Times are busy and funds are a bit tight right now, but I am still writing away and doing much research as to some of the new developments which impact Christian Broadcasting here in the United States as well as around the world. I am currently toying with a few AM transmitter designs that are based off of vacuum tubes and can be constructed simply to provide anywhere from 100mw (FCC part 15 legal limit for unlicensed broadcasting in the United States) up to 1 or 2 watts for use in the foreign field. I am working on a prototype of a simple AM band transmitter that would fit in this category. If you have any old tube equipment including ham radio gear, old AM and shortwave recievers, or anything else containing tubes that you would like to donate, please contact me at email@example.com to make arrangements. Again thank you and God Bless. Merry Christmas to all.
Times are still busy but funds have been somewhat aleviated by my new higher-paying job as well as mass Ebay activities to raise the funds for the continuation of this project. I have also recently become a member of the First Baptist Church of Blue Springs, which is an excellent church which is truly filled with the Spirit. I have continued my writings and have posted most of the rough draft of the first chapter of my book on this site. I have also added a blog which I encourage anyone interested to respond to. You can also see my reviews of even more electronics kits as I have had the time to assemble a few more over the last few months. Pictures have also been added for most of them. Enjoy and God Bless.
Please continue to pray for me and my endeavors and for the furthering of my ministry. It is under-funded and not known widely. I have been selling stuff on Ebay like crazy, and at times am lucky to merely break even, let alone make a profit. I just sold an FM Stereo Transmitter / Exiter to a guy the other week and the post office ended up destroying the package and totalling the transmitter. Thank God for USPS insurance, which I hope and pray kicks in since I don't even have the funds to refund the guy. Such is life, and honest Ebayers are few and far between. If you have any other advice (besides getting a second job) for raising some easy money, please let me know. It is dissappointing to see just how great a success the release of my book IS NOT. I am tempted to release the first edition for download online free of charge, however, this web host does not support downloads of this magnatude since the size of the word document is over 15MB in size. I encourage donations of any denomination which can be sent to paypal address firstname.lastname@example.org
. Any contribution of any size would aid me in getting a domain name and would allow me to publish the first edition for free online download. I'm sure you'll agree it is a splendid book written for the Layman! Too bad it is too big to E-Mail. I will be placing it on KazAA or Limewire soon, and if you do download it, please tell me how you liked it.
I was recently on a church retreat to Branson Missouri with IMPACT Ministries of First Baptist Church when I just happened upon a small Christian radio station there in downtown Branson KLFC 88.1 FM. They basically allowed me to come on in and tour their studio there in downtown Branson. Of all the studio setups I had seen, it sort of reminded me of my own setup of my small Part 15 FM station! It was simple and yet to the point. They basically started out as a small 100 watt station covering about 20 miles in all directions, and later upgraded to an 1800 watt station using a directional antenna covering just over 30 miles. They are a non-profit Christian station running mostly off of donations from listeners and advertisements from locals. Being a non-profit station, they were easily able to obtain licensing in the non-commercial FM band of 88-92 MHZ. Their studio is in downtown Branson, and they use an ISDN line to synchronize their programming with their transmitter site some 6 miles from there. A perfect example of what a non-profit organization can do on a budget. Their operating budget is just over $10,000 per month, which is quite low compared to the Kansas City area station KLJC with over a $300,000 annual operating budget. For all you would-be broadcasters out there, if you ever visit Branson Missouri, give them a visit!
Although somewhat on the "back burner" of my mind, I am still plugging away at new designs for transmitters and new concepts of how to get the most bang for your buck when setting up a low power station. Given the present state of the economy, this can be a deciding factor in your willingness or ability to pursue a low power radio station for your small town or neighborhood. Yes, it does take some money and a lot of work, but it is very rewarding to know that you are doing your part to spread God's word to your community! Times are tuff, but we all must keep plugging away...
While the project has sort of taken the back burner as far as my recent priorities, it is definitely NOT FORGOTTEN. Low power radio stations may soon be the only media outlet available for the average person, supposing the end of free society is fixing to come down the barrel (evidence shows us that it is). With more and more laws and legislation being passed every day, Americans are experiencing less and less freedom every day. Your first and second amendment rights are in definite jeopardy things spiral downward. Please take a moment and pray for our nation.
I am still pressing on. I am just hoping and praying that the right opportunities will come my way both ministry wise and career wise. Like the majority of Americans, I live paycheck to paycheck and will continue to do so until finally my unsecured debts are paid and I am free to devote more time to these endeavors. Pray for me as it often seems like an uphill and unending battle. On the bright side, I have come across several new products and pieces of software as of recent that I feel would be great for the starting of low budget radio stations. I will continue to update this site as often as I can and am making revisions to my book as well. God is not finished with this, and neither am I.