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Where Can I Get My BW TX Series FM Transmitter Repaired?
If you own a BW Broadcast original TX series FM Transmitter or V2 FM transmitter and need to have it repaired, Progressive Concepts can repair it for you. Simply call Progressive Concepts to obtain an RMA number. It's that easy! Once we...
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How far will my transmitter go/ What will the range be?
We are often asked "How far will my 100 watt transmitter go?". This question does not have a simple answer. WHY? Because there are so many factors that will determine how far your transmitter will go that there is no single answer to...
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-3dB Gain is NOT bad, here is why...
Many customers are afraid to buy an FM antenna that has a negative gain. They seem to feel that they are losing power. Nothing could be further from the truth! In this article, I will use our PCP1 circularly polarized FM antenna as an...
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What are Low Power FM (LPFM) radio stations?
Overtime, pressure grew for a solution to allow community organizations the power to broadcast their message locally over the radio. As a result, the FCC began granting licenses to non-profit organizations that allows them the right to broadcast FM...
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How do I apply for a station?
Periodically, the FCC opens the door for new applicants to take a shot at getting a license to run their own station. These applications are only available for non-profit and community organizations. For more detailed information on when and how you...
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What can I broadcast on my station?
FCC licenses for LPFM stations are only granted for “non-commercial-educational” use. This means that although you can’t sell advertising airtime directly, you can accept contributions from businesses and incorporate their name...
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How do I get started?
If you’ve already reviewed the application process, your next step would be fundraising. Fundraising is a great way to gauge community interest and spread the word about the future of your station. Not to mention, it’s essential for...
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Where do I get the equipment I need?
The leading one-stop resource for obtaining equipment, as well as assistance with setting up a professional broadcasting studio, is Progressive Concepts. Progressive Concepts offers complete equipment packages containing everything you need to start...
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Numark MP103USB CD Player is perfect for Radio Broadcast
The Numark MP103USB CD Player is perfect for use in Radio Broadcasting. The MP103USB has all the features needed by todays demanding radio DJ's. Furthermore, the MP103USB is rugged in design so that it lasts under the rigors of constant use.
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Formula For figuring ERP on FM Transmitters
Formula to figure ERP of an FM Antenna
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How Much Broadcast Equipment Is Needed to Operate a Low Power FM Radio Station?
Those who have an interest in operating a low power FM or LPFM radio station, either on behalf of a company, institution, or for personal use, are often intimidated by the prospect of assembling all of the necessary equipment and sending sound...
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What's the Difference Between FM Transmitters and Low Power FM Transmitters?
Whether you are a radio broadcasting hobbyist, or a full time disc jockey/talk show host, nothing is more crucial than your radio transmitter. Other components found within this industry such an amplifier, oscillator, modulator, power supply,...
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What Is the Difference Between AM and FM Radio?
If you’re like many people, when you think of the difference between AM and FM radio, you might say, “Well, AM is mostly talk radio and FM is mostly music.” While this is somewhat true (there are exceptions with both),...
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How Does an FM Antenna Work?
Imagine being able to send out music and thoughts through energy, electrons and radio waves. An FM antenna does just that. Antennas are sometimes called an aerial. You see antennas every single day of your life. They are built into our cell...
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3 Tips for Hosting Your Own Low Power FM Radio Show
Why would someone want to host their own LPFM or low power FM radio show?  The answer is simple.  Hosting an LPFM low power radio show is a wonderful way to promote a business, a cause, or to inform those in your community about a...
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Manage Emergency Messaging With the Digital Alert Systems DASDEC II
Emergency Messaging systems were once very expensive, but they have become much more affordable in recent years.  They offer many benefits to radio stations, and now, more than ever, DASDEC systems are affordable for even the smallest radio...
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The JK Audio AutoHybrid and it's uses within the radio studio
Every sound engineer has had to deal with telephone lines at one time or another. Linking the phone conversation to an audio system when taking calls at a radio studio can be accomplished via telephone hybrids such as the JK Audio AutoHybrid....
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Mixers and Equalizers: Refining Your Sound
In previous posts, we’ve outlined the equipment you need to get your low power FM radio station up and running. But before you start purchasing the different pieces of your broadcast puzzle, you should first understand the function of each...
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Choosing the Right Microphone for Radio Broadcast
After you’ve assembled the necessary equipment to broadcast your signal through the airwaves, you can begin to pick and choose certain items that will enhance your broadcast. The most important component to ensure that your voice carries well...
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What is a Radio Transmitter?
Out of all the equipment needed for radio broadcasting, there is no piece more important than the radio transmitter or FM Transmitter. Sure, the microphone picks up your voice, the audio processor makes it sound better, and the mixer allows you...
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What Equipment Do You Need for a Low Power FM Radio Station?
So you’ve been dreaming about running your own radio station, and you have a good idea of what you will broadcast, but how do you know exactly what equipment you’ll need?  While there are endless bells and whistles you can purchase...
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How Do I Start an FM Radio Station?
Are you passionate about radio and dream of one day running your own station?  Well, your dream is not a distant reality.  There are a lot of resources available to help you get started, and the equipment required is more accessible than...
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