On the heels of last month's review of 40 Watts from Nowhere, the following are submitted for your consideration:
- a 2015 shortwave pirate activity summary
- want to roll your own, legally? The Prometheus Project's site is a good place to start. Here's their article on our local LP station.
- want to roll your own, small-time and sort of legally? C.Crane makes a cute Part 15 compliant transmitter that might be worth having, if only to stream from your computer to your stereo in another part of the house.
- There are other, larger ones out there (try Amazon), but no guarantees as to their quality.
- Either way, this guy will sell you a nice j-pole FM band transmit antenna. Have your frequency and credit card ready. I can vouch for the quality, been using one of his 2m antennas for nearly a couple of years now.
- What, you haven't picked a frequency? Radio-Locator can help. Type in your zip, then hit the "Find Unused Frequencies" link. Man, Apalachicola has a lot of open space.
- FCC commissioner Ajit Pai pretty much says that anti-piracy enforcement is now on the back burner, as reported at Radio World. Probably not a green light, but at least a yellow one.
- Me? Oh hell no. I worked to hard for my ham license, and furthermore I have no wish to inflict upon the neighborhood my mix of J.J. Cale, Joy Division, and Lydia Kavina's theremin yowling.
Yo-ho-ho, pirate radio.