While visionary outlets like hobbybroadcasting.net, Part15LAB and Part15.us (and maybe even little old me) have been promoting the fun of low power analog RF for decades, the response from the industry at large has ranged from mocking to persecuting.
Labeled as either nerds to be pitied or pirates to be prosecuted, low power radio enthusiast technology is suddenly at the forefront of pandemic coping strategies.
After ignoring these exciting opportunities since literally the dawn of radio broadcasting, we now get to read quotes like "...We are getting a huge number of calls from churches around the country asking if we can help them to broadcast their sermon into the parking lot of their church..." and "...Just last week a customer from Texas called and explained that he was trying to find a way to set up a mini drive-in theater in the parking lot of his temporarily closed restaurant using a large screen TV and a DVD player..."
Here's a soon-to-be-growing list of great RW low power radio coverage:
- Check Out These Unexpected Uses for Unlicensed Radio
- Oregon Firm Plans to Introduce “Parking Lot Radio”
- Low-Power Radio in the Parking Lot: What You Need to Know
- Look for FCC Certification When Choosing a Part 15 FM Transmitter
And, of course, here's our "I told you so!" list of links to articles espousing the usefulness of this now-headline-making technology found on this humble assemblage for over a decade:
- Low power AM transmitters in action
- Real life low power radio stations
- More real life low power radio stories
- Other Readings on Low Power Radio
- Other's Radio Writings
- The Sea Grant low power radio stations
- Limited area Broadcasting
- Low power radio updates from around the web
- The High Potential of Low Power Radio