2021 Display planning

I just finished completely rebuilding our FM transmitter, to ensure we will continue to have commercial FM quality audio being broadcast at our display, along with RDS data displaying the song and artist information on newer radios that offer text display.

We run a flea powered broadcast station on 104.3Mhz, broadcasting Christmas music daily 7am to 6pm, followed by the display’s music from 6pm – 10pm during the holiday season, starting the day after Thanksgiving, running through Christmas day.

Since folks not in the immediate area can’t receive the broadcast, I am looking into how I can possibly stream it from my server, allowing folks to login and listen regardless of their location! That part of the project is likely to be a 2022 project, as I have several other changes for this year’s display that need to take precedence, and I will need some IT assistance in figuring out how to ensure streaming on my server.

Next up for this year’s display will be a new video screen. Details will follow in a subsequent post, once I get the equipment identified.

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