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Radio Camp at Free Radio Berkeley - Build an FM Broadcast Transmitter
Date Friday August 04
Time 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location Details
Free Radio Berkeley Shop in West Oakland
Event Type Class/Workshop
Organizer/AuthorStephen Dunifer
Summer Radio Camp - Build an FM Transmitter

A four day workshop session sponsored by Free Radio Berkeley to teach you how to build FM broadcast transmitters (and other related items such as antennas) and set up a low power (15-100 watt) community radio station capable of covering a broadcast radius between 5 and 15 miles depending on power, terrain and antenna height.

With an emphasis on direct, hands-on learning, you will learn how to solder, identify electronic components, assemble a 40 watt transmitter from a kit of parts, build and tune an antenna, properly setup and test broadcast equipment and much more. Further, you will be given an overview of basic electronics and broadcast engineering. A workshop fee of $150-$200 sliding scale is charged. At the end of the radio camp session you may purchase the 40 watt transmitter for $350 - the cost of the kits involved.

All Radio Camp sessions will be held at Free Radio Berkeley's shop in Oakland, CA. FRB's Micropower Broadcasting Primer, available on the web site http://www.freeradio. org, will be used as one of the primary documents for the sessions. Anyone interested in attending should download this document which is in pdf format.

Participation in the camp is open to anyone 15 years of age and older. All ages welcome, women are especially encouraged to take part.

Sessions will start at 10 am and end at 6 pm everyday.

An attempt will be made to make housing arrangement for out of town participants. If possible, attendees should arrange for their own housing needs.

To register, please send your name and contact information to Free Radio Berkeley via email or regular mail. Indicate which session you would to attend.

August 4-7, 2006
September 1-4, 2006

Contact Free Radio Berkeley for further information

Free Radio Berkeley
1442A Walnut St.
Suite 406
Berkeley, CA


freeradio [at]

Please note that the above address is our mailing address, not the address of our facility.

Added to the calendar on Thursday Jul 27th, 2006 12:36 AM
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