April 2019

American Lung Association State of the State Report

Worth a look. Since I will be shopping for a new home within the next year, two tops, I am using this as one of the main criteria when searching for a place to buy a home. Read the report here and find out where your county or specific cities within each state scores.

Another radio update

I was able to eliminate the hum in the audio of the transmitter by moving it to another part of the home. While this still indicates a shielding problem against outside interference in the design of the unit it does mean I will be able to keep it and use the indoor antenna for a while until an outdoor antenna can be installed to increase the range of the station. This will allow testing of the new audio processing software and new automation software possible for the next few months. Thankfully it appears I will not have to return the transmitter to the manufacturer.

Another setback for the Radio Station

I just purchased a new i.a.m Talking House transmitter and unfortunately it has turned out to be defective. A serious non stop humming noise is heard over the audio of the signal and it the problem is with the transmitter itself, not the audio chain. And it is not possible to connect it to a exterior outdoor antenna since the switch to accomplish that is broken. It will have to be shipped back for a refund and possibly a replacement sent with the hope that it will be fully functioning and in working order.