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Calvin
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Hey guys,

 

This question may appear very stupid to you, but I guess I'm a 'newbie' in this area of radio broadcasting haha. Anyway, I run an online radio station using shoutcast and we're thinking of broadcasting to FM in certain areas around the UK. I know this is a step too far, but I was just wondering.

 

How would we get started in the FM industry? What sort of equiptment would we need to broadcast to FM, and is there somehow the person running the FM stream can broadcast the shoutcast to it some way?

 

If anyone could provide me with some sort of starter tips, that would be great. Thanks very much! :)

 

Regards

Calvin

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Too Be Far I Don't Think You Would Get A License As A Good Friend Of Mine As Been Trying For Years The Only Other Way Is Pirate This Carry's A Big Risk But There Are Over 150 Pirate Across The Uk Most Are In London/manchester/birmingham For A Basic Pirate Station All You Need Is

 

* Fm Transmitter (£250) 150 Watt

* Dipole Areal & Coax Cable

* Pc / Cd Decks / Mixer

* Compressor Limiter

 

And That's Pretty Much It

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Too Be Far I Don't Think You Would Get A License As A Good Friend Of Mine As Been Trying For Years The Only Other Way Is Pirate This Carry's A Big Risk But There Are Over 150 Pirate Across The Uk Most Are In London/manchester/birmingham For A Basic Pirate Station All You Need Is

 

* Fm Transmitter (£250) 150 Watt

* Dipole Areal & Coax Cable

* Pc / Cd Decks / Mixer

* Compressor Limiter

 

And That's Pretty Much It

 

£250 for a 150 W transmitter ??? Where?

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PCS Electronics sell all of the bits and bobs to build your own FM transmitter or you can buy one of their ready-made packages. They support everything that they sell. We have found their products and customer service quite agreeable. Before you spend the money on a bunch of equipment, you should familiarise yourself with the technology and concepts of FM transmission first.

 

Getting a license is the most important part. Either you can get a "free-to-air" hobbyist license in some countries for free or you have to pay a small fee for one. There usually is a sliding scale for the fee for the transmitting wattage of your transmitter and if you are wanting to turn a revenue in broadcasting. You will also need to get a royalty license as well to broadcast.

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