Parts and Suppliers.
All Electronics Corp.
P.O. Box 567
Van Nuys, CA 91408
Lots of parts, + molded chokes and ferrite beads. FB101-43's, 5
for a buck.
Phone: 1-800-467-7736 & 1-800-423--0070
They sell BA1404's for $2 a piece, seems to be the best deal
going. They also sell there own BA-1404 transmitter kit, with a
38khz xtal. They will also sell you 38Khz crystal (this is the
reccomended one to use in the FM-10 to FM-10a conversion). Great catalog.
Lots more RF stuff.
They have lots and lots of items. Most notably, 38Khz crystals by Epson
America (Digi-Key part #SE3314).
PO BOX 452
Wellsville, NY 14895
Alternative programs of "pirate" and clandestine stations.
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
1919 M Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20554
Info on permitted forms of low power broadcast operations (part-15.)
Free Radio Berkeley
1442-A Walnut St, #406
Berkeley, CA 94709
Lots of kits and info for the micro power radio movement.
Audio Accessories and Transmitters.
FCC approved broadcast-type FM exciter, tunable 88-108 Mhz (PLL).
PO Box 130
Paradise, CA 95967-0130
Tons of very high quality FM, AM, and TV transmitters and amps.
Catalogs are $2, well worth it. A must have item. There stereo
transmitters are more expensive than a FM-10, but much higher
Sells plans and kits for the FM broadcast band.
793 Canning Parkway
Victor, New York 14564
They make the FM-10, FM-25(PLL), LPA-1 and PA-1 (all very useful for 3-meter
hacking.) They also have a number of other kits like the TV-6 television
Sells all kinds of RF Transistors.
Home of the much advertized on the net 3 watt transmitter. Other
FM xmitters and amplifires.
FM oscillator kit, and other stuff.
Another maker of BA1404 (fm stereo like FM-10) kits. Plus other stuff.
RR#1 Box 1201
Fort Edward, NY 12828
Non-profit org for the arts, adventure, sci-fi tapes and CDs.
Books, Articles, and Magizines of Interest.
Video, Stereo and Optoelectronics, Rudolf F. Graf and William
Sheets. TAB Books. Ta 'kill UHF TV broadcaster (2 watts). A
FM stereo transmitter project (not based on the BA-1404) that
includes SCA subcarriers. Some stuff on frequency synthesis.
FM receivers with SCA. Carrier current stuff. Neat!
Interface Databook, National Semiconductor, 1990. Great
section on frequency synthesis.
The ARRL Handbook, American Radio Relay League, The bible, must
have, has the basics on everything. Plus more. Get both the 1995
and a pre-1995 version (pre-1995 version has plans for making a
10GHz studio link.)
The Compleate Manual of Pirate Radio, Zeke Teflon, See Sharp Press 1993,
ISBN 0-9613289-9-1. $5.00. Seen at Tower Records. By no means compleate,
Zeek's manual is worth a read, if not only for it's opening story. Other
info is there but not compleate.
Electronics Now, Build this FM STEREO BROADCASTER, July 1992
Iron Feather Journal, Issues 13, 14 and others. Journal of many
hacks. Contact :
PO BOX 1905
Boulder CO 80306-1905
Nuts & Volts Magazine, Must subscribe magazine, loaded with
advertisments that apply to all aspects of software and hardware (including
radio) hacking. Subscribe today only $20/yr.
Mondo 2000, Pirate Media, #11 1993 issue.
The Original Sex and Broadcasting, Lorenzo Wilson Milam, ISBN-
0-917320-01-8. Lots of cool insight on running a community radio station.
Pirate Radio Section. Good read.
A PASSION FOR RADIO: Radio Waves and Community A community radio
anthology edited by Bruce Girard. 22 chapters on various community
and pirate radio stations. Some stations covored are Radioproeflokaal Marconi
a squatters' pirate in Amsterdam, Radio Venceremos the official radio station
of the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front in El Salvador, Zoom Black
Magic Liberation Radio a low-power pirate in Illinois, Radio One a now legal
station in Prague that began life as the anarchist pirate "Radio Stalin" and
Black Rose Books - Montreal/New York
Paperback ISBN 1-895431-34-4
Radio-Electronics, Hardware Hacker by Don Lancaster, June 1992
issue. Great schematic on the Pioneer CD-FM-1, a xtal
controlled FM transmitter using the BA1404. Worth a look.
Radio Resistor's Bulletin
PO Box 3038
Bellingham, WA 98227-3038
Send $1 for sample -or- mail firstname.lastname@example.org
RadioText(e), ISBN:0-936756-94-2, Must have collection of
many different essays on radio, including may of the alternative
bend. Abbie Hoffman, Upton Sinclair, Ezra Pound, Tetsuo Kogawa and
Also of interest although mostly about Shortwave Pirate Radio is:
The Association of Clandestine Radio Enthusiasts -or- ACE
PO Box 11201
Shawnee Mission, KS 66207-0201
yearly subscription 12 issues. US $18, Canada/Mexico $19, Rest of the
world $25. They had a short (but slightly flawed) article on the FM-10 in
there May 1991 issue. Mostly ACE is about shortwave pirates.
Last Updated October 31, 1995.
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