Mid afternoon in Boulder
Hot day. Hanging out on rooftops installing STL's (studio transmitter links) and antennas is HOT work on a roof in August.
Got our second STL setup though. Just for grins, here's what an STL looks like and what it costs (us at least) to put it together:
Transmitter ($3000 for a Broadcast Warehouse TX150, but as little as $1000 for prebuilt)
Laptop ($700, don't need anything powerful, just small)
Mixer (el cheapo Behringer at $59)
Container box (nice one's at Lowes for $40. Plastic, but they can be locked up)
Cables (1/8" to 2-1/4" computer to mixer $12, two 1/4" to XLR mixer to transmitter $30)
Ethernet cable from HS internet to computer for streaming from your studio location ($20)
Linksys router $50
UPS ($60 from officemax or wherever)
Powercord ($8 at Lowes).
Comet 5/8th antenna (ours is cut down to 1/4 wave) $130
Tripod (if on roof) $29 at radio shack
Misc mounting crap: $10
So, for only $4,150 bucks, you to, can set up a nice safe studio for your DJ's (with a streaming box) and send your stream off into internet land for pickup and rebroadcasting at an STL location, pretty much, anywhere. This is pretty accurate because I spent most of yesterday putting it all together for that second STL location we just set up.
Make it high though. Higher=more reach. Tune the antenna right. Go to www.diymedia.net (ton's of great pirate info there).
And THAT is a full blown Studio Transmitter Link site setup. Small, able to be put almost anywhere and easy to tear down and move if the need arises.
Monk@kbfr.org Current Mood: accomplished