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.
….. 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!”