Joining from the US

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Derek Heim
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Joining from the US

Post by Derek Heim » Tue May 19, 2020 10:07 pm

Firstly, a big thanks for letting me join.

Greetings from across the pond at West Georgia Underground radio. Operating on 100.3 and 102.9 at a measly 7 watts in both locations.

We feed the repeaters from a web radio station set up at a free streaming provider https://wgug.radio12345.com/ using a tablet and 2.4GHz uplink. (we have to do all that shiit because Uncle Charlie is only 30 miles from us and would like us in a cage)

Because Atlanta radio is SO terrible, I set up the first station about 8 years ago. At 7 watts it covered the whole town as well as I needed. Then friends got involved and now we're setting up more shows and trying to figure out stealth advertising.

We play a lot of stuff that's off the beaten path. At the moment the show is a 19 hour loop dedicated to the Corona lockdown.

Again, I thank you dearly for letting us in, Derek

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Re: Joining from the US

Post by SD-E1102 » Wed May 20, 2020 8:59 am

Welcome!
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Re: Joining from the US

Post by Polecat » Wed May 20, 2020 11:53 pm

Welcome Derek. Are you actually transmitting across Atlanta? It's a city with diverse taste. What style of music are you playing?
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Re: Joining from the US

Post by BriansBrain » Thu May 21, 2020 11:55 am

Welcome Derek,

Nice to hear from a pirate from across the big pond :tup

I'm also located across a smaller pond from most of the guys on here :whistle

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Post by g33ky » Fri May 22, 2020 4:55 pm

Howdy partner! The US has some pretty good low-power stations/college stations, sad the same thing doesn't exist over here. Good on you for going against the garbage commercial stuff on the airwaves!
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Re: Joining from the US

Post by Albert H » Sun May 31, 2020 1:29 am

I'm also (mostly) across the water from the UK (to the east). Welcome aboard!

I did a little FM piracy in the early 80s in California. We used a couple of very elevated sites with about 40 Watts with the gear powered from big lead/acid batteries. The aerials were directional (there was no point in broadcasting to the desert), so we had a few dB of useful antenna gain. We linked from the studio to the transmitter on UHF (in the TV band), using very low power.
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