lionel4287 at verizon.net
Fri May 16 09:24:59 CDT 2008
>From: Ethan O'Toole <ethan at 757tech.net>
>Date: 2008/05/16 Fri AM 09:36:18 EDT
>To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>Subject: Re: [rescue] Dayton Hamfest
>Anyone ever run a shortwave pirate station?
>Seems like more fun than normal 2 meter repeater action.
I guess it could be, but there would be a lot of challenges (aside from the illegal nature of the broadcast), namely securing SW equipment (broadcast band equipment is much easier to get, AM & FM), arranging a suitable antenna, and balancing the need to maintain some sort of schedule and not being predictable enough to attract the attention of the FCC. I had thought about the idea (I've always been interested in radio since I went to summer camp Shaw-Mi-Del-Eca in West Virginia (over the hill from The Greenbriar Resort, the off-site recovery site for US Gov't in case of attack), and they had an AM carrier current transmitter...), but my thought never went beyond the theoretical...
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