[hackerspaces] Hacker TV Station

RGB blippo at gmail.com
Tue Aug 10 22:34:48 CEST 2010

  If you are so excited to make your own broadcast, why don't you start 
with some content first and spread it wide via Internet.
Streaming even live is waaaaay to cheaper, legal and you can target 
hackers all around the globe, not just within reach of your antenna.
If the UHF broadcasting is your goal and interest you will very soon 
face FCC (in US) or other regulators (in other parts of the world) and 
you basically cannot effectively hide as a pirate...


On 10.8.2010 17:11, Brain Tank wrote:
> With the Analog Broadcast system having been switched over in the US 
> I'd like to take advantage of the empty space and make a LPTV/HAMTV 
> station at our Hackerspace. We're having a bit of trouble translating 
> the legal end of things. We have our General class HAM licenses and we 
> can see HAMTV is often transmitted on channels 57-60 CATV. 
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amateur_television
> Some questions that we've been unable to resolve are:
>    *
>       Can we stream YouTube all day long?
>    *
>       I realize theres a limitation as far as commercial things over
>       HAM radio but what about "promotions" using HAMTV?
>    *
>       How far are we allowed to transmit?
>    *
>       Are the HAMTV bands even necessary to be limited to with all the
>       freed up analog bandwidth?
> Things may have changed a bit now that the bands have opened up but I 
> cannot find specific information anywhere on the net.
> We think we can achieve this using one of these 5watt TV Transmitters 
> <http://www.pcs-electronics.com/transmitters-transmitter-kits-c-101_113.html>.
> If anyone has the ability to help answer these we could do an easy 
> tutorial with the other information I've collected and post it for 
> other Hackerspaces to build their own cheap TV Station.
> -Dave
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