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by JohnPoet
Wed May 25, 2011 11:03 pm
Forum: Free Radio Cafe: Pirates Den
Topic: Ok, NOW things are working... we think
Replies: 6
Views: 1082

Re: Ok, NOW things are working... we think

Testing some images...

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Ok, so just click the "Img" button, and put your image URL in-between... as usual...
by JohnPoet
Wed May 25, 2011 9:25 pm
Forum: Free Radio Cafe: Pirates Den
Topic: Ok, NOW things are working... we think
Replies: 6
Views: 1082

Ok, NOW things are working... we think

You would think that THE ADMINISTRATOR would not have to assign "moderator status" to himself, to see posts that got sent to the "moderation Q". Well, not so! I thought the "default" settings would be an ok place to start. Well, not what I had in mind either. So obviously a test group was a very goo...
by JohnPoet
Wed May 25, 2011 9:17 pm
Forum: Free Radio Cafe: Pirates Den
Topic: Welcome to The Free Radio Cafe Lounge!
Replies: 38
Views: 2492

Re: Welcome to The Free Radio Cafe Lounge!

That's what this place needs. Free Booze!

But, I can't afford it. Pity.
by JohnPoet
Wed May 25, 2011 12:47 pm
Forum: Free Radio Cafe: Pirates Den
Topic: Welcome to The Free Radio Cafe Lounge!
Replies: 38
Views: 2492

Re: Welcome to The Free Radio Cafe Lounge!

Hi guys!

Ok, so that was the FIRST foul-up-- no one could post without every single post being approved by ME, LOL.
WHOOPS.

Sorry about that. Totally unintentional that is, fer sure.

I believe I now have permissions properly set for users and new users, so you can post, fer crying out loud! LOL
by JohnPoet
Wed May 25, 2011 1:10 am
Forum: Free Radio Cafe: Pirates Den
Topic: Welcome to The Free Radio Cafe Lounge!
Replies: 38
Views: 2492

Welcome to The Free Radio Cafe Lounge!

Make yourself at home, say hi, introduce yourself! (Yeah, most who end up here will probably already know most of the others, but what the heck... I am John Poet, your forum admin, also known as 'The Poet' off of the well-known shortwave pirate, 'The Crystal Ship' What most would not have known is t...
by JohnPoet
Tue May 24, 2011 11:38 pm
Forum: Free Radio Cafe: Pirates Den
Topic: Early 80's History of The Crystal Ship
Replies: 0
Views: 1253

Early 80's History of The Crystal Ship

The partnership which would become The Crystal Ship was formed in June 1982. Three nineteen-year-olds were finishing up a term of college when John 'The Poet' (that's me) came up with the bright idea of creating a pirate radio station. Of course my compatriots were all for the idea. My partners, "Th...
by JohnPoet
Tue May 24, 2011 11:08 pm
Forum: Pirate FM Broadcasting
Topic: Good sources for FM and low power transmitting?
Replies: 3
Views: 4946

Good sources for FM and low power transmitting?

I will be coming up with a link list for sources for this type of equipment, and making it "sticky" in this forum.... I have quite a collection myself, but I'll have to take considerable time checking links and creating the post, so it'll have to be a little later. However, if anyone else has any li...
by JohnPoet
Tue May 24, 2011 11:02 pm
Forum: Pirate Radio Broadcasting - Shortwave/AM
Topic: Antenna Ideas for 1710 kHz thru 160 meters
Replies: 3
Views: 3189

Antenna Ideas for 1710 kHz thru 160 meters

Installing an antenna for 1710 kHz has its own unique complications. A 1/4 wave at that frequency is about 140 feet, making a full vertical impossible for most people. Compromise on the length or polarization is therefore necessary. Because of their proximity in frequency, almost any antenna designe...
by JohnPoet
Tue May 24, 2011 10:50 pm
Forum: Utilities, Numbers, Beacons, MARS: Loggings
Topic: World Frequency Allocations from 0-30 mHz
Replies: 3
Views: 3757

World Frequency Allocations from 0-30 mHz

World Frequency Allocations from 0 to 30 MHz 153 to 279 kHz: This is the European Long wave Broadcast band. The channel separation is 9 kHz. 279 to 530 kHz: Most stations heard in this range are aeronautical and marine navigation beacons that continuously repeat their call signs in Morse code. These...