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Podcasts over Micro-FM Station

 
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This is an idea that was brought up by Joe and sent by email.

My idea is using a micro-FM radio to broadcast the podcasts to spread permaculture locally. People can tune into their radio and listen to it while working in their garden, for instance. This can be helpful for folks that don't have access to computers or smart phones.

Most micro FM stations are anywhere from 1 watt to 10 watts, which can get at least a 1-8 mile range, depending on how high up someone sets the antenna. My understanding is that they do not require a permit or permission because they are low power. A simple micro FM station set-up can be purchased on amazon.

Running the station is simple. I set up a playlist in itunes, hit play, and make sure the cable running to the micro-FM box is plugged into my computer speaker system. Then I can walk away from it and let it play all day long.



Maybe some people could start doing this in their area, if regulations allow it.
 
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Thanks for posting this to the tinkering forum for me! Yes I've been doing this for some time since my local regulations allow for it. Very convenient thing to have around! And I think with enough brain-storming, we can probably come up with multiple benefits for using micro-FM technology. I was asked to post a link to the contraption, so here is a link to one of the many types of packages available. I bought mine off of Amazon for much less, but this is an informative link that shows the whole thing.



http://castlebroadcastingsystems.com/prod0b.html



By the way, I'm a complete idiot when it comes to this sort of thing, if I can do it, I sort of feel like anybody who is interested would also be able to use it!



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