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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Its not the apocalypse , close though

FACEBOOK has 3 new VIRUSES ! #1 - If you get a notice of a PHOTO TAG .. DO NOT OPEN IT ! #2 - If you get a notification that a friend reported you for offensive behavior etc. .. DO NOT open it ! #3 - a message from your friends via chat saying click this links .. DO NOT OPEN IT ! These are BAD ones and will crash your computer .. RE POST AND TELL EVERYBODY!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Big Moon Tonight & Interference

Should be a big bright moon tonight learn more at earthsky.org & the Farmers Almanac
http://earthsky.org/tonight/high-tide-alert-closest-full-moon-of-2011-on-march-19
www.almanac.com
Learn about lunar perigee and apogee and their what they mean in relation to the Moon's orbit. The Old Farmer's Almanac discusses lunar perigee and apogee, and their effect on the tides.

In Other News..........
Rock 95.7 FM is changing their identity. Read More

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Re-post from Facebook

Rock 95.7 FM is no longer playing mainstream music.
All music on Rock 95.7 fm is from Independent artists. And in the spirit of St.Patricks Day we are playing music from Ireland and around the world. We are still interested in playing your m...usic too, i still have not seen any music submission in my Inbox at bsallade@rock957.net so far the music we are playing is from artists from all over the world. Let's get some local talent on the airwaves !! Send your radio friendly mp3's to my email address, bsallade@rock957.net Thanks


Thursday, March 10, 2011

Now transmitting with Mobile Black Box V6000


Station upgrade, Mobile Black Box V6000 0-200mW 88 -108 Mhz

Well i known it's been touch n' go lately for me, i don't have a lot of time to post let alone the time to arrange playlists for broadcasting on a day-to-day basis. It has been crazy at my house lately and time is something that eludes me for some reason.
But i have had a little time to try out the Mobile Black Box V6000 Transmitter.
Let me first say that this is a great little transmitter as far as the looks, audio, 4 ways to power it and adjustable power output which is 0 to 200 mW.  The only downside i have seen so far is the antenna that comes with the MMB is electrically too short for any long distance broadcasting so that would have to be fixed with a real antenna , coax and SMA connector. But that will come later when i have more money to play radio with.
I set the transmitter down to 1 mW and to my surprise it covered my small lot pretty well. Now to try it at or around half power which would be somewhere in the neighborhood of 100 mW, i took a drive around the park and well it wasn't much better than my $9.00 dollar Scosche FM transmitter. It carried over 450 ft. but was not as solid as if i was running the Ramsey FM 25B. It does however sound a hellava lot better than the Ramsey as far as audio quality goes. And the MBB seems better filtered than the Ramsey.
I tried the MBB at 200 mW and it filled in some of the holes but was still not up to the task as a neighborhood broadcaster. This transmitter will definetly need a good outdoor fm antenna to cover more evenly our neighborhood and more.

All in all, the Mobile Black Box is awesome, I can't wait to see what will happen once i get it on a real antenna.

More Later

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Upgrade for Rock 95.7 FM Arrived !!

Well three days waiting for a device from California isn't too bad.
The new upgrade has arrived and I will be testing it today, if you want to hear the difference tune into 106.7 fm. You should be able to compare 95.7 fm to 106.7 fm and hear the difference. If this doesn't give you an idea what we are up to then nothing will.


More Info later as we test our upgrade.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Upgrade for Rock 95.7 FM Coming Soon

Rock 95.7 FM will be getting an upgrade in a few days.
Stay tuned here and on 95.7 fm on your radio dial for more information.

It's gonna be SWEET!!!

UPDATE! Mystery Upgrade for Rock 95.7 fm is in transit, tracking email was received last night Monday March 07 2011 stating the Upgrade was sent out at 8:46 pm California Time and is on it's way.... Don't you just love the suspense!?

Don't feel bad, the wait is killing me as well, but it will be worth it. Trust me.