[amsat-bb] Low-Power FM (broadcast band) Transmitter?

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Thu Apr 2 19:16:54 UTC 2020

A fair question.  I've been considering something like that for my wife's
church (outdoor seating very widely spaced)...

But then we realized it went against another of our goals... that is,
saving emissions.  I have helped our church install solar for all its
energy and installed 5 EV charging stations in the parking lot and now at
least 1/4 of our members drive plugins.

The problem is that the emissions from 60 people driving to services on
Sunday is much more than the entire energy of the church itself!  So the
consensus was to stay put and use on-line meeting.

In earlier times we had plotted where all the members live and it turns out
that there are 3 major groupings (due to rivers and bays).  Were we to
"broadcast" as suggested, one could set up three such short range
transmtters in those three clusters and then people would only have to
drive to a home in their local cluster instead of across the bridge and all
to the same place.

Just thinking out loud.


On Thu, Apr 2, 2020 at 2:27 PM Scott via AMSAT-BB <amsat-bb at amsat.org>

> I  hope the group doesn't mind a non-ham question since we're all trying
> to help our communities in this difficult time.
> Can anyone recommend a low-power transmitter for broadcast on the
> commercial FM radio band?  An LPFM license can be acquired asap, but the
> first order of business is finding some hardware.
> As you can imagine, church gatherings are out of the question so I've been
> asked to see if I can locate a "drive-in theater" type transmitter for
> short-range broadcasting to car radios.
> Interested in commercial products only; thanks but not something I want to
> build & be responsible for maintaining.
> Thanks very much a good wishes to all.
> -Scott,  K4KDR
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