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Summer Radio Camps. 0 to 40 watts in 4 days.
Date Friday May 25
Time 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location Details
Oakland, Ca. Adeline & West Grand
Event Type Class/Workshop
Organizer/AuthorSteven
Emailxmtrman [at] pacbell.net
Phone510-625-0314
AddressAdeline & West Grand
A four day workshop session sponsored by Free Radio Berkeley to teach you how to build a 40 watt FM broadcast transmitter (and other related items such as antennas) and set up a low power community radio station capable of covering a broadcast radius up to 10 miles depending on 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 $200-$250 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 kit, power supply and enclosure. A complete package that includes a 5/8 Comet Antenna and 75 feet of coaxial cables costs $525.
All Radio Camp sessions are held at Free Radio Berkeley's shop in Oakland, CA. FRB's Micropower Broadcasting Primer, see link below, is used as one of the primary documents used for the sessions. Anyone interested in attending should download this document which is in pdf format.
Sessions are from 10AM to 6PM
Workshop fee, sliding scale $200-$250
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. An information packet is available in PDF format.
Summer Radio Camp Dates:

May 25-28, 2007
June 29-July 2, 2007
August 3-6, 2007
August 31-September 3, 2007
Donate A Transmitter
If you would like to have the experience of building a 10 or 40 watt transmitter but do not wish to engage in broadcasting, please consider assembling a transmitter at one of our camps and donating it to a community in Latin America or somewhere else in the world where people need a voice.
For more information go to http://www.freeradio.org
Added to the calendar on Wednesday May 2nd, 2007 5:04 PM
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