost to set up a low powered station?

    • $5371.83 + GST

      • Seriously though, if you’re going to do it properly, it could easily cost you $5K.
        It depends on how much you do yourself, on whether you have it properly engineered, and so many other factors, it’s impossible to answer.
        -P.

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