Radio Station Update

Currently still in limbo with the Part 15 AM radio station. The new transmitter and Antenna Tuning Unit that I need to purchase to try at the existing location is delayed until the release of the new Antenna Tuning Unit. Hoping that will be by the Fall of this year. Once I am able to test that transmitter at the current location, I will know if the station has a chance of going on the air in Covington.

In the meantime I am beginning to research other locations to put the station in the event the transmitter won't function properly at this location. In addition to finding another location in Covington, I am also looking at some places outside this area. Since my current job is secure and I am able to move (transfer) freely within the company to another location, I am also keeping this option open at this time. One way or another my station will return to the air in the not too distant future.

Food for Thought

Some interesting food facts follow. Read these in a weekly free newspaper.

Vinegar has the power to melt pearls.

Eating Banana's can help fight Depression.

In the state of Kentucky, it is illegal to hold a ice cream cone in your back pocket.

In South Africa, it is common to roast up termites and ants and eat them as Popcorn.

Fruit snacks typically contain a "special ingredient" known as wax. It is similar to wax that is used to polish a car.

There are approximately 350 different pasta shapes used around the world. Italians often insist the shape you use can affect the taste.

The first food ever microwaved was Popcorn. The second was an egg which exploded in the face of the inventor of the microwave.

Processed cheese was invented in Switzerland over 100 years ago. James L. Kraft of America was the first to make it commercially available by the slice just after World War II. Typically slices contain less than 51% real cheese.

A Glimmer of Hope

I may have found a Part 15 AM transmitter that will work in my present location. Since it does not have to mount up in the air and then be tuned to work correctly but instead, has a separate antenna leading to the transmitter via a coax cable to the box on the ground inside the property, I may have a chance at getting a usable signal out here. Will buy a unit in the Summer and test it to see if there is any chance I can overcome all the obstacles and technical issues that exist here at the property or nearby. It won't be a perfect solution since the area I need to cover is too big for a single transmitter to reach, especially with the problems at this spot. But we'll see what happens during testing later in the year.

Latest Part 15 AM Radio News

I had a chance to update the Low Power AM Radio Network website.

Happy Ground Hog Day

Another six weeks of winter according to Phil. Good news for those of us that enjoy winter and the upcoming Olympic games!