I've talked to a lot of folks and what really discourages them is that anytime they try to do something with a.m. as far as getting out a couple of miles you always have the folks that preach about field strength and the it can't be done the crowd.
I have shown in my videos on YouTube that you can receive a 100 watt part 15 station for a couple of miles if you live in the right area and have the right receiver.
the ground lead arguments don't help either and some of the things I've heard about the talking house ATU is enough to make you sick. meaning the fact that some people are trying to say it's illegal when it indeed is not. I've heard all kinds of misinformation but the point is all of us are going to run our radio stations as we see fit and that is the bottom line.
Right Le Gacy, I used to see a lot of that kind of talk, but not lately, I guess people know their places. You're right, station owners should be allowed to be adults and make their own decisions for once.
Some don't like you to have more success than they had, and politics is involved, like FM part-15 has been put down for years, and someone pointed out to me that those who beat the drum the loudest against any FM use are also involved with selling AM transmitters.
I saw it for myself this year when governors closed down gathering spaces and people turned to radio to address the crowd in their cars. At Radio World's site there were several screeds about why FM should not be trusted, but we have approved AM transmitters for you to use. Is that fair? Well, it's business. True, someone also said AM could only go a short distance, until Rich set them straight.
Part-15 Engineer, maybe you could scale back to the one computer you have, feeding into one transmitter. With just a mic connected, I'm able to broadcast a live or recorded DJ show, and it can sound like real radio.
It's probably a similar system to what at-home DJs use now to do their shows. The only 'old radio' thing I can't do is hear the air sound, because the delay through the system is about a second, but that's the same with any station now that uses a digital STL.