Summer Radio Camps

Aug 31, 2007 - Sep 03, 2007
Free Radio Berkeley

0 to 40 Watts in 4 Days. A four day workshop that teaches 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. 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 www.freeradio. org, will be used as one of the primary documents for the sessions. Workshop fee, sliding scale $200-$250.