Rock FM Part 15 Radio Station
The main studio is in Central Indiana, we also have a studio in the United Kingdom.
Broadcasting legally under the FCC part 15 rules and regulations.
We use the Aareff 100mW PLL FM STEREO TRANSMITTER shown below.
We use Station Playlist Studio for our on air system, as well as their playlist creator.
Sound solution software with Optimod settings.
Why put effort into this? We have always loved radio and we think today’s corporate owned stations all sound the same, bland. We have the studios for production work, so we figured why not try to make something people could enjoy? The part 15 aspect doesn’t cover a lot of area, but the neighbors like it and with the internet we have listeners worldwide! It’s fun and a labor of love!
Microbroadcasting, in radio terms, is the use of low-power transmitters (often Part 15 or equivalent) to broadcast a radio signal over the space of a neighborhood or small town. Similar to pirate radio, microbroadcasters generally operate without a license from the local regulation body, but sacrifice range in favor of using legal power limits (for example, 100 mW for medium wave broadcasts in the United States). Higher power levels can be achieved using carrier current techniques, which are widely used in colleges and universities. Both AM and FM bands are used, although AM tends to have better propagation characteristics at low power.